My 100 Favorite American Muslims on Twitter


Criteria for choosing this list:

  • Account holder identifies culturally or religiously as Muslim, or as a Muslim organization;
  • Account is active;
  • Account holder is American, or based full time in the U.S.
  • I enjoy, or at least benefit from their tweets.


The list is capped at 100. Names may be added/removed at any time. If you have a recommendation for a Twitter account that you feel should considered for this list, please contact me and let me know.

Abdullah T. Antepli @aantepli Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs at Duke University. A seeker, student of life and all forms of wisdom. A Blue Devil FAN…Loves God and Humanity.
Aisha Saeed @aishacs Author of WRITTEN IN THE STARS [Penguin] Mama. Lawyer. Curious George critiquer. Drinker of chai. Lots and lots of chai.#WeNeedDiverseBooks
Aishah Schwartz @AishahSchwartz American-Muslim Freelance Writer, Director Muslimah Writers Alliance and freelance photo journalist for Demotix
altMuslimah @AltMuslimah Tweets from Asma T. Uddin and the altM editors on gender, Islam and more.
Amanda Quraishi @ImTheQ American. Muslim. Humorist. Interfaith Activist. Writer. Connoisseur of the Internets. Liberal. Texan. Mommy. Taco Lover. Trekkie. Cusser. Human.
AMHP @MuslimHealth American Muslim Health Professionals. We’re committed to empowering American Muslims in the health profession to improve health for all Americans.
Amin G. Aaser @AminAaser Lover of TedTalks, coffee & my mom. Co-Founder@NoorKids, Former CorpDev @generalmills, Launching social enterprises @BerkeleyHaas.
Amina Wadud @aminawadud Islam, justice and gender: 3 words to live by. Muslim by choice, American by force. Peace in the struggle to find peace.
Arsalan Iftikhar @TheMuslimGuy International Human Rights Lawyer + Journalist/Media Commentator + Senior Editor @IslamicMonthly Magazine + Founder of = Troublemaker
Arzu Kaya-Uranlı @akuranli Mother, Linguist, Columnist Huffington Post, Today’s Zaman, NYU alumni, lecturer at The New School, MA candidate at Hartford Seminary.
Asma Mahdi @SeaAsmaRun Being that change i wish to see in this world #gandhi. || These are my thoughts.
Asma P @HauteMuslimah Half Pakistani | Half American (Dutch, Scottish, Native American) | Muslim | Fashion and Style and Kids | can i haz chocolate?
Ateqah Khaki @ateqah I like making: snacks, friends, puns, media. I don’t like writing bios.
Aya @ayakhalil Freelance journalist, blogger & educator- M.Ed. I write about: culture, bilingualism, TESOL, parenting, education, minorities, race, & ordinary little things.
Ayesha Mattu @Ayesha_Mattu Book. Pen. Chai. Storyteller | @LoveinshAllah &@SalaamLoveBook via Beacon Press. Writer | VONA/Voices & @SFGrotto. ~We’re all stories in the end.~
Azizah Magazine @AzizahMagazine The world’s window to the Muslim American woman. Countering stereotypes & misconceptions w/ every issue!
CAIR Chicago @cairchicago Protecting Civil Liberties, Promoting Mutual Understanding, and Mobilizing Muslims to fully contribute to our democracy.
Chris AR Blauvelt @arblauvelt International background, now hustlin’ in Detroit. Interested in technology, crowdfunding, film, spirituality, education, sports and frogs.
Coming of Faith @ComingofFaith Authentic, unapologetic, full technicolor — the realest in life, culture, humor, entertainment, news, beauty….basically, everything.
Dalia Mogahed @DMogahed Director of Research at @TheISPU. Mother of 2. Co-author of Who Speaks Islam? I tweet politics & personal spirituality.
