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3 Reasons Why I am Skipping Out on “Noah”


As you may or may not hear, movie theatres across America this weekend are premiering the movie, “Noah,” starring Russell Crowe.  Several of my Muslim friends and colleagues have expressed interest and excitement about the movie and their desire to attend a showing of the film. Therefore, I felt it necessary to implore us to show restraint and not waste ... Read More »

10 Pieces of Advice Before You Leave for Umrah


A few pieces of advice for those who will be traveling soon to perform the beautiful Umrah journey. Read More »

Book Review | Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus


  Sheikh Yaser Birjas talks about the five stages of marriage. The first stage of the husband-wife relationship is known as the “in-love” phase where the husband and wife start to get to know each other.  Often times, this phase can take place during the nikkah or engagement phase. The second phase of the relationship is the “newlywed” phase which ... Read More »

Making Manners Matter


Remember when you were at the masjid as a seven-year-old kid and couldn't contain your excitement, so you would run around in the masjid so innocently?  I remember being a child in the masjid and causing so much drama for my parents to the point where they would waver back and forth between whether to stay for taraweeh during Ramadan ... Read More »

Salaam Cruise: The Muslim Vacation Getaway

Salaam Cruise 2012

One of the highlights of the cruise was being able to interact with the shaykhs on a more personal level, and seeing them in their everyday lives, interacting with everyone else as regular people. Read More »

Positively Muslim in the West: Sister Hafizah Ismail

children of jannah

Sister Hafizah is the founder of the Muslim charity, Children of Jannah. Children of Jannah strives to support and provide information to grieving parents and families following the devastating loss of a child or baby, whether through illness, miscarriage, or stillbirth. Read More »

Positively Muslim in the West: Sister Asma Hanif


Sister Asma is our latest example of Muslims making a positive contribution in the West. Sister Asma is one of the founders and the current Vice-Chairperson of Muslimat Al-Nisaa, a women’s shelter in Baltimore, Maryland (USA) that was designed to assist homeless, Muslim females across the United States. Read More »

Why the Drama?

Comedy Tragedy

Often times we get quite frustrated and upset with where we are in our lives. We feel like our drama and trials are more intense that other people’s situations. We can feel helpless, frustrated, annoyed, or even possibly hopeless. However, let us take a step back and reflect on why certain events occur in our lives and why we should be content with our lives no matter what the situation. Furthermore, at the very least, we should not question why something has happened to us. Let’s take a moment and reflect on the story of Adam and Iblis. Read More »

In Police Training, a Dark Film on U.S. Muslims


Ominous music plays as images appear on the screen: Muslim terrorists shoot Christians in the head, car bombs explode, executed children lie covered by sheets and a doctored photograph shows an Islamic flag flying over the White House. “This is the true agenda of much of Islam in America,” a narrator intones. “A strategy to infiltrate and dominate America. … ... Read More »

Embracing the Winter Blues


As the days shorten and the nights lengthen, we know all too well that winter is upon us. For some people, they experience what is known as “Seasonal Affective Disorder”, more commonly known as the winter blues. With symptoms ranging from sleeping too much, to having little energy, to feeling depressed, the winter blues seems to have a tendency of affecting people in areas of limited daylight hours such as the Northern USA, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Read More »

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