Laila Achmad

The Runner Who Could

The Olympic Games bring tales of glory and setbacks. Inspiring ones abound, but few match up to the one of an underdog, Samia Yusuf Omar, who lost the race but won the hearts of many.

How to Do the Hajj

Once in a lifetime, Muslims are encouraged to perform the Hajj in Mecca – the birthplace of Islam. Laila Achmad outlines this spiritual journey.

Halal Beijing

The ancient capital of the Middle Kingdom, Beijing is a mindboggling mix of history and modernity, culture and architecture.

Empowerment in Motion

Just a year after launching, the New York-based Women’s Voices Now has garnered respect for empowering women with a platform and a global audience.