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“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 »

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


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


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? What Is Permissible Post-Nikkah and Pre-Marriage?

What's the Matter?

What is permissible Post-Nikkah Pre-Consummation (Rukhsati/Marriage) Question: I just had my nikkah done with my husband and we are having our rukhsati done soon (in the next few months). The reason for [the] delay is just mainly to prepare for the wedding and  [to] accommodate family members' schedule [for] the wedding. After the nikkah is it permissible to do all ... Read More »

On the Shoulders of Giants

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By Musab Qureshi In a country where many girls are still discouraged from going to school, Sushma Verma is having anything but a typical childhood. The 13-year-old girl from a poor farming family in north India has enrolled in a Master's degree in microbiology, after her daily-wage earning father sold his land to pay for some of his daughter's tuition. ... Read More »

Halloween: 10 Tips for Muslim parents


The most important point of this article is that we have to establish better communication with our loved ones. We have to encourage them to open up to us. To do this we must create an environment where our children will trust us with their mistakes, their curiosity and their problems. Read More »

Raising Our Children with the Book of Allah | Special Speeches by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi & Umm Reem


All praises are due to Allāh . We praise Him azzawajal, Seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. We also seek refuge in Allāh from the evil of our souls and from our impious intentions and deeds. Indeed, whomsoever Allāh guides none can misguide and whomever Allāh misguides none can guide. I bear witness and testify that there is ... Read More »

Best Song…..EVER


By Hena Zuberi Them: Hena Auntie – can you take us to the mall? Me: “OK, get in the car, let's go.” A gaggle of girls in the car and they bust out A Capella style- Tik Tok on the clock but the party don't stop, no Grab my glasses, I'm out the door, I'm gonna hit this city (Let's ... Read More »

The Delights of a Kid Focused Ramadan


By: Zeeshan Shah I blame it on society, I blame it on our need to hoard and our greed to accumulate as many things as we can. Although in our deen it is considered righteous to race towards good, pre-Ramadan I stood back and looked at the bigger picture. What was I hoping to achieve this year? Walk alone towards ... Read More »

What I Learned about Lipstick from my Five Year Old

What I Learned About Lipstick

I walked into an interesting conversation the other day between a middle-aged woman and her teenage daughter.  It was happening in front of a ladies room mirror, and it went like this: Mother, angrily: You're wearing lipstick? Daughter, sulking: No, I'm not. Mother: You are, I can see you are. Daughter: It's not lipstick. Mother: Yes it is, I can ... Read More »

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