Dean Obeidallah @Deanofcomedy Comedian/writer. Host of Dean Obeidallah radio show on @SIRIUSXMColumnist @thedailybeast. Co-Director comedy documentary@MuslimsRComing on iTunes/Netflix
Debbie Almontaser @DebbiAlmontaser Founding/former Principal of Khalil Gibran Int. Academy- Educator,interfaith bridge-builder, and public speaker on combating racism/bigotry.
Deonna Kelli Sayed @deonnakelli Writer. Ghost hunter. Story slammer. Podcaster. Muslim. Lots of joy. #binders #alittlepodcast
Dilshad D. Ali @DilshadDAli Managing editor of @PatheosMuslim @Patheos, a multi-faith news and blog site, editor of Altmuslim, religion and autism writer. Tweets are my own.
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed @AbdulElSayed Public Health Doc | Exec Director of Public Health@DetroitCityGov | Tweets my own |
Edina Lekovic @EdLek Director of Policy & Programming at the Muslim Public Affairs Council, which serves as a resource to Govt/Media/Hollywd/Muslims & develops Muslim civic leaders
Eman Hassaballa Aly @EmanHAly #Digital Strategist for the @HMCollab at @UICIHRP#MSW who cares about good #mentalhealth. MA student @aicusa. At #isna52chicago at command (in the lobby)
Fatemeh Fakhraie @bibifatemeh Social media & content marketing nerd with a soft spot for underdogs. Founder of @mmwtweets.
Green Muslims @GreenMuslims Muslims living the environmental spirit of Islam.
Hamza Yusuf @hamzayusuf Official Page of Shaykh Hamza Yusuf President & Co-founder, Zaytuna College
Haroon Moghul @hsmoghul senior correspondent @rdispatches. director@avenuemeem. novelist, satirist, anchor baby.
HEART Women & Girls @HEART_wg Seeks to promote sexual health and mental well-being in faith-based communities through developing culturally-sensitive health information and programming.
Hind Makki @HindMakki Interfaith, MENA, Africa, Muslims in the West, pop culture | Founder @SideEntrance
Hironao Okahana @HironaoOkahana #highered researcher | Director, Stat. Anlys. & Pol. Res. at @CGSGradEd |#CSULB & #UCLA alum. | occas. runner
Huda Alawa @hudaalawa Anthropology | Human Rights | Activist Researcher of Imagined Communities and Minority Experiences| Mount Holyoke College
Ingrid Mattson @IngridMattson Dr. Ingrid Mattson is a Muslim religious leader, a professor of Islamic Studies focused on ethical living, and an expert in interfaith relations.
Jalees Rehman @jalees_rehman Science, philosophy, books, Blog at #Scilogs
Jaweed Kaleem @jaweedkaleem Sr. Religion Reporter @HuffingtonPost.@ReligionReport & Religion Newswriters Foundation Vice President.@MiamiHerald alum.
Jenan Mohajir @JenanMohajir Interfaith Youth Core / Mom / Interfaith Activist
Jennifer Williams @jenn_ruth Researcher at the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution; Deputy Foreign Policy Editor at Lawfare. Muslim convert. LGBTQIA ally.
Jennifer Zobair @jazobair Author, PAINTED HANDS (St. Martin’s Press, 2013). Co-editor, FAITHFULLY FEMINIST (White Cloud, 2015). Attorney. Feminist. Vegan. Intercultural mom.
Johana Bhuiyan @JMBooyah It’s pronounced Boo-Yah. Future of transportation reporter @BuzzFeedNews
Kamala Khan @MsMarvelNow Ever since some weird mist had engulfed all of NJ something inside of me changed and gave me ridiculously cool powers. #UnitedMarvels
Kameelah M. Rashad @KameelahRashad Doctoral Student. Mom. Muslim Chaplain. Wife. Founder ~ Muslim Wellness Foundation. One day, may we all meet together in the light of understanding ~Malcolm X
Kashif N Chaudhry @KashifMD Physician |Pakistani American | Recipient, Presidential Service Award |Blog for @HuffingtonPost& @tribuneblogs | Humanity First
Kecia Ali @kecia_ali Writes about Islam, read about everything, paint with bright colors, and run sometimes.
