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Taking A Closer Look At Arabic Calligraphy

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Understanding the history of each script and how Arabic calligraphy evolved over the history of the Islamic Empire can expand our visual experience beyond the beautiful glyphs and forms. Read More »

Purification Of The Soul – Mufti Ismail Menk

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Lecture by Mufti Ismail Menk | Transcribed by Hayley B. [The following is the video and transcript of Mufti Ismail Menk's lecture entitled 'Purification Of The Soul.' The transcript includes slight modifications for the sake of readability and clarity]. A`ūthu billāhi min ash-shaytānir rajeem. Bismillāhir Rahmānir Raheem.                       [Surat Al-Qasas ; 76-78] ... Read More »

Fair Trade Commerce for a Better Future – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

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Lecture by Shaykh HamzaYusuf | Transcribed by Anonymous [The following is the video and transcript of Shaykh Hamza Yusuf's lecture entitled 'Fair Trade Commerce for a Better World.' The transcript includes slight modifications for the sake of readability and clarity]. All praise be to Allāh . I'd like to thank Allāh for the blessing of all the angels that come ... Read More »

The Brotherhood I Never Knew

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Charity Week: One week, One Cause, All The Difference. Read More »

In Pursuit of Ikhlas

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By: Abu Abbaad Sizing up Sincerity As one prepares their luggage to meet the Lord of the worlds, there is nothing more vital to check for than ikhlâs (sincerity). The Most High says: “…So whoever is hopeful for the Meeting with his Lord – let him do righteous work and not associate in the worship of his Lord anyone.” [Surah Al-Kahf, ... Read More »

Accessibility, Acceptance, Islamic Education: Living as a Muslim with Disability

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Challenges faced by Muslims with disabilities when attempting to participate at Islamic Centers. Read More »

From Musician to Poet: A New Me

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With the little bit of success I was having, I truly believed I could achieve my dream. My dream was to become a popular role model in the music industry that the youth looked up to. A positive alternative in a negative outlet filled with vulgarity, misogyny, drugs, and other explicit content. Read More »

What Makes Islam Special: Five Tips on Sharing Your Deen with Others

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Here are the five points that I mention that makes Islam the perfect religion and special to me. Read More »

My Journey into the Himalayas: A Game of Mind Over Matter

Himalayas

Writer's experience of what she calls adventure of lifetime that has put her life into a perspective. Read More »

The Shaykh and the Ustadh Defined

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Guest post by Abdul Wahab Saleem (Facebook/Twitter) I received a question on my Facebook page recently about what the difference between a Shaykh and an Ustādh is. This is a question that I remember being confused about over a decade ago. I remember growing up as a child wondering, “Who is a Shaykh? What defines an `Ālim? Why do we ... Read More »

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