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Ameera is a final-year medical student and blogger based in Karachi, Pakistan. Having been born and raised in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, her approach towards her Deen has always been rooted in a basic understanding from authentic sources, which was further polished during a three-year weekend course at Al Huda Institute. Her interests, though, seem to know no bounds and range from a passion for the culinary arts and travelling, as well as following current affairs and global happenings. She feels being able to be part of MuslimMatters is one of the major blessings of Allah(swt) upon her, for it has given her a chance to learn and grow. She also maintains her personal blog at http://duskanddawn.wordpress.com.

Sunday Open Thread | Earthquake, Tsunami strike Japan

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The finite and unpredictable nature of life became obvious once again in the tragic news that emerged from Japan on March 11. Read More »

Sunday Open Thread | Hope, Humanity & the Cricket World Cup!

Humanity

Words of support and hope: "When I saw this tape last night, I was brought to tears. The viciousness of the crowd is outdone only by the ignorance and hate that spews from the mouths of the frightened sheep that call themselves elected officials. The only thing that was missing in the crowd were the dogs and fire hoses from the Civil Rights movement so many years ago." - Richard C Read More »

Sunday Open Thread | Tweeting Revolutions

Lately, we've seen social media redefine modern revolutions. This week, we highlight the role of Twitter and updates from Twitter-users in the current Libyan uprising. Spot Muslim Matters' own Br Youssef Chouhoud's tweets that have also been popular on Twitter... Read More »

Sunday Open Thread | Words Which Inspire Me

What are words? Mere letters grouped together, and then further strung into sentences? Just that? Words have the potential to touch people deeply, even inspire them to take life-changing steps. That's the noble idea behind this week's thread - step in and share your favorite ayahs from the Qur'an, Hadith or others quotes and sayings that you really like! Read More »

Sunday Open Thread | 24-10-10 | Have you been to the Hajj?

Alhumdulillah, that time of the year is here again and we have been blessed to be able to witness it! Yes, here is the onset of those precious weeks leading up to the grand Hajj pilgrimage, a pillar of the beautiful way of life bestowed on us by Allāh(swt). It is amazing, for me, to feel so enthusiastic about anything ... Read More »

Sunday Open Thread 19-9-10 | What did I learn this Ramadan & How to enhance our Spirituality- Safi Khan

So what have you learned this Ramadan that you want to carry on with you? What's your strategy to stay focused? And "After Ramadan...How to Enhance Our Spiritual Growth" with SAFI KHAN Read More »

MM Ramadan 2010 Poetry Contest: The Finals

WINNERS ANNOUNCED! Check them our here! Alhumdulillah, the finals are finally here! The wait must have been incredibly long for some, especially those who participated in the contest with their entries. We've been through five groups of semifinalists', with voting done for each group to narrow it done for the finals. All voting for semifinalists is now closed. Before we ... Read More »

Ramadan 2010: MM Poetry Contest | Semifinalists, Day 5

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | The Finals Welcome to day five! Now that we're almost done publishing the semifinalists and the voting process is also underway, please do check out day 3 onwards' poems and cast your vote. Note: Voting for poems published on Day 3 closes today! Cast your vote if ... Read More »

Ramadan 2010: MM Poetry Contest | Semifinalists, Day 4

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | The Finals Welcome to day four! Now that we're publishing the semifinalists, please do check out each day's poems and cast your vote. Note: Voting for poems published on Day 2 closes today! Cast your vote if you haven't yet! Update 3/9/10: Voting for poems published ... Read More »

Ramadan 2010: MM Poetry Contest | Semifinalists, Day 3

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | The Finals Welcome to day three! Now that we're publishing the semifinalists, please do check out each day's poems and cast your vote. Note: Voting for poems published on Day 3 closes today! Cast your vote if you haven't yet! A quick recap on how it's going ... Read More »

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