Masjid, an Arabic word that refers to a place where you can prostrate, means mosque.

Wardah Khalid is the author of the “Young American Muslim” blog on the Houston Chronicle and is a blogger for the Huffington Post. She is heavily involved in civic outreach, youth and interfaith work and has offered workshops on Islam, social media and Islamophobia to local and national audiences. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in International Affairs at Columbia University.

The daughter of African immigrants to the American Midwest, Hind has long been interested in understanding the impact of migration, race, religion on shaping the development of Western Muslim consciousness. She blogs at Hindtrospectives on Patheos, and is the founder of Side Entrance, a tumblr which showcases the women’s sections of mosques around the world; according to the blog’s description, they showcase “the beautiful, the adequate and the pathetic.”

Haroon Moghul is a Senior Correspondent at Religion Dispatches and Senior Editor at The Islamic Monthly. He is a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University, focusing on 'Allama Muhammad Iqbal's concept of reconstruction; his research more broadly includes Islam in India and Islamic networks across the greater Indian Ocean and West Asian regions. Moghul is also the author of two novels – "My First Police State" and "The Order of Light."