Jawaad Ahmad Khan

Author
Jawaad Khan was born and raised in sunny South Florida to a family of creatives and Islamic workers. He went on to complete a film degree at the University of Miami, one year of improv classes (which he’s very proud of), and he studied Arabic and Islamic studies at various institutes in Dallas, TX, where he now resides with his wife and cat. He serves on the board and is an editor for Muslim Youth Musings. His first collection of short stories is set to be published in 2023.

“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.