Lena Felton is a multiplatform editor at The Lily.
Previously, she was a politics editorial fellow at the Atlantic.
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem, In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
First and foremost, we wish you well and we hope that you remain safe and healthy during these times. We understand that we aren’t living under normal circumstances and that it can take time to adjust. Ramadan is a very spiritual, emotional, and festive period for most of us, and having to stay indoors for the month can feel very disheartening. With this in mind, we hope to create a digital safe haven for all Muslims and help create that community atmosphere as it is needed now more than ever.
Thank you so much for your support, and joining us in celebrating Muslim youth. Muslim is a news outlet, media publication, and a community for millenials and Gen Z Muslims to connect with one another, feel empowered through each other, amplify our faith, and share our lifestyles and views.
Our main goal is to build a stronger connection for Muslims within our ummah. Many people have always mentioned how all Muslims need to unite and accept one another, but there has been no progress in enforcing an accepting environment for all. We understand that there is no “‘one way” to practice Islam. There are so many disucssions and conversations revolving around how to be Muslim, and what faith means to us. Muslim will be the place for those much-needed discussions and will be the outlet for Muslims to stay in the know of all news pertaining to their faith.
Please note: every opinion expressed in written pieces is that of the writer, and doesn’t represent the view of our publication.
We want to make it clear that regardless of your practice, sect, race, gender, sexuality, etc. Muslim is a safe space to discuss ideas and share views. Let’s focus on building bridges, starting with respecting one another, regardless of our differences. We encourage all Muslims to express themselves in a respectful manner, without any judgement.
We can’t control how mainstream media represents Muslim youth, but we can take control of our own narratives. We can write our own stories, celebrate our victories, mourn our losses, and begin the process of changing how Muslim stories are being told.
It’s important to note that we say that we are still learning. We recognize our position and following, and want to use the tools we have to promote a love for Islam and our Muslim communities. We’re a team of Gen Z Muslims trying to get our voices heard, and spread the message of Islam while also elevating the stories of individuals in our communities. It would be impossible to expect us to always get things right. We are always open to constructive ideas and feedback. If there are any discrepancies, we are always on the forefront of addressing your concerns. Please shoot us an email with any feedback, or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re wondering how to help, we want to be transparent and let you know that every individual contributing towards our site is a volunteer, including the editor-in-chief, lead editor, and graphic designer. This whole project has been able to come to fruition from generous contributions of people who support our mission, our loyal followers and grants that support our journalism. We do not accept funding from any organization with the intent of disrupting or implacing views on our platform. We do not make profit from this publication and ask that if you support our mission to please help us continue by making a contribution here.
If you’d like to be apart of the team and submit a pitch or article, feel free to reach out over at email@example.com.
Again, thank you all so much for being a part of our project and supporting our mission. It’s only the beginning and we are super excited to see what is in store for all of us, inshAllah. May this Ramadan bring us endless blessings and peace for us all, Ameen.