Author Archive: Shireen Qudosi
Shireen Qudosi founded Qudosi Chronicles post 9-11 when realizing not enough Muslims were speaking out about the community’s shortcomings. Since it’s inception, Qudosi Chronicles has developed a broad and diverse following that breaks partisan lines and bridges faith groups. Shireen has been published in several leading industry publications, including PJ Media, Middle East Forum, Illume, among others. She’s also hosted several talks on Islam for the San Diego community.
In addition to Qudosi Chronicles, she heads Qudosi Creative Partners – a content driven new media marketing boutique firm. In 2012, she also established Qahani, a handmade jewelry line that merges a South Asian heritage with contemporary design.
In the last two weeks, I’ve twice come across conversations where I’m either directly or indirectly encouraged toward apostasy. The first was two weeks ago, when I bumped into the fiery Nonie Darwish, and a second more sincere outcry today on Facebook from a dear lady with whom I’m in the midst of cultivating a [...]
Despite being known for encouraging simplicity in life, Islam is weaved with complex layers of meaning that need to be teased through for more refined understanding of a faith that some say requires a lifetime of study to be fully appreciated. Whirling between its deeper-seated meanings are the beliefs drawn upon by Sufis, followers of [...]
When Azi was born, I wanted nothing more than to create an entire world for him. I didn’t want anything in return other than the satisfaction of knowing I was giving him this thing that he might love. It doesn’t really matter if he remembers or appreciates it. All that matters is it [...]
A child brings many blessings, but one that isn’t really talked about that much is how a child enables us to be child-like again. I love madness, silliness, things that don’t make sense, and just having a good time doing things other people might question my sanity for. Before Azi, I didn’t really [...]
I came across an excellent article by Mark Tapson that in a nutshell gets at why anyone in their right mind would ever want kids. Brilliant as usual, Mark starts off with a relatable scene: “No sooner had I cleaned my seven-week-old daughter’s poop off my lap the other day (don’t ask) than my two-year-old [...]
I was about 8 years old when I first learned about the Islamic belief in two angels on our shoulders who make note of all our thoughts and acts. Scribes, they’re called – one noting all things good, and the other all things bad. I felt quite uncomfortable with this. I thought, “I’ve already got [...]
There’s a huge spike in image propaganda and it’s gone viral. People too easily trust the images shown to them; they don’t have the time, the resolve, or sometimes even the know-how to dig deeper for information. Their heart is in the right place but they’re not skilled researchers. They’re average people with jobs, lives, [...]
So this was year one of making Eid fun for the boy. I made all the decorations this year, and will add to it next year with leftover discount Christmas items. Star garlands weaved through Sufi quote cards make up the table centerpiece. My favorite Sufi quotes lets me personalize the holiday and [...]