In the US, about 99% of Muslim children attend public schools. However, a great majority of them face identity issues, disconnection from their faith and an erasure of influential Muslim role models to look up to in order to feel normal and accepted in the diversely apparent Western environment.
As a result, Muslims have started to reclaim and assert their narratives. Generation M’s accomplishments and contributions are booming and this helps curate our era’s Islamic history better via art, literature, fashion, food and science to name a few.
Having said that, there are new contributors to this history: the Muslim youth. Indeed, many landslide and prideful moments for the ummah are often achieved by these young entrepreneurs.
Therefore, check out six post-millenniums who are making waves in and outside the ummah by writing history.
1- Aminah Jasmine Rahman
Check out her books at major online book distributors.
2- Anwar Diggins
Check him out on Instagram @enterprisesbyAnwar.
3- Amaya Diggins
4- Stephanie Kurlow
5- Juwayriyah Ayed
Co-author of the children’s book Hind’s Hands and one of the curator of the first Muslim Fiction app by American Umm Juwayriyah, her mother, Juwayriyah’s book helps raise awareness on autism; especially in Muslim settings. These contributions are much needed and pave the way for upcoming Muslim works.
6- Mena and Zena Nasiri
Let us introduce these children to our children so that they can be inspired and also make the change they want to see.
Original article at AboutIslam here.