Sarah Saeedah Author
Sarah Saeedah is, in three words, happy, blessed, and most of all, Muslim. Although she spent most of her childhood in the sparsely populated but lush and green Arkansas, Sarah reluctantly moved to the brown, bustling Arizona in 2006 and is now wavering between majors in her first year at Arizona State University. Sarah enjoys being commonly mistaken for different ethnicities, hearing brilliant Muslim speakers, consuming strawberries and tangy sour ribbons, reflecting on Dawud Wharnsby’s poetry, concocting desserts, reading, reading, and a little more reading, running programs for her alma mater Islamic high school, doing henna, soaking in rain, and dreaming positively about the bright, happy future of the global Muslim community. Sarah has served as Editor for her high school newsletter and blog, and assistant editor for both the newsletters of the Islamic Social Services Association, USA and CAIR’s Arizona chapter. Sarah joined MYM primarily because she was intrigued by the idea of a community of Muslim youth writers across the country, as well as in order to preserve and reflect on her experiences growing up as an American Muslim. Please keep her in your dua’as as Sarah’s most fervent dream – (ehem, goal) – is to attend the Bayyinah Institute’s Dream program in order to learn traditional Arabic.