Khalid Latif @KLatif University Chaplain @nyuniversity, Executive Director @ICNYU, Chaplain NYPD, Co-Founder @HonestChops@NYUOfMany & @Muslim_Wedding
Khizer Husain @khizerhusain Tweets on education, health, and the good bits of life
Khurrum Wahid @khurrumwahid National Security. Criminal Defense. Civil Litigation. International business transactions.
Laila Alawa @lulainlife Digital Entrepreneur • Writer || CEO of that startup called @ComingofFaith, & weekly snarks on @TheExposeShow. I tell stories.
LaunchGood @LaunchGood Crowdfunding Incredible Muslims Worldwide!
Linda Sarsour @lsarsour Palestinian-American-Muslim, racial justice & civil rights activist, media commentator. Born & raised in Brooklyn.
M Muhammad Knight @MM_Knight Michael Muhammad Knight, author, scholar, hardcore wrestler.
Manal Omar @ManalOmar Author of Barefoot in Baghdad – Associate Vice-President for MENA programs at USIP. Previously – Oxfam, World Bank, UN, & Women for Women.
Margari Aziza @Margari_Aziza @MuslimARC co-founder. Educator. Writer. Researcher. Novice Gardener. Lifetime student.
Maria Ebrahimji @MariaEbrahimji Journalist, Producer, Strategist, Speaker. Lover of (good) conversation, ideas, words, knowledge, and finding (hidden) talent.
Marium F. Mohiuddin @pracca Don’t place that comma there! It goes here, I said.
Mehdi Hasan @mehdirhasan Presenter on Al Jazeera; a Brit lost in DC. Biographer of Ed Miliband. Former HuffPost and New Statesman bod.
Mona Eltahawy @monaeltahawy Author Headscarves & Hymens. Feminist writer/public speaker: Arab & Muslim issues, global feminism. NYT opinion columnist. Tattoos. #MUFC
MPAC @mpac_national The Muslim Public Affairs Council improves public understanding and policies that impact American Muslims by engaging our government, media and communities.
Murtaza Hussain @MazMHussain Words at @The_Intercept. Opinions are mine, all mine.
Muslimah Media Watch @MMWTweets Muslimah Media Watch: analyzing global media’s representation of Muslim women.
MuslimARC @MuslimARC Education. Outreach. Advocacy. The Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC) addresses & challenges racism within Muslim communities.
Mustafa Abdullah @GlobalNomad87 I work as a Program Associate w/ @aclu_mo. I’m a passionate community organizer seeking to build the beloved community! My tweets don’t represent the@aclu_mo.
Nadia Roumani @NadiaRoumani Creator of new models of social entrepreneurship and strategic philanthropy, working to build capacity and collaboration for social change
Najeeba Syeed @NajeebaSyeed #peacebuilder/ professor @cst_news / founder: @globalpeacectr
Nasreen Hosein @NasreenHosein I love tech, video games, and stories. I usually tweet about these things. It’s magical.
Negin Farsad @NeginFarsad Negin is a comedian, writer, director, TED Fellow, snazzy dresser & shoe insert enthusiast. Also@MuslimsRComing & @3rdStBlackout
Omar Hamid @omarehamid american muslim minimalist creative brand identity designer.
Omar Suleiman @omarsuleiman504 Instructor @Bayyinah, Founder @ILMFLIX& @MuhsenOrg, Resident Scholar@ValleyRanchIC, Teach @AlMaghrib &@Mishkah, Imam of the Who Dat Nation
Orbala @qrratugai Islamic Studies PhD student. Pashtuns & Feminism enthusiast. Pray it rain on my wedding day, pliss.
Paul Iesa Galloway @IesaGalloway American Muslim, messaging & PR consultant, believes in principle over precedent, activist, blogger@MuslimMatters.
Precious Rasheeda @PreciousSpeaks Precious Rasheeda Muhammad – Author. Award-winning speaker. Historian. Publisher. Peacemaker. Internationally known for building community through history.
