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  • Community papers win O.C. Press Club awards

    Community papers win O.C. Press Club awards
    TUSTIN — Journalists from the Daily Pilot, Huntington Beach Independent and Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot won awards in the Orange County Press Club's 2012 Journalism Contest on Wednesday. Mona Shadia's column, "Unveiled: A Muslim Girl in O.C.,"...
  • Shadia: The benefits of Ramadan are truly endless

    Refraining from food and water all day during Ramadan is not that bad. That's because we still get to eat twice — just before sunrise and again after sunset. There's "iftar," which is the breaking-of-the-fast meal at sunset. But there's also...
  • Shadia: Pakistani women work for peace

    Last week in Irvine, I met real-life superwomen. They manage to stay under the radar of extremists and have found a magical way to moderate, even eliminate, radicalism in some parts of their communities. Amn-O-Nisa, or Women for Peace, is an...
  • Shadia: Let's not empower extremists

    When I heard about the shooting of 14-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai by a coward, who must think he's a real man to shoot a teenage girl while on a school bus simply because she wants an education, I felt sick. I might sound like a broken record...
  • Shadia: Tip-top shape is a must for Islam's boot camp

    One of Islam's five pillars is Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. We also call it boot camp. Islam's boot camp, which happened this week, is so challenging and rigorous that it would scare the toughest fitness instructor out there. Yet an estimated 2...
  • Shadia: Thank you, readers, for the best year of my life

    When John Canalis, editor of Los Angeles Times Community News in Orange County, told me that a column about my life as a Muslim American would make a good read and help people dispel misconceptions about Muslims and Islam, I thought, "Me? No way." When I...
  • Shadia: Dishing over questions of faith

    One of the reasons I enjoy a happy and fulfilling life is because of the people in it. They are a people who fear God, lead by example and strive, in their own way, for a better world. And last week, I was reminded once more how lucky I am when a few of...
  • Shadia: 'Taraweh' is Muslims' opera

    The other night I struggled to come up with a simple way to describe the magnitude of "taraweh" — the extra prayers performed nightly during Ramadan. And then an enigmatic Muslim poet I know compared it — perfectly — to opera. There'...
  • Shadia: A time of faith and festivity too

    Do you know how Christmas is supposed to be about faith? That's what Ramadan is supposed to be about too — God. But like Christmastime, Ramadan, for some, becomes a time for lavish dinner parties and uncontrollable spending. For producers and...
  • L.A. Times honors community newspapers

    LOS ANGELES — Three members of the staff who produce the Daily Pilot, Huntington Beach Independent and Coastline Pilot won Los Angeles Times Editorial Awards banquet Thursday night. Times Community News (TCN) South employees Mona Shadia, Barry...
  • Shadia: Standing alongside Syrians, if only in spirit

    When I was growing up in Cairo, there was a rumor that the Egyptian secret service placed an informant in every neighborhood who knew every little move you made, your family history and what you said about the government. Just one bad word about the...
  • Shadia: Your heart and actions matter, not your appearance

    A group of people once brought a drunk man to the Prophet Muhammad, thinking that because alcohol is forbidden he would react harshly. Instead, the prophet questioned their judgmental behavior and criticism, telling them that he knew the man loved him...