Author Archives for Yasmin Mogahed

About Yasmin Mogahed

Yasmin Mogahed received her B.S. Degree in Psychology and her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After completing her graduate work, she taught Islamic Studies and served as the Sisters’ Youth Director for the Islamic Society of Milwaukee. She also worked as a writing instructor for Cardinal Stritch University, and a staff columnist for the Islam section of InFocus News. Currently she’s an independent media consultant, a writer for the Huffington Post, and an author for, where she focuses most of her work on spiritual and personal development. Her written works, including a book chapter on the portrayal of Islam post-911, have appeared in print and online publications worldwide. Tune in to Serenity, her new show on One Legacy Radio, Wednesdays at 3:30 pm (PST), as she discusses questions on faith, spirituality and relationships from an Islamic spiritual lens.

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The Search for Love

February 12, 2014 2:26 pm Published by 17 Comments

I spent my life running after the creation. I have always been what you might call ‘needy’. I needed friends, I needed people. All the time. And I couldn’t handle letdowns. But at the heart of what makes us run after the creation, is simply love. The need to give... Read More


Emotional bullying and being a ‘loser’ in marriage

June 28, 2013 11:17 am Published by 8 Comments

Emotional bullying and being a ‘loser’ in marriage By: Yasmin Mogahed   A few weeks ago, an article was widely circulated about a woman whose husband told her he was leaving and she decided to ‘ignore’ him (and his feelings) until they magically disappeared (See: . As I read... Read More

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About a personal struggle I had as a teen

June 18, 2013 9:23 pm Published by 5 Comments

Picking up the Wrong Ball By: Yasmin Mogahed   Everyone has problems. At least that’s what my 7th grade teacher told us. He asked us to imagine rolling up all our problems into a ball and throwing that ball on a pile filled with the problems of all other people.... Read More