Day of action marks Seattle Womxn’s March anniversary

Dozens of events all over the Seattle area include panels, workshops, potlucks, performances, food bank drives, voter registration and much more. 
Jan 18, 2018

Muslim martial artist teaches self-defense to women

An attack on two Muslim women in Portland struck a nerve for Fauzia Lala, a black belt in both Tae Kwon Do and Arnis, who started the classes.
Oct 5, 2017
Volunteers serve food at last year's interfaith Christmas Eve Dinner. (Photo courtesy Muslim Community Resource Center)

Interfaith Christmas Eve dinner hints at a brighter 2017

We live in dark times. But an annual multicultural dinner for the needy on Friday is a sight of hope behind the headlines.
Dec 23, 2016

Redmond mosque opens health clinic for patients in need

The new monthly health clinic providing free or subsidized care for patients in need is first of its kind in Washington state to be based in a mosque.
Jul 19, 2016

Governor greets area Muslims for Eid

Gov. Jay Inslee visited the Muslim Association of Puget Sound masjid in Redmond for Eid al-Fitr, which marks end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Jul 6, 2016
Welcome to "the grey zone." (Photo by Tariq Yusuf)

What the Paris attacks felt like for American Muslims

When every terror attack is a setback in the struggle for acceptance.
Nov 25, 2015
Zainab Haji (left) gives cookies to Kent Chadwick, who turned out in support of the Islamic Center of Kitsap County in 2015 in response to announced plans for an anti-Islam rally the Bremerton mosque. No protestors actually showed up. (Photo courtesy CAIR-WA)

A hate group called for protests at local mosques. Guess who showed up?

They expected armed anti-Islam protestors. What they got was a group of neighbors who turned out to show support for religious freedom.
Oct 14, 2015
MAPS (The Muslim Association of Puget Sound) in Redmond is bracing for a possible anti-Islam rally Saturday. (Photo by Varisha Khan)

Mosques in Western Washington bracing for Anti-Islam rally Saturday

An Anti-Islam groups have called a "Global Rally for Humanity" at a mosque in Bremerton this weekend. Will anyone actually show up?
Oct 9, 2015

A taste of Ramadan: the experience of fasting as a non-Muslim

A journalist experiences fasting during Ramadan for the first time, and breaks the fast with other people at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound.
Jul 15, 2015

Rediscovering her Muslim faith after climbing the corporate ladder

Aneelah Afzali hasn't always been so involved with the faith in which she was raised, but she rediscovered and recommitted to Islam as an adult.
May 26, 2015