Sarah Haider

Sarah Haider

Ex-Muslims of North America

Sarah is an American writer, speaker, and activist. Born in Pakistan and raised in Texas, Sarah spent her early youth as a practicing Shia Muslim. In her late-teens, she began to read the Quran critically and left religion soon after.

In 2013, she co-founded Ex-Muslims of North America, where she advocates for the acceptance of religious dissent and works to create local support communities for those who have left Islam.

In addition to atheism, Sarah is particularly passionate about civil liberties and women’s rights. You can reach Sarah at [email protected], @SarahTheHaider.

New York City – Islam and Identity

New York City

To what extent is “Muslim” an identity? and how does the conception of “identity” help or hinder our understanding of the faith and its challenges? How do political forces play into the increasing adoption and promotion of this identity. Location: Midtown Manhattan – Exact address Will be emailed the morning of the event Powered by […]


MIT: Equality, Islam, and Human Rights

MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

How does Islam affect the conditions of equality? Can modern human rights flourish within a religious context? The panel of formerly Muslim atheists will discuss the intersection of equality and dignities for all with the dictates of Islamic ideology. This event is sponsored and hosted by the Secular Society of MIT. Refreshments will be provided. […]