The Muslim Project

Our Mission

The Muslim Project is an awareness campaign dedicated to eradicating the stereotypes and stigmas surrounding Islam. Our mission is to humanize people who practice Islam and mitigate the scourge of Islamophobia and bigotry with which the world is afflicted. 

Our mission is provide a positive platform where Muslims from all different backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, races and socio-economic classes can come together to talk about their experiences with Islam. 

Islam is a face of nearly 1.6 billion Muslim and it is time that people become educated about the many stories and people among the religion rather than the fundamentalism people portrayed in the media. 

Our History

The Muslim Project is an awareness campaign dedicated to eradicating the stereotypes and stigmas surrounding Islam. Our mission is to humanize people who practice Islam and mitigate the scourge of islamophobia and bigotry with which the world is afflicted. 

In May 2016, Ammarah Rehman and Blair Imani launched The Muslim Project. Imani and Rehman represent a glimpse of the diversity inherent to the Muslim community. 

Blair Imani converted to Islam in the spring of 2015 just prior to graduating from Louisiana State University. Never feeling as if she was not part of America, she was confronted by the harsh reality Muslims in America have been facing for decades. Blair is a Black American Muslim activist living in Brooklyn, NY. Imani is the founder and Executive Director of Equality for HER. Blair appeared on MSNBC's The Point hosted by Ari Melber. She has also spoken at Harvard University for the inaugural National Muslim Women's Leadership conference and at the Harvard Kennedy School's 2017 Black Policy Conference.

Ammarah Rehman was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts as the daughter of Pakistani immigrants. Islamophobia has always been a very present part of her life. As a child, she experienced the alienating anti-Muslim narratives invoked by politicians and pundits following the tragedy that took place on September 11, 2001. In her adolescence she witnessed a resurgence of islamophobia as the Boston community searched for the culprits in the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. As a college student and intern for Equality for HER, Ammarah was compelled change the stigma surrounding Islam through an awareness campaign.

 


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