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Baba, The Quran and Me

“When we were young, every Ramadan, we had to complete one recitation of the Quran because my dad made us. There was no question of not completing it. It’s just what we did.” Sitting together with...
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Confessions of a Fasting Muslim

By Maysaa Fahour “I’m starving,” is uttered from my mouth at least a dozen times a day during Ramadan. Other things like, “Why?” and, “I can’t even…” are also spilled out and it wouldn't...
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Life of Uyghur Muslims In China

This article is written by a Uighur activist living through the ordeal of being a Muslim under Chinese rule. We have chosen not to disclose her name for her safety. Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim...
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Ramadan SOS

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it. But there it was, barely visible under the dull, pale glow of the street light; as if it had been put there for my eyes alone. It wasn't the place where you would...
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When Nineveh Met Taif

It was a sad day in Ninevah. The Prophet Yunus, peace be upon him, was leaving. Angry, frustrated, and unable to continue what felt like a hopeless endeavor, he boarded the first ship out of town,...
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You Don’t Matter. Our Image Does

‘And here is the tragedy. Muslims, African-Americans, and other oppressed groups learn that suffering is something they must endure “for the greater good.” So private abuses and traumas are kept quiet so...