These restaurants are havens where I don’t have to explain myself, where being Pakistani is the default.

Ahmed Ali Akbar • 4 months ago

Hear about how the Olympic fencer and bronze medalist has created the things she wants to see in the world on the newest episode of See Something Say Something.

Abdur-Rahim Rashada survived World War II, Jim Crow, and then converting to Islam. Hear his story on See Something Say Something.

Ahmed Ali Akbar • One year ago

"A dope lyric over a tight beat? That's like an ayah."

Ahmed Ali Akbar • One year ago

On Eid al-Adha, Muslims around the world slaughter and donate a portion of lamb, goat, or cow in honor of Abraham’s sacrifice of his son. I went to a slaughterhouse in Detroit to figure out if I had the stomach to kill the animals I consume.

Ahmed Ali Akbar • One year ago

"Brothers and sisters, quick announcement — If you own a white Toyota Camry, can you please move it? You're blocking the mosque exit."

Ahmed Ali Akbar • One year ago

God giveth biryani and God taketh pork away.

Ahmed Ali Akbar • One year ago

This week the See Something Say Something podcast interviews folks on the challenge of building community.

Ahmed Ali Akbar • One year ago

On the new episode of See Something Say Something!

Ahmed Ali Akbar • One year ago

Whether you're at a diner eating pancakes or at home with family, we want to see what people around the world are eating for suhoor!

Ahmed Ali Akbar • One year ago

No, ordering delivery is not a Ramadan hack.

Ahmed Ali Akbar • One year ago

It's halal to laugh when you're fasting, right?

Ikran Dahir • One year ago

We asked fans of BuzzFeed's podcast See Something Say Something to share their Muslim prom stories. WARNING: they are very tame.

Ahmed Ali Akbar • One year ago

Or, in some cases, not being able to go.

Ahmed Ali Akbar • One year ago

Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir's dreams were put on hold when she realized that wearing a hijab is banned by the International Basketball Federation. Now that the ban has been lifted, she has to decide if she wants to try again to make it as a professional player.

I never played the campaigns of first-person shooter games because I feared I would be Othered and alienated by the generic “Muslim” terrorists that are often the villains. Ten years after it was originally released, I played Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare to see what I’d find reflected down a sniper scope.

Ahmed Ali Akbar • One year ago

See Something Say Something invites a scholar of Islam to provide history and context.

Ahmed Ali Akbar • One year ago

Some people call them "loanwords," but that implies being paid back one day.

Ahmed Ali Akbar • One year ago

Bless up.

Ahmed Ali Akbar • One year ago

"Why do Muslims always shake hands & say "Salman I like him" when they meet in the street? Who is Salman? Why do they all like him?"

Ahmed Ali Akbar • One year ago