Rabia Chaudry @rabiasquared Lawyer, New America Foundation Fellow, cat lover, law enforcement trainer, interfaither, master chef, agitator, troll blocker.
Rafia Zakaria @rafiazakaria Author, The Upstairs Wife; An Intimate History of Pakistan Columnist DAWN Pakistan, Also @AlJazeeraAmerica,@Dissent Magazine, @GuernicaMag, AIUSA
Raquel Saraswati @RaquelEvita Raquel Evita Saraswati American Muslim activist focusing on faith, issues affecting women and girls, conflict resolution and human rights.
Remziya @Remziya Human & Civil Rights Activist. Director of Congressional Affairs at @KRG_USA.
Rep. Keith Ellison @keithellison Member of Congress from Minnesota’s Fifth District. Co-Chair, @USProgressives
Reza Aslan @rezaaslan @rezaaslan The little beast Reza Aslan is a scholar of what, exactly? Evil! – Pamela Geller
Roojie @roojielicious queer. femme. fashionista. desi. muslim. world traveler.
Sabinah Khan-Ibarra @MuslimahMontage Giving speaking space to Muslim women. Change the narrative.#EmpoweredMuslimWomen.
Salim Patel @SalimPatelBOE Education | Politics | Passaic Board of Education | SMILE | Non-Profit
samar kaukab @samarkaukab Secure the grounds for the later parade.’
Sarah Sayeed @SarahSayeedNYC PhD, Communication. Tweets: civic engagement, community affairs, interfaith, spirituality, Islam, peace, social justice;
Saud Inam @SaudInam Muslim American, Activist, Blogger,Community Organizer, Social Entrepreneur.
Shahed Amanullah @shahed CEO & co-founder, @LaunchPosse. Former@StateDept Senior Advisor. Co-founder,@AffinisLabs. Created @zabihah & @altmuslim via@halalfire in Silicon Valley.
Sheila Musaji @SheilaMusaji Founding Editor of The American Muslim (TAM)
Suhaib Webb @ImamSuhaibWebb DC, The Bay and LA
Susan Carland @SusanCarland Hijabulous | *I donate $1 to UNICEF for each hate-filled tweet I get from trolls*
Taz Ahmed @TazzyStar Series of Desi-Muslim-words-arts-voter-things: beats & podcast &#RadicalLove column & #MuslimVDaycards
Umar Hakim @WhoopWoop ILM Foundation | Urban Consultant | Los Angeles Non Profit | Mindtful person sayin’ WhoopWoop!
Wajahat Ali @WajahatAli Wearing Makeup on TV for @AJAM; Frequent Writing; Occasional Speaking; Seldom Lawyering; Perpetual Chai Drinking.
Women’s Mosque @WomensMosque The Women’s Mosque of America offers women-led jumma’a prayers for women and children in L.A.
Yasmin Mogahed @YasminMogahed Don’t turn your head. Keep looking at the bandaged wound. That’s where the light enters you. And don’t believe for a moment that you’re healing yourself.-Rumi
Yusufi Vali @YusufiVali Executive Director of Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, Die-hard Kansas City Royals fan, Proud Roslindale Resident
Zahra Billoo @ZahraBilloo Community Organizer, Civil Rights Lawyer, and Cupcake Baker!
Zahra Noorbakhsh @ZahraNoo Feminist, Satirist, Muslim, Iranian-American comic,@sfgrotto. Check out my solo shows All Atheists Are Muslim and Hijab & Hammerpants.
Zaid Shakir @ImamZaidShakir Official Page of Imam Zaid Shakir, Co-founder & Senior Faculty Member of Zaytuna College
Zainab Zeb Khan @ZainabZeb Incurable thinker. Certified reader. Total communicator. Award winning visual artist & human rights activist. Love child of Dali & Magritte.
Zaki Hasan @zakiscorner Film Critic. Co-host of the MovieFilm Podcast. Co-author of @geekwisdom. Professor of Comm. & Media. @sffcc @HuffingtonPost @Sequart@PhillyWeekly