Last week, I blogged about "30 Mosques in 30 Days,", a project created by New York-based, Muslim-American bloggers Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq. The idea: break their daily Ramadan fast at a different mosque in New York City each day for a month. I loved the project, and I loved their voices and sensibility, and thought it would be really cool to have them join us for a special guestblog visit. More from Aman, below.
We both live in New York where Bassam works in advertising and I work as a newspaper writer. Our work has been mentioned in several national media outlets such as NPR, Time Magazine, CNN, the New York Times and USA Today.
Two Muslim guys photo-blog 30 NYC mosques in 30 days
We're both excited to be guestblogging for Boing Boing! It's time people realize Muslims are not two-dimensional characters so we'll be providing you guys with insight into our culture with some fun stories and videos from around the globe. Who knows, maybe we might provide you with a food recipe or two.
We're both South Asian and I grew up in Ohio and Bassam grew up in Texas. Our social lives revolve heavily around hanging out at South Asian and Middle Eastern restaurants here in New York and berating each other over our tastes in music. But we both can agree on singing "Torn," by Natalie Imbruglia at the top of our lungs. That or Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris." Alanis Morisette, not so much.
Facebook gets a bad rap, but where I live, it has brought neighbors together, and it started because of the things I didn’t want to share.
When the Congressional Science committee wants to talk about the cold weather, and when NASA has to defend their budget by explaining why NASA is important, it can make people who believe in facts… a bit tense.
Acting is a crappy business, but the world needs actors, and since we live in a time when digital production and distribution has democratized filmmaking, anyone can be a casting director. Exhibit A is a new tumblr, Casting Call Woes, which has netted a foul-smelling collection of ripe ones from the sea of DIY casting […]
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Projects will always need management. And now with the tech gold rush it feels like there are more projects than ever with fewer managers than there’s demand for. But it takes too much time and money to go back to school full time so luckily the Project Management Professional certification training course is now 96% […]
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