100 Must Follow Twitter Accounts On Muslim Affairs
Following are the 100 Twitter Accounts on Muslim Affairs which are a Must Follow for those having interest in issues concerning Muslims. The list includes the Most Prominent Scholars, News & Current Affairs Twitter handles on Islam & other Religions and Sociopolitical Commentators who have an eye on Muslim affairs. The List is in alphabetic order.
1. ABC Religion & Ethics
2. Abdal-Hakim Murad
@Contentions : This is a twitter account that republishes Shaikh Abdal-Hakim Murad's thousands of contentions. Timothy John Winter (born in 1960), also known as Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, is a British Sunni Muslim shaykh, researcher, writer and academic. He is the Dean of the Cambridge Muslim College, Director of Studies (Theology and Religious Studies) at Wolfson College and the Shaykh Zayed Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Cambridge University. His work includes publications on Islamic theology and Muslim-Christian relations. He has consistently been included in the "500 Most Influential Muslims" list.
3. Abdullah Nana
@MuftiAbdullah : Abdullah Nana was born and raised in Mill Valley, California. He graduated with honors from UC Berkeley with a degree in Business and Economics. After accomplishing his academic goals, Abdullah Nana went on to pursue the higher Islamic Sciences in South Africa and attained a Masters-equivalent degree in Islamic Theology. Currently, Abdullah Nana is the founding member of the Halal Advocates of America- a national advocacy which seeks to establish closer ties with the Halal supply chain in America and create universal Halal integrity.
4. Abdul Nasir Jangda
@AbdulNasirJ : Abdul Nasir Jangda is the founder and director of Qalam Institute. He was born and raised in the Dallas area. He is a founding member and chairman of Mansfield Islamic Center. Abdul Nasir is an instructor with Bayyinah Institute, where his class "Meaningful Prayer" has traveled the country.
5. Afroz Ali
@alfroz : Imam Afroz studied in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Mauritania and at Al-Azhar University before he established the Al-Ghazzali Centre for Islamic Sciences & Human Development. A professional architect, he offers commercial corporate training on Team Building, Personal Leadership, Spiritual Development, and Motivation and Goal Setting. He is involved in various community developments and sustainable environment projects in Australia and the Pacific and is a recipient of the International Ambassador for Peace award. Lately, he has worked extensively with SeekersHub Global where he serves as the Managing Director.
6. Ahlulbayt TV
8. Alt Muslimah
9. Amina wadud
11. Arsalan Iftikhar
@TheMuslimGuy : Arsalan Iftikhar is an international Human Rights Lawyer, Global Media Commentator, Founder of TheMuslimGuy.com & Author of 'Islamic Pacifism: Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era', based in Washington DC and Senior Editor @IslamicMonthly Magazine
12. Assim Alhakeem
@Assimalhakeem : Sheikh Assim Alhakeem graduated from the prestigious Umm al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia in 1998. At present Shaikh Assim is an Imam of a masjid in Jeddah, a role which he has held for the past 20 years, where the sheikh delivers the weekly Friday sermons and lectures on various Islamic Sciences.
14. Channel Islam International
@channelislam : Channel Islam International is a dynamic Islamic Satellite Radio station that reaches out to a global audience daily bringing Islam to the world based in Johannesburg. http://www.ciibroadcasting.com
16. Coming of Faith
@ComingofFaith : In 2012, two friends, Laila Alawa and Rasheeda Abdul-Musawwir, decided to create a space for underrepresented women to share their stories. After years of sharing personal narratives with friends, the two realized that it was unusual for transformative stories to be found in the media, particularly when it centered on minority women. Laila and Rasheeda began cultivating a safe space for voices of Muslim American women. From there, Coming of Faith emerged.
17. Dawud Walid
18. Dean Obeidallah
19. Deen TV
@Deenmedia : Deen TV is a Lifestyle TV Channel based in South Africa which has an Islamic ethos broadcasting to a wide range of audience interest. The channels content covers a wide range of Genres including, health, education, environmental, community and travel amongst others.
20. Ed Husain
@Ed_Husain : Mohamed Mahbub Husain popularly known as Ed Husain is a writer. Husain is the author of 'The Islamist', a book about Islamic fundamentalism, and an account of his five years as an Islamist activist. He is a Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He currently lives in Manhattan, New York, USA.
