Samah Safi Bayazid has always been a storyteller. Growing up, she wanted to be a news anchor or a television presenter with her own show. Although there weren’t many women in hijab in front of the camera at the time (the amount these days isn’t much higher), she persisted. However, her dream to be in front of the camera soon changed after taking just one film production class. Read More
Are you unsure of the career you really want? Do you want a career that will truly make you happy? Follow these 3 steps, and perhaps your ideal career will land itself in front of you!
Combining California flavors with a passion for social justice, Reem Assil has always wanted to positively impact her community.
Four years ago, a group of girls were connected via an email. That email, sent by one of our fellow Muslim friends, signed off with a simple, and unassuming “I understand that you are both interested in public health in the Arab world….and I hope you can complement one another in your endeavors moving forward.” Read More
Amaiya Zafar is a 16-year-old amateur boxer from Minnesota. When Zafar boxes, she wears her hijab, a long-sleeved shirt and leggings underneath her shorts and tank top. Read More
Back in undergrad, I thought having a full-time job that I somewhat enjoyed meant I would automatically be successful. Naive, I know.
Have you considered setting goals and actively working toward them aside from your New Year’s resolutions? You will be far ahead of mostly everyone if you plan big to “make it big.” To plan big, follow these three simple steps. Read More
Saadia Faruqi is a published author, editor, interfaith activist and teacher. Through her writing, Faruqi has contributed to numerous online publications about the Muslim experience around the world. In the interview below, Faruqi talks to LAYALI about her inspiration for the collection of short stories she wrote in her book “Brick Walls: Tales of Hope and Courage from Pakistan.” Read More
Your twenties is the time to find yourself and discover who you are, so they say. But you’ve come to realize it’s not as easy and magical as you previously thought.