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Aug 16 2012

A Brief Blog Profile: Creative Muslims

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by Thomas Hynes

 

Creative Muslims was founded in 2010 by Tubah Sultan. The mission behind this blog is to highlight American  Muslims who cast "a positive image of Islam through their contributions to the community, the web, arts, multimedia, entrepreneurship, technology, and social media." Luckily for this blog there are so many Muslim Americans out there contributing to society on a daily basis. So, odds are this blog will never run out of things or people to write about.

Here on the blog, I'm reading a series about Green Islam. These posts highlight the work Muslim Americans can do getting involved in environmental causes. Here is something that fits with the community at large, but also Islam. On this post I'm reading about Amir Khan, a champion boxer, social activist and dedicated Muslim. And here, I'm reading a post featuring 20 tweets from Ramadan. Now, if that doesn't sum up Islam in the social world, I don't know what will!

The truth is, like any other block of Americans, the Muslim community is full of highly talented and often quite charitable individuals. I'd be remiss to gloss over some of the unfair representation this community has received in recent years. Fortunately, Creative Muslims is reversing that tide, one post at a time.

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