Articles by Yusuf Samad

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John Oliver Explains China’s ‘Appalling’ Treatment Of Uighurs

John Oliver discusses the human rights abuses the Uighur people are facing at the hands of the Chinese government, and why those atrocities are worth our undivided attention.
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Why More Than A Million Uighurs Are Being Held In Camps In China?

Why more than a million Uighurs are being held in 're-education' camps?
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Hagia Sophia: Friday Prayer Held In Istanbul Monument For First Time In 86 Years

Friday prayer has been held in the Hagia Sophia for the first time in 86 years, marking the reconversion of the Istanbul landmark into a mosque.
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The UAE’s “Hope Probe” Will Make History As It Heads to Mars

Apart from being the Arab world’s first Mars mission, the 'Hope Probe' will also witness the world’s first ever countdown in Arabic.
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Stephen Miller, One Of The “Architect” Of The Muslim Ban, Added To Extremists List By SPLC

Stephen Miller is credited with shaping the racist immigration policies of President Trump, which include the zero-tolerance policy, also known as family separation, the Muslim ban and ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
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The Military Genius of Muhammad Al-Fatih

This video explores Mehmed’s military genius through his war preparations and how he earned the famous tile of Muhammad Al-Fatih or Mehmed the Conqueror.
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Living In The Valley Of The Moon

Life in a remote landscape known as the Valley of the Moon in Jordan
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Remembering The Great Imam Al Nawawi

A tribute to the great Imam Abu Zakaria Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi. May Allah have mercy on him and grant him the Highest Station...
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How George Floyd Was Killed in Police Custody

George Floyd Died After Police Knelt on His Neck During Arrest
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Muslims Perform Socially Distanced Eid Prayers At German Ikea Parking Lot

Around 700 Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr with socially distant prayers at an Ikea parking lot in Wetzlar, Germany
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How Palestinians In Gaza Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr

While most of the Muslim world marked Eid al-Fitr under lockdown, Gaza celebrated in style, with new clothes, fresh date cookies and 100 day salted fish.
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These Syrians Found Refuge. Then Came More Bombs

Millions of Syrians have fled to Idlib Province seeking safety.
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How Coronavirus Changed Ramadan For Muslims

These New York Muslims are fighting the consequences of COVID-19 and helping their communities in New York City during the holy month of Ramadan.
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Prayer During The Coronavirus Pandemic

eople of faith around the world are turning to prayer during the Covid-19 pandemic. But why exactly do we pray? It turns out, prayer isn’t just about religion.
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The Good, The Bad And The Hungry

AJ+ decided to ask some Muslims across America: What’s good? What’s not so good? And what’s keeping them hungry this stay-at-home Ramadan?
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Mosque Provides Free Meals to Those in Need During Ramadan

This Virginia mosque is providing free meals to community members impacted by COVID-19 every single day of Ramadan.
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Ramadan Acts Of Faith Seen During Covid-19

Members of the Muslim community adjust traditions while helping the needy during their holy month.
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For Muslims, Ramadan Is A Time Of Charity. This Year, Their Focus Is Coronavirus Relief

For Muslim Americans, giving is a priority during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month that began last week. But fundraising has been challenging because mosques – a focal point for donations during the holiday – are closed because of the outbreak.
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The Prince Of Wales Shares A Message To Mark Ramadan

The Prince of Wales shares a message to Muslims across the UK and the Commonwealth, wishing them a Ramadan Mubarak at the start of the month of Ramadan.

NYC To Serve 500,000 Free Halal Meals To Muslims During Ramadan

New York City authorities will provide halal meals to 500,000 Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Covid-19 Crisis Fuels Gaza Farmers’ Economic Woes

Before coronavirus, Gaza's economy was already struggling because of the blockade by Israel.