21. Farah Pandith
@Farah_Pandith : Farah Pandith, actually from Kashmir is the first ever (former) Special Representative to Muslim Communities for the United States Department of State.
23. Faraz Rabbani
@FarazRabbani : Faraz Fareed Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and translator of several Arabic works to the English language. Faraz Rabbani was born in Karachi, Pakistan and raised in Toronto, Canada. Rabbani is a teacher at SeekersGuidance based in Toronto, Canada. More about him can be read at http://www.SeekersHub.org & http://www.SeekersGuidance.org
24. Farzana Versey
25. Guardian belief
26. H.A. Hellyer
@hahellyer : H. A. Hellyer, is a British expert on the politics of the modern Middle East, religion and politics, majority-minority relations, security issues and the Muslim world - West relations. A nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution's Foreign Policy section, and associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, he is also a research associate at Harvard University's Kennedy School. His website is here.
27. Habib Al Jifri
@alhabibali : Habib Ali Zain al-`Abideen al-Jifri is an Islamic scholar from Hadhramaut, Yemen of the Shafi'i school. Al-Jifri is the founder and director-general of the nonprofit privately-funded Tabah Foundation for Islamic Studies in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He is a member of the board of Dar al-Mustafa Islamic University in Tarim, Yemen. He runs the Islamic Center in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
28. Haroon Moghul
29. Dr.Hatem Bazian
@HatemBazian : Dr.Hatem Bazian, a Ph.D. in Philosophy & Islamic Studies from UC Berkeley. He is a Professor and co-founder of Zaytuna College, & Senior Lecturer, UC Berkeley.
30. Hind Makki
@HindMakki : Hind Makki lives in Chicago where she works at the Interfaith Youth Core. Hind has traveled throughout the United States and Western Europe, leading workshops on social cohesion through meaningful interfaith dialogue and in 2008 she participated in the Muslim Youth Project exchange program to the Netherlands. Hind received her BA in International Relations, focusing on global security and diplomacy, from Brown University. Founder @SideEntrance
31. HuffPost Religion
32. Hussein Rashid
@islamoyankee : Hussein Rashid, PhD, is founder of islamicate, L3C, a consultancy focusing on religious literacy and cultural competency. He has a BA from Columbia, and an MTS and PhD from Harvard. His research focuses on Muslims and American popular culture. He writes and speaks about music, comics, movies, and the blogistan. He also has a background in South and Central Asian studies, with a deep interest in Shi'i justice theology.
33. Sheikh Humza Yusuf
@Ikhwanweb : Official English account of the Muslim Brotherhood.
36. Imams Online
@ImamsOnline : Imams Online has been created as an easily accessible online portal serving as a, voice, information and career placement initiative aimed at prospective Islamic leaders, Imams, Chaplain, Alims, and Alima's.
37. Ingrid Mattson
@IngridMattson : Dr. Ingrid Mattson is a Muslim religious leader, a professor of Islamic Studies and an expert in Christian-Muslim and interfaith relations.
39. Iyad El-Baghdadi
@iyad_elbaghdadi : According to his own words, "I startup startups, coach social media, tweet revolutions, and make fun of tyrants. An Islamic libertarian of Palestinian origin. http://www.el-baghdadi.com/
@JIPOfficial : Official Twitter account of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan. Tweets represent party opinion.
41. Jaweed Kaleem
42. Juan Cole
@jricole : John Ricardo I. "Juan" Cole is an American academic and commentator on the modern Middle East and South Asia. He is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. His blog is http://www.juancole.com/
43. Kashif ul Huda
@khamenei_ir : Follow for regular updates and news about Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, Iran's Supreme Leader
45. Lee Weissman
@JihadiJew : Lee Weissman graduated from George Washington University, with a Bachelor's in Religion, then continued graduation at the University of Chicago in South Asian Studies. Also a specialist in Sanskrit and Tamil studies. Jihadi Jew is dedicated to creating a space where observant Jews and Muslims can struggle together to create real understanding, through discussion, debate and mutual support. He blogs at http://jihadiyehudi.blogspot.in/
47. Lost Islamic History
48. Mariam Veiszadeh
50. Mehdi Hasan
@mehdirhasan : Mehdi Hasan is a British political journalist, broadcaster and author. As a journalist and author, Hasan is the co-author of a biography of Ed Miliband and the political editor of the UK version of The Huffington Post. From a British Indian background, he is the presenter of Al Jazeera English shows The Café and Head to Head.
