Ummah Wake Up
"Ummah Wake Up" is a call to humanity.
Whether you are Muslim, or not, or without faith, it is an invitation to reexamine and challenge the traditions and doctrines that guide our lives and discover new and progressive ways to bring about a more pluralistic world.
About the Columnist: Ani Zonneveld
Ani Zonneveld is Co-Chief Editor of Progressive Muslim Identities-Personal Stories from the U.S. and Canada.
Ani is a songwriter, producer, and activist. As a songwriter/producer she has won many awards including a Grammy certification for her song contribution to Keb’ Mo’s album,Keep It Simple. Post 9/11 she wrote and produced the first Islamic pop album by a female singer, titled Ummah Wake Up, followed by One, an interfaith album. Uniquely blending her two worlds of music and social activism into one, Ani speaks and sings her message of social justice, human rights, and peace, from a Muslim’s perspective. In 2006, she was named a Muslim Leader of Tomorrow by the American Society for Muslim Advancement. As co-founder and president of Muslims for Progressive Values, a national grass-roots organization, she has organized interfaith arts and music festivals performs wedding services for mixed faith and gay couples.