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What’s The Matter?|My Brother’s Wife and My Husband Exchange Friendly Glances

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Question: I am happily married to my husband for 11 years. We have three children together. My siblings and I usually get together along with our spouses. We are a practicing family. My brother and his wife are less practicing. When we gather, we try as much as possible to sit separately. However, sometimes it happens where we are all ... Read More »

British Muslims to the World: We are Happy

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Muslims. Dance-off. I didn't think I'd live to see those two things juxtaposed. But what's happening on both sides of the Atlantic seems to be just that. After release of the notorious 'Somewhere in America' by a group of hipsters (called Mipsters featuring all women) , the Brits have come out with their own rendition of Pharrell Williams' 'Happy'.  And ... Read More »

“Dad, I’m Not Going to Medical School” – Real Talk with our Parents

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The Story It had been a few days since Salman thought about telling his parents. He had received a full scholarship from Columbia University to study journalism, a subject he was insanely passionate about and which had already given him a jump start in a career. He was the editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper, wrote numerous editorials for the ... Read More »

MuslimKidsMatter | First Frost: A Teen’s Reflection on Winter

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First Frost: A Teen's Reflection on Winter By Hufsa Lodhi “First Frost since the sun Stopped shining First Frost since the rain didn't fall First Frost since I realized what we had Is over First frost since I've spoken At all…” Delicate snowflakes flutter harmlessly towards their inevitable fate. Covering up any and all traces of warmth left on Earth. ... Read More »

How Do I Deal with My Escapist Mentality

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Question: I hope by the will of Allāh you guys can help or offer some suggestions. My problem since I was younger is that I have an escapist mentality. Whenever things would get rough I would idealize this perfect world, in which I was beautiful, strong, confident, perfect. Fast-forward 20 years later, I still have this problem, I want to ... Read More »

Why Robert Davila is the Most Famous Muslim in America This Week

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May Allah guide all of us with the light of His guidance in whatever position we may be in and give us the taufiq of dua (supplication), shukr (thankfulness), sabr (patience), and ridha bil qadha (satisfaction with Divine Decree) Read More »

Female Sexual Desires – Eradicating The Stigma

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The mind and body contradict. The body responds to the natural desires and the mind rejects these desires, rather recalls the fallacious cultural beliefs that she was raised with. Read More »

What’s The Matter? | Teen with Friends of the Opposite Gender

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What do I do about the ones I have already befriended? Should I cut them off, or how do I proceed? 

Jazakallah ul Khairun, I appreciate this so much. This issue has been driving me crazy, and I fear I have done great wrong in the eyes of Allah. Please help me understand what I need to do further. Read More »

What’s The Matter? |My Husband Has Been Cheating On Me

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One thing that is very important in order for marriages to last after one spouse has cheated, is that the cheating spouse has to feel remorse and that they have truly done something wrong and immoral. Based on your knowledge, he has engaged in this evil act for many years, and it does not appear that he has this belief or this remorse for his wrong actions. 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 »

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