51. M Francois-Cerrah
52. Milli Gazette
53. Moez Massoud
@MoezMasoud : Moez Massoud is an Egyptian television and radio presenter, public intellectual and religious leader who focuses on the fields of spirituality, inter-faith dialogue, and Islam in the modern world.
54. Mohammed Ansar
@MoAnsar : Mohammed Ansar is a political and social commentator regularly appearing on television and radio. He is a public speaker and visiting lecturer on Islamophobia, Islam in contemporary Britain and Theology. A civil rights activist and legal advocate, he works across a variety of sectors in the fields of education and interfaith. His website is http://moansar.com/
55. Mohamed Ghilan
56. Mohammed Shafiq
@mshafiquk : Muslim broadcaster on TV, Radio, Columnist, Chief Executive of the Ramadhan Foundation and Ummah Channel Political Editor
58. Mufti Ismail Menk
@muftimenk : Official Twitter account of Mufti Ismail Menk of Zimbabwe.
59. Murtaza Hussain
60. Shaykh Musa Furber
@musafurber : Shaykh Musa Furber is a Research Fellow at @tabahfoundation. He was recruited by Shaykh Habib Ali al-Jifri to serve as a lead researcher at the Taba Insitute in UAE, where he currently resides. He Has Ijazas in Shafii fiqh and trained & licensed in ifta under the direct supervision of Shaykh Dr Ali Jumua, the Mufti of Egypt.
62. The Muslim Observer
@MuslimObserver : The best weekly Muslim Newspaper in the world, bringing you news from around the world.
63. Muslim Voices
64. Mustafa Akyol
@AkyolinEnglish : Mustafa Akyol is a Turkish writer and journalist. He is the author of Islam without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty (WW Norton 2011), a book which was long listed in 2012 for the Lionel Gelber Prize, a literary award for the world's best non-fiction book in English. He became a contributing opinion writer for The International New York Times in the fall of 2013.
65. Mustafa al-Najafi
@MustafaNajafi : Giving a good insight on Shia Politics.
67. Nihal Ahmad Khan
@nihal201 : Interested in how we think and talk about religion, community, and the world. Student of Islamic Law & Theology at Nadwatul Ulama in Lucknow, India. Born and bred Jersey boy. This is His tumblr.
68. Niraj Warikoo
69. Omar Suleiman
71. Patheos Muslim
@PewReligion : Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life delivers timely, impartial information on issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs.
74. Qari Asim MBE
75. Religion News
@religionnews : Religion News Blog: Hand-Selected News about religions, cults and related issues.
76. Reza Aslan
@rezaaslan : Reza Aslan is an Iranian-American writer, scholar of religious studies and a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. He is a member of American Academy of Religion. His books include the international bestseller No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, which has been translated into 13 languages, and Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, which offers an interpretation of the life and mission of the historical Jesus.
77. Salim Noorie
@SalimPatel92 : Tweets on Sunni Barelvi Stuff
78. Sana Saeed
79. Sayeeda Warsi
@SayeedaWarsi : Sayeeda Hussain Warsi, Baroness Warsi, is a British-Pakistani lawyer, politician and a conservative parliamentarian, who co-chaired the Conservative Party. She served in the David Cameron's Cabinet, first as the Minister without portfolio between 2010 till 2012, then as the Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office and as the Minister of State for Faith and Communities, until her resignation citing her disagreement with government's policy to the Gaza conflict in August 2014.
80. Sayed M. Modarresi
@SayedModarresi : Sayed Mohammad Mahdi Al-Modarressi comes from a family of scholars which includes supreme religious jurists, or Grand Ayatollahs, such as Grand Ayatollah S. Mohammad Taqi al-Modarresi, one of Iraq's leading faith leaders of its majority Shi'a population.
81. Shadi Hamid
@shadihamid : Shadi Hamid is Director of Research at the Brookings Doha Center & Fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institute. Author of 'Temptations of Power'.
82. Shahed Amanullah
83. Siraj ul Haq
@SirajOfficial : Head of Jama'at e Islami Pakistan.
84. Sufi World
@WorldofSufis : Tweets about sayings of Sufi Scholars.
85. Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri
@TahirulQadri : Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri is a Pakistani scholar and former professor of international constitutional law at the University of the Punjab. On 2 March 2010, Qadri issued a 600-page Fatwa on Terrorism, which is a scholarly refutation of all forms of terrorism. This is the official twitter page of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri founder of Minhaj-ul-Quran International in Pakistan. His website is http://www.minhaj.org
86. Tariq Ramadan
@tariqramadan : Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University. He is one of the top most Muslim intellectuals currently living. His official website is http://www.tariqramadan.com/spip.php?lang=en
88. Ummah Wide
89. US-Islamic World
90. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah
@UmarFAbdAllah : The new official account of Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah.
Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah (Wymann-Landgraf) is an American Muslim, born in 1948 to a Protestant family of the Midwest. Early in 1970, he embraced Islam in Ithaca, New York while studying English literature at Cornell University as a Woodrow Wilson honorary fellow. He then changed his field of study and transferred to the University of Chicago in 1972, where he received his doctorate, with honors, in 1978 for a dissertation pertaining to the origins of Islamic Law. He taught at the Universities of Windsor (Ontario), Temple, and Michigan from 1977 until 1982, when he left the United States to teach Arabic in Granada (Spain).In 1984, he was appointed to the Department of Islamic Studies at King Abdul-Aziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and taught Islamic studies and comparative religions there until 2000. During his years abroad, Dr. Abd-Allah took advantage of the opportunity to study numerous classical Islamic disciplines under several traditional Islamic teachers. He is fluent in English and Arabic and acquainted with several modern and ancient tongues. Dr. Abd-Allah returned to Chicago in August of 2000 to work with the then newly founded Nawawi Foundation as its Chairman and Scholar-in-Residence. Accordingly, he now teaches throughout Chicago land and conducts research in Islamic studies and cognate fields.
91. Vali Nasr
@vali_nasr : Vali Reza Nasr is an American academic and author specializing in the Middle East and the Islamic world. He is currently Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. and a Senior Fellow in foreign policy at Brookings Institution. He is the author of The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat (2013), Forces of Fortune: The Rise of the New Muslim Middle Class and What It Will Mean for Our World (2009), The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future (2006), and several other books on Iran, Pakistan, Islam and politics, and Middle East politics and economy.
92. Wajahat Ali
@WajahatAli : Co-host of Al Jazeera America's social media driven talk show The Stream. A Playwright, Attorney, Commentator, Blogger, Humorist, Researcher & Writer for Center for American Progress living in Bay Area, Ca. http://www.domesticcrusaders.com
94. Yahya Birt
95. Dr. Yasir Qadhi
@YasirQadhi : Yasir Qadhi is an American Muslim scholar and writer of Pakistani descent, and Dean of Academic Affairs at the Al-Maghrib Institute, an Islamic educational institution. He has written books and has lectured on Islam and contemporary Muslim issues.
96. Yasmine Hafiz
@YasmineHafiz : Yasmine Hafiz is the co-author of The American Muslim Teenager's Handbook, a 2008 Presidential Scholar, and a member of Yale University's class of 2013.
97. Yasmin Mogahed
@YasminMogahed : Yasmin Mogahed received her B.S. Degree in Psychology and her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After completing her graduate work, she taught Islamic Studies and served as a youth coordinator. She also worked as a writing instructor at Cardinal Stritch University and a staff columnist for the Islam section of InFocus News. Currently she's an instructor for AlMaghrib Institute, a writer for the Huffington Post, an international speaker, and author, where she focuses most of her work on spiritual and personal development. Yasmin recently released her new book, Reclaim Your Heart, which is now available worldwide. Visit her website, yasminmogahed.com, where you can find a collection of her articles, poetry, and lectures.
98. Yusuf Moosagie
99. Zahra Billoo
@ZahraBilloo : As the executive director of CAIR San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SFBA), Zahra Billoo strives to promote justice and mutual understanding. Zahra joined CAIR-SFBA in 2009, and immediately embraced her roles as community organizer and civil rights advocate. She frequently provides trainings at mosques and universities as part of CAIR's efforts to empower the community, while building bridges with allies on civil rights issues. Zahra also represents victims of discrimination and advocates for policy changes that uphold civil rights for all.
100. Ziya Meral
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