Press & Publications

This work is not popular. All too often, the efforts of women are not recognized. Many times, our efforts have not been credited or discredited. This page has our past speaking engagements and published works.

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Published Works

Philanthropy Journal (2018)

In November 2018, co-founders Lela and Doha were invited to share their insight as Afro-Arab Muslims doing justice-work in the American South. They offer a unique perspective of immigrant Muslim Americans and their duty to hold America to its promise of liberty and justice for all.  Read what they had to say below.

Muslim Ban Rapid Response Documents

In the wake of the Muslim Ban (2017), we created materials to distribute to our community. A word document (.doc) version of the file can be downloaded below.

North Carolina Black Muslim owned business guide

In honor of Black History month, we made a list of organizations and businesses in NC that are black Muslim owned. This list is on our Instagram highlights as well.

What to do if ICE comes to your door?

In 2018, we developed documents in Arabic and English giving people information on what to do if Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers show up at your door.


HB 370 would require sheriffs and jails to determine the immigration status of all people in their custody and then to share the information of any community member who they suspect of being undocumented with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). We created these documents to inform and push back againist this bill.

‘Muslim Women For’ blog

The organization maintains a blog on this site where they share organizational statements, personal reflection, guest pieces and other timely remarks. Readers can subscribe to the blog via email.


ACLU NC Champion of Liberty (2018)

Muslim Women For was awarded the “Champion of Liberty” Award by the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina. They were nominated and presented with the award by a local lawyer, Taiyyaba Qureshi.


Congressional Hearing on White Nationalism and Hate Crimes

Co-founder, Lela Ali shares remarks with the Daily Tar Heel on the trial updates of Our Three Winners and the recent congressional hearing on White Nationalism and hate crimes.

Sudanese Protests – Triad City Beat

A Greensboro grassroots publication, Triad City Beat covered the solidarity march organized by Muslim Women For in early 2019. The article can be found here.

Refugee Immigrant Takeover

In 2017, co-founder Eiman Ali received national media attention when she partnered with OxFam to takeover Trump’s family home in Queens, NY. Outlets included The Hill, NPR, Democracy Now, and CNN.

Oak City Move Radio (88.1)

Oak City Move is a radio series on WKNC 88.1FM exploring the movers and shakers of NC, and the steps they take to enact positive change in the community. The interview features Lela, EIman and Doha. It can be streamed below.

Speaking Engagements

Women’s March on Raleigh

Co-founder, Eiman, spoke at the 2017 Women’s Rally on Raleigh. The article can be found on The Technican, a student-run newspaper.