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Jawaad Ahmad Khan

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Born and raised in sunny South Florida, Jawaad grew up in an environment of creative expression. Having performed spoken word poetry, written short stories and essays, and created a variety of videos, he joined Muslim Youth Musings as a means of experimenting with his expression, but also to facilitate his fellow young Muslims to express themselves as well. After graduating with a film degree from the University of Miami, he went on to study Islam and the Arabic language at various institutes, and currently, he works to develop creative projects in the field of religious education.

“Islam began as something strange, and will revert to being strange as it began. So give glad tidings to the strangers.”

-The Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) (narrated by Muslim from Abu Hurayrah)

Are you a stranger? Or are you just an average Joe?

Are you DIFFERENT? Or do you fit in with the crowd just fine?

Below is a poem from spoken word poet Silent-K (Raa’id Khan) on the identity of Muslim youth.