Kübra Gümüsay is the co-founder and press-officer of the Zahnräder network for active, creative and intellectual Muslim entrepreneurs in Germany (ranked amongst the top 20 visionairy ideas in 2011 by Generation-D and financed e.g. by the European Union Youth in Action Programme) and am involved in various social projects on areas such as social blogging, diversity and feminism.
According to Germany radio , she is one of the most influential minds of Islam in Germany.She is also the first Hijabi Columnist in Germany.
NuqtaARTS provides mobile art classes to people of all ages. It is based in the Washington DC metropolitan area and is available to travel to your local community center. NuqtaARTS offers four courses covering water marbling, muqarnas, geometric design and latch hooking. All of these methods have been employed throughout history by various societies to convey beauty and meaning in their artistic creations.
In Arabic calligraphy the nuqta (pronounced like Barnes and Noble’s “nook”-ta) or dot is the smallest unit of measure. It is the building block upon which whole scripts were developed. NuqtaARTS hopes to provide the building blocks for its students’ artistic creations.
To learn more about their work “like” them on Facebook or follow them on twitter @NuqtaARTS. You can also follow them on Instagram @NuqtaARTS.
On Sunday, with no precedent in Norwegian history, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg appointed Hadia Tajik, a 29-year-old Muslim woman, as minister of culture, making Tajik the youngest minister in the Norwegian Cabinet and the first ever Muslim in the Norwegian government.
Mohammed Faris, is the Founder & CEO of ProductiveMuslim.com, a dynamic online enterprise dedicated to boost Productivity in the Muslim World. With a vision to inspire productivity in the Muslim Ummah, Mohammed Faris uses examples from the Holy Quran, Biography of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), and Islamic History, as well as modern Productivity techniques to deliver his message in a succinct practical way.
A dynamic presenter with passion for his subject on how Islam & productivity are interlinked, he has delivered many talks both in person and virtually to individuals, organisations and to large audiences in conferences and seminars, you will be captured by his enthusiasm.
Emine Erdoğan, the Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan’s wife, on Friday visited Rohingya Muslims staying in the Banduba refugee camp in the Myanmar coastal state of Rakhine and delivered aid to the Rohingya Muslim refugees.
There are now more than 500,000 iPhone apps, and one of them is the creation of Rumi Khan, a 12-year-old student at Newark Charter School. The Delaware Department of Education recently recognized Rumi’s efforts to create and distribute “Dare to be Square: The Adventure of the Red Square.” Rumi designed the game, wrote the code and drew the graphics for the game, which has 10 levels where the main character, the square, fights enemies to ultimately recapture his lost memory. He created everything but the music. A snippet of the game is at grabbyarmgames.com, the website for Grabby Arm Games, which he founded.
From the depths of Canada’s music scene comes a brand new sound the industry has been craving to hear. In less than a year since releasing their first full length album Francis and Ku aka The Sound of Reason are quickly building up a worldwide movement with their harsh and opinionated brand of fusion music. From working with top international artists to being featured as MTV’s artist of the month The Sound of Reason are independently gaining the attention of fans across the world with one goal in mind… change the direction of the mainstream.
When our first born was 2 years old, we were eager to add to his ever growing number of toys, books and room decor. As Muslim American parents we wanted our kids to have access to products that were not only fun but also gave our child a stronger sense of identity. But as we soon discovered, few products in this category had the charm and appeal that we could appreciate and that our son could also relate to. Little BIG Kids was born to change that.
About the Founder and Chief Big Kid, Omar Khawaja
Omar has held various roles in his professional career over the past 12 years. His experiences range from product & package development at Estee Lauder to Structured Finance modeling at a leading global advisory firm. Omar holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from Hofstra University and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University in New York.
Despite a relatively long professional career, Omar has always been an entrepreneur at heart. At a very young age he would design video games in the hopes of one day turning them into reality. But it wasn’t until his wife was expecting their first child that Omar felt a strong urge to move beyond corporate America and do something a bit more meaningful. So he left his job at Estee Lauder for graduate school, then left New York for a new career upon graduation and consequently started Little Big Kids in the process. Somewhere in between all this his second child was also born.
Omar now calls Northern Virginia his home. He lives there with his wife Nadia and three wonderful kids who are the inspirational driving force behind Little Big Kids.
As founder and Executive Director of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta (ISB), Soumaya Khalifa brings an array of corporate and non-profit experience to her role. Her professional background in human resources, diversity and talent management for several Fortune 100 companies helped in starting and growing the ISB.