Is the City of San Jose Islamophobic?

Maha Elgenaidi [Bio] June 17, 2022 The question I ask in the title of this editorial is one which leaders of every city in the country should ask of its residents, not just regarding Islamophobia but towards all other forms of bigotry and racism because… Read More

Re-Embracing E Pluribus Unum as Our Nation’s Motto

By Maha Elgenaidi, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer April 28, 2022 As I reflect on my upcoming trip to Washington, D.C. alongside fellow Muslim Americans to celebrate Eid with the Bidens on Monday, May 2nd, an invitation I am grateful for, I am reminded of my previous trips to Washington… Read More

Reaffirming the Values that Guide Our Work

By Maha Elgenaidi, founder and Chief Innovation Officer March 23, 2021 In the past several days, we have learned that ING’s participation at a recent California Department of Education board meeting —where the adoption of a model ethnic studies curriculum, the first of its kind in the nation, was approved… Read More

Liberals Should Listen to Muslim Voices Instead of Those Who Speak for Them

By Maha Elgenaidi, founder and Chief Innovation Officer February 19, 2021 Islamophobia is essentially an instrument of colonialism; an instrument that was used historically to subjugate the colonized by portraying them as barbarians or primitives needing civilizing, or in the present day, to suppress Muslim populations in various ways including… Read More

Virtuous Activism: Friday Reflection for ISNA

By Maha Elgenaidi, founder and Chief Innovation Officer January 22, 2021 This speech was delivered online to audiences at the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) on Friday, January 22nd, 2021. View the recording on YouTube.  Bism Allah ar-Rahman ar-raheem.  In the name of God, the Compassionate,… Read More

Muslim-American Maha Elgenaidi On Advocacy And Experience

Muslim, a new online magazine and an off-shoot of the popular MuslimGirl featured ten prominent Muslim figures who have made an impact within the Muslim American community for their publication launch in the month of Ramadan.  One of them is ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi featured below. This feature… Read More

Statement from the Executive Director on COVID-19

What an interesting time we live in! It is astonishing to me how something as miniscule as the COVID-19 virus, which is visible only through an electron microscope, can turn our world upside down as it has. As a Muslim, I am reminded of the Quranic verses on the power… Read More