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The Unseen Shackles of Muslim Social Media Activism

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Back in the late 90′s and early 2000′s, internet da‘wah really started to gain ground. People who were otherwise lacking in scholarly credentials created beautiful facades in the form of flashy (pun intended) websites. We were able to reach beyond our local imams and access recorded lectures of Islamic personalities across the Western world. I remember sitting at my computer ... Read More »

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 »

3 Reasons Why I am Skipping Out on “Noah”

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As you may or may not hear, movie theatres across America this weekend are premiering the movie, “Noah,” starring Russell Crowe.  Several of my Muslim friends and colleagues have expressed interest and excitement about the movie and their desire to attend a showing of the film. Therefore, I felt it necessary to implore us to show restraint and not waste ... 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 »

10 Pieces of Advice Before You Leave for Umrah

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A few pieces of advice for those who will be traveling soon to perform the beautiful Umrah journey. Read More »

Can Americans Be “Real” Muslims?

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The racism, colorism, nationalism, and immigrant-culture worship that are being taught as part and parcel to Islam itself are becoming too much to bear; and Islam is beginning to look less like the simple, balanced religion these Americans accepted when they first became Muslim and more like a ploy to control, subjugate, and spiritually abuse them. Read More »

The Brotherhood I Never Knew

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

Four Convert Marriage FAILS (and how to avoid them)

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So you’re practicing Islam and fairly educated about it and you’re ready to marry the man you’ve had your sights on (the tall, dark and handsome one, I know). Many women jump into an intercultural marriage without realizing just what the expectations of their husband will be. 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 »

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