Some great American Muslims to follow on social media (among the MANY more!)

Like any community, the American Muslim community is diverse, so when you want to know “what are American Muslims feeling/thinking right now?”, there is no single answer. This list is not meant to be a substitute for getting to know American Muslims in person and building deeper relationships, but for those looking to hear multiple, diverse voices from the American Muslim community, this list is a good place to start, to “listen in.”

  • @AltMuslimah — Tweets from Asma T. Uddin and the altM editors on gender, Islam and more.
  • @aminawadud — Amina Wadud is an American scholar of Islam with a progressive focus on Qur’an exegesis & an Islamic feminist.
  • @TheMuslimGuy — Arsalan Iftikhar is an international Human Rights Lawyer, Global Media Commentator, & Author of ‘Islamic Pacifism: Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era’, based in Washington DC and Senior Editor of IslamicMonthly Magazine.
  • @ComingofFaith — Laila Alawa and Rasheeda Abdul-Musawwir, created space for underrepresented women to share stories centered on minority women in the media.
  • @Cordoba_Init — The Cordoba Initiative is a multi-national, multi-faith organization dedicated to improving understanding & building trust among people of all cultures & faith traditions.
  • @Dmogahed — Dalia Mogahed, Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU). Co-author of ‘Who Speaks Islam?’
  • @DawudWalid — Lecturer on the Islamic faith, human rights advocate & political blogger.
  • @Deanofcomedy — Dean Obeidallah is an American comedian of Palestinian-Italian descent. Host of Dean Obeidallah radio show, Columnist at The Daily Beast.
  • @DebbiAlmontaser — Debbie Almontaser is the founding/former Principal of Khalil Gibran Int’l Academy, and an educator, interfaith bridge-builder, and public speaker on combating racism/bigotry.
  • @Harris_Zafar —Harris Zafar is a public speaker, writer, and national spokesperson for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA among the oldest Muslim organizations in America where he is also the national director of youth outreach. He speaks nationwide about Islam, interfaith dialogue, and pluralism.
  • @hsmoghul — Haroon Moghul is an academic and commentator on Islam and public affairs. He is a PhD candidate at Columbia University and senior correspondent at Religion Dispatches.
  • @HatemBazian — Dr.Hatem Bazian is a Professor and co-founder of Zaytuna College, & Senior Lecturer at UC Berkeley.
  • @HindMakki — Hind Makki is an interfaith activist and the founder of @SideEntrance. Hind received her BA in International Relations, focusing on global security and diplomacy, from Brown University.
  • @islamoyankee — Hussein Rashid, PhD, is founder of islamicate, L3C, focusing on religious literacy and cultural competency. He writes and speaks about music, comics, movies, and the blogistan, and has a deep interest in Shi’i justice theology.
  • @hamzayusuf — Shaykh Hamza Yusuf is an American Islamic scholar, and is co-founder of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California.
  • @IngridMattson — Dr. Ingrid Mattson is a Muslim religious leader, a professor of Islamic Studies and an expert in Christian-Muslim and interfaith relations.
  • @Klatif — University Chaplain at NYU, Executive Director of the Islamic Center at NYU, Chaplain for the NYPD.
  • @lsarsour — Linda Sarsour is a Palestinian-American-Muslim, racial justice & civil rights activist, media commentator, born & raised in Brooklyn.
  • @KameelahRashad — Kameelah Rashad is a Philadelphia-based African American Muslim chaplain (at Penn), Doctoral student (in Psychology), and Founder of the Muslim Wellness Foundation
  • @MuslimIQ — Qasim Rashid is a best-selling and critically acclaimed author, practicing attorney, visiting fellow at Harvard University’s Prince AlWaleed bin Talal School of Islamic Studies, and national spokesperson for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA.
  • @JerushaTanner — Jerusha T. Lamptey is an Assistant Professor of Islam and Ministry at Union Seminary, and an author of several books on interreligious engagement and Muslima theology.
  • @mehdirhasan — Mehdi Hasan is a British political journalist, broadcaster and author. He is co-author of a biography of Ed Miliband and political editor of The Huffington Post UK edition.
  • @MazMHussain — Murtaza Hussein is a journalist at The Intercept and tweets about Muslim affairs.
  • @MuslimMatters — Official twitter for the MuslimMatters blog. Sharing news/thoughts on Islam & Muslims.
  • @nihal201 — Interested in how we think and talk about religion, community, and the world. Student of Islamic Law & Theology at Nadwatul Ulama in Lucknow, India. Born and bred Jersey boy.
  • @ostadjaan — Omid Safi is the Director of Duke University’s Islamic Studies Center, and an author and poet who writes regularly for On Being, among other outlets.
  • @tariqramadan — Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University.
  • @WajahatAli — Co-host of Al Jazeera America’s social media driven talk show The Stream. A Playwright, Attorney, Commentator, Blogger, Humorist, Researcher & Writer for Center for American Progress living in Bay Area, Ca.
  • @WardahKhalid_ — Policy analyst & public speaker on Middle East & Muslim American issues. President, co-founder @poligonnational; Communications at Church World Service
  • @ZahraBilloo — Zahra Billoo is the executive director of CAIR San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SFBA), and is a long time community organizer and civil rights advocate.