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Amin G. Aaser
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Amin G. Aaser is Co-Founder and Author of Noor Kids, an Islamic Children's Book Series sponsored by the Harvard Business School. Launched in July 2011, Noor Kids seeks to build confidence in the religious identity among little Muslims growing up in North America. Amin also serves on the Executive Committee for one of the longest standing Islamic Centers in Minnesota. He graduated with High Honors and Distinction from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Business triple majoring in Finance, Marketing and Supply-Chain Management.

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Ashura: In the Dungeon of Cancer, al-Hussein Was My Light

(2) Comments | Posted November 10, 2013 | 11:59 PM

I recall the moment when my world crashed. "Small cell carcinoma of the bile duct," Doctor Kubiak stated. "It has spread to the liver," she finished. I fell into the darkest part of my heart. It was cloaked in black, tasted of blood, and smelled of arsenic. Like one drowning...

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Ashura: How Reflecting on Hussein's Sacrifice Made Me Honest

(2) Comments | Posted December 6, 2011 | 2:29 PM

Will somebody turn off that alarm?!

As my alarm clock rang, feelings of insecurity began to run through my skin. My body turned cold and the hairs on my arm raised as a thought entered my mind -- was my final presentation this morning? "Man. This is 35 percent...

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The Case of Sheikh Al-Atar and a Call for Unity At Hajj

(3) Comments | Posted October 31, 2011 | 6:30 PM

Earlier this week, Muslims from around the world bid farewell to their communities as they departed for the journey of their lifetimes. Making the sacred pilgrimage to Hajj is a fundamental pillar of Islam, in which Muslims reaffirm their commitment to living a life centered on the worship of God....

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I Am a Muslim Because of September 11

(10) Comments | Posted September 9, 2011 | 6:54 PM

Ms. Drugge, my 8th grade math teacher, was explaining that the model we were dissecting was called a parabola. In an instant, our Vice Principal ran into the room and exclaimed that our country was under attack. Little did I know that this September 11th morning would define the rest...

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I Am a Muslim Because of 9/11

(4) Comments | Posted September 9, 2011 | 5:04 PM

Ms. Drugge, my 8th grade math teacher, was explaining that the model we were dissecting was called a parabola. In an instant, our vice principal ran into the room and exclaimed that our country was under attack. Little did I know that this Sept. 11 morning would define the rest...

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