MYM Staff

Muslim Youth Musings is a literary non-profit organization committed to empowering young Muslims to be forerunners in thoughtful reflection by fostering community, mentoring writers, and publishing literature. Established in 2007, MYM has expanded into a space where Muslims come home to reflect – from heartfelt stories about family, to memoirs grappling with identity, to poems that ponder faith, to essays that explore innermost feelings.

Our Team

avatar for Arif KabirArif Kabir

Arif Kabir is the Founder and Director of MYM. He loves to read, design, and spend time with his wife and family. He has a Master’s in Human Computer, completed his Qur’anic memorization under…

avatar for Jawaad Ahmad KhanJawaad Ahmad Khan

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 cla…

avatar for RuqaiyyaRuqaiyya

Born and raised in the UK, Ruqaiyya Maryam loves reading, cooking and sleeping. All of these things are nearly impossible with a super active and super naughty 2 year old who drives her absolu…

avatar for Iqra KhanIqra Khan

Iqra Khan is a dentist by profession and a writer by passion. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Oral Biology at Texas A&M College of Dentistry while she works on her second young a…

avatar for Aabid ShivjiAabid Shivji

Always an advocate of North Texas, Aabid grew up in the DFW suburbs of Grapevine and Euless. While in college, he developed an interest in spoken word and written poetry and compete…

avatar for Noura MouradiNoura Mouradi

Noura Mouradi is pursuing a degree in Healthcare Studies with a minor in Psychology and currently living in Dallas, Texas. She is often found lost in her own world reading, overthinking, or tr…

avatar for Sumaiyah KhanSumaiyah Khan

Sumaiyah joined MYM to exercise her writing skills and broaden her horizons, and is currently the Editor-in-Chief. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and finds joy in anything relate…

avatar for Mariam VakaniMariam Vakani

Mariam Vakani is a jack-of-all-trades currently living in Toronto, Ontario. She obtained her MA in Communication and Culture from Toronto Metropolitan University. Mariam writes sometimes,…

avatar for Sanaa AliSanaa Ali

Residing in Texas, Sanaa Ali holds a lifelong passion for writing and reading. She received her BS in Psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas with a minor in Literature, and is curre…

avatar for Sundus AladraSundus Aladra

Sundus Aladra is a California-born everywhere-raised writer of Palestinian origin. Writing has been one of her most steadfast companions in the face of life’s unpredictable ups and downs, and…

avatar for Mariam SiddiquiMariam Siddiqui

Mariam Siddiqui is a teacher living in Canada with her husband and daughter. A lover of books, serendipity and words, she obtained her BA from the University of Cincinnati in Education wi…

avatar for Afra AhmadAfra Ahmad

Afra Ahmad is a writer, poet, artist and calligrapher.
Based in Saudi Arabia, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature.
She writes about everything under the sun: from dark issue…

avatar for Halah ButtHalah Butt

Halah is a writer, copywriter, and aspiring author. She earned her B.A at the University of Toronto where she majored in English Literature and Professional Writing & Communication. Her work…

avatar for Jaweerya MohammadJaweerya Mohammad

Jaweerya Mohammad is a first-generation Pakistani-American. She is a passionate educator, teaching Middle School English in New Jersey. She graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor…

avatar for Najma ArfaNajma Arfa

Najma Arfa is originally from Indonesia and currently a sophomore at Al Huda School in College Park Maryland. She’s the oldest of three siblings and the daughter of two loving parents. Najma…

avatar for Ayesha HusainAyesha Husain

Ayesha Husain wanted to be a writer for as long as she remembers but then she wanted to be an architect or an aeronautical engineer as well. She wanted to be many things. Eventually, she c…

avatar for Sara FilaliSara Filali

Sara Filali is a Moroccan-American artist and writer. She is set to self-publish her debut book, “Hajeetek Majeetek: My Grandmother’s North African Folktales” in October 2023. This enchanting …

avatar for Iman IbrahimIman Ibrahim

Iman Ibrahim is a UI/UX Designer and illustrator from Atlanta, Georgia. Iman is passionate about designing for the greater good and hopes to inspire muslim youth through her work. She is a l…

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  1. I am without a single doubt that this website has the ample of all required information to make youths take a braod step to make  a vital living. May Allah help us. Amin

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