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How Mars Became Haram: A Guide to Freaky Fatwa News

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So there’s a fun new fatwa being covered in the international news, and it goes like this: Mars Is Haram. Read More »

3 Prophetic Friendship Principles for the Social Media Age

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I'm just old enough that I remember a world before the social media age. That meant arranging going out with friends via landline house phones shared with the family, and feeling innovative when AOL Instant Messenger became popular. Going out with a friend usually involved some sort of vetting process where our parents got to know each other before granting ... Read More »

5 Take-Aways for Muslim Fans of Breaking Bad

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 *This post contains major spoilers. If you don't want the ending or major plot points ruined, don't read this post.  **The videos linked to in this post may contain objectionable material. Follow them at your own risk.  ***To read an extended version of this post with embedded videos from Breaking Bad, please see the post on my personal blog at ... Read More »

The Bangladesh Crisis Explored

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An OpEd by Mezba Mahtab, a Bangladeshi-Canadian blogger based in Toronto. Read More »

Changing the Discourse on Islamic Personal Finance

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There is no discourse in our communities about Islamic personal finance. None. When we discuss Islamic finance at conferences, classes, dinner parties, and gatherings with friends, it's always the same. Which company did you use to buy your house? Is buying a car on 0% halal or not? The problem with those discussions is that they ignore the stark reality of ... Read More »

Webinar Recording: Abdul Nasir Jangda – Renew your Eeman. Revive your Spirit.

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Habibi Halaqas partnered up with Muslim Matters to host a webinar with shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda, the topic of which was: "Renew your Eeman. Revive your Spirit. Carpe Diem. - A New You. Reboot 2013." Here is a recording of the webinar. Read More »

The Dilemma of The Dark Knight Rises and Ramadan

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Admittedly, I haven't seen any of the relevant “Dark Knight” Batman movies, so I don't really have a dog in this fight. But it's been an interesting fight nonetheless. Should Muslims go see The Dark Knight Rises, the final Batman movie of the recent wildly popular trilogy, even though it opens right at the start of Ramadan? Or should they refrain ... Read More »

MuslimKidsMatter | Muslim Kids Strive for Somalia Relief

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  By Nur Kose In November 2011, a group of kids, including myself, decided to work together to raise funds for building a well.  When we heard that the Zakat Foundation of America would be able to build a well in Somalia if we could raise $2,500, we couldn't wait to get started.  It was tremendously exciting to think that ... Read More »

MM Arts | (Bonus) Poetry Day | 3-31-12

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Surprise, surprise! Indeed, you read the title right. Māshā'Allāh, with such amazing poems that you all send us at poetry@muslimmatters.org, how can we not want to publish them all? And yet, to serve justice to each poem, we'd like to publish three or four at a time and not more. So today, out of keeping with our regular schedule, we ... Read More »

Halal Mortgages: Alleged Misuse of Taqi Usmani’s Fatwa and 3 Important Questions

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The latest fatwa spreading like wildfire across the internet deals with a volatile topic - Islamic finance. More specifically, halal mortgages. Even more specifically - a scholar whose signature is used as public proof of endorsement by certain Islamic finance companies has come out and said that he has given no such endorsements. Read More »

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