The Islamic Monthy Media
I am a conversationalist. I am fascinated by what makes human beings human and sometimes I also convey the stories of people who sometimes cannot do it for themselves. I have always enjoyed listening to and conversing with all types of people; hearing who they are or what they stand for without any judgement, ever.
It is the combination of these two passions, telling and listening to stories, and standing with the marginalized that has provided me with the impetus for establishing a media platform that allows for under-represented voices to speak out and be heard.
I founded TIM Media -- a media organization composed of an award winning, non-religious hybrid print and digital current affairs platform and magazine called The Islamic Monthly and a film platform at www.tim.media. The website alone has hit close to two million readers who engage, comment and interact with content we publish. We also welcome perspectives that may have otherwise been marginalized. The premise of the magazine is to allow for the human experience to be valued and for every opinion to be heard so long as it is done in a constructive way. We have published articles seeking both sides of debates and welcome controversial and marginalized voices.
I am also a film director and producer. TIM Media is currently releasing feature length documentaries (found at www.tim.media) where stories of minorities that might not have otherwise been told are captured as compelling, thoughtful and high quality productions. Our latest film, titled Babar and Haris Around the World, follows the story of two Pakistani-Americans, a father and his son, as they fly themselves around the world to raise money to build schools for underprivileged kids in Pakistan. Their plane crashed before completing their journey, and the film explores their mission and their lives while following in the footsteps of remaining family members. A second film follows the life of Insha Afsar, who was five when she lost her leg after the horrific earthquake in Kashmir in 2005. Insha is now 16 and studying in America, while also competing to be a paralympian in skiing.
How You Can Help:
Stories that represent the reality of American Islam are underrepresented, misrepresented, but for the most part never told. We live in a time where extremists and racists can quickly undermine or hijack the narrative of a global community of more than a billion people. The greatest support we could have in this climate is for people to share our work within their circles of friends and their communities. We work very hard to produce the content that we generate and are never more satisfied than when that content is seen and absorbed by ordinary people open to a different view of the world. Our entire editorial team is polished, professional and doing an incredible job and these stories and articles that we publish need to reach larger audiences.
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