Rocket Biryani

You will do better in Toledo


In 2013, I was selected as a cultural ambassador to the University of Toledo through a Global Undergraduate student exchange program with Pakistan. I had the opportunity to travel abroad for the first time in my life. I was one of the 80 students from around Pakistan who were attending...


Muslim Comics Gather Over Zoom To Celebrate Eid With Jokes And Joy


From left: Comedians Natasha Chandel, Abdullah Afzal and Mariam Sobh. They each performed a set during the Socially Distant Eid Comedy Night Special, a virtual event hosted by the Concordia Forum. May 26, 20205:37 PM ET Performing on a Facebook livestream, Salma Hindy began her stand-up routine by giving a...

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Act of Peace - Campaign Highlights


  In August 2017 MWT launched its first official social media campaign, called “Act for Peace.”  We used Facebook to expand our reach to encourage individuals to do something in their local area through art, literature, or local activity. Peace Means... Messages from around the world.    

Arts & Culture

The Erasure of Islam from the Poetry of Rumi


A couple of years ago, when Coldplay’s Chris Martin was going through a divorce from the actress Gwyneth Paltrow and feeling down, a friend gave him a book to lift his spirits. It was a collection of poetry by Jalaluddin Rumi, the thirteenth-century Persian poet, translated by Coleman Barks. “It...

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My biggest sin is that I am a Pakhtoon Woman


There is a Pashto poet's lament that says, "My biggest sin is that I am a Pakhtoon".  It fits well if I say, "My biggest sin is that I am a Pakhtoon woman."  "زما لویہ گناہ دا دہ چی پختنہ خزہ یم" As a woman, life gives me a very...

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