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.
Every New Year I strategically plan out my goals and resolutions, and each year I fail to meet them. In the lead-up to the Islamic New Year, I ask five beautiful and successful Muslim women for their tips on keeping New Year’s resolutions, to help us all achieve a happy new us. 1Beauty isin the [...]
[Originally written for Aquila Magazine] Every time my husband and I go out for dinner, I always want what he orders. A few months ago we went out for a dinner with friends, both of whom were psychologists. Of course, the same dilemma of wanting what my husband ordered crept up again. Since nothing gets [...]
Originally written for Aquila Magazine As Ramadan and a much-looked-forward to Eid al-Fitr return to us this year, we take a moment to pause and reflect the true meaning of Eid. Unlike other holidays, Eid is not a stand-alone holiday; it is the celebratory period after the Islamic month of Ramadan in which we [...]
“And it is He who created the Heavens and the Earth in Six Days – and His Throne had been upon water.” – Surah Hud 11:7 Although this verse appears as a small inconspicuous line of text, when tugged it unravels layers of coded meanings and offers us a more profound understanding of God. It [...]
If happiness is a state of mind, we have to question how much control we really have over it when our mind is under the influence. Islam forbids intoxicants, of course. But there is an intoxicant more powerful and dangerous than drugs or alcohol: thoughts. Surah 114, the last surah in the Qur’an, [...]
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 [...]