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Mama can I get Unlimited Internet on my iPad and other Internet Safety Issues

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The fact is that 93 percent of kids are online. Even if parents limit or ban internet access, kids have access at school, through a friend's smart phone, libraries, and schools. The internet is a tool that our children need to use and master with wisdom dispensed by parents. We need tech-savvy youth who will grow up to be leaders ... Read More »

UnMosqued ReMosqued: Western Masajid and the Search for Community

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In many communities, the very place that was meant to bring Muslims together has become an anathema for the community— associated with fighting, control, and divisions like little fiefdoms. Read More »

UnMosqued Series: Dealing with Masjid Community Fatigue

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The options to drive you away from the masjid are many, it's simply a matter of picking your poison.  I move around a lot and I've seen many of the social-media shared gripes up close and personal.  I've seen masjids where: Kids are welcome to riot during the ṣalāh, and kids are unwelcome to make a peep. Partitions are the ... Read More »

Trees & Butterflies

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  With age comes the stereotype that wisdom has been attained and that one's intellectual capacity has reached its limit. Stereotypes like these cause us to assume that the older one is, the more answers that they have, the smarter that they are, and above all, the more mature that they have become. Stereotypes, however, have a tendency to be ... Read More »

Why Thugs Can’t Raise a Nation: The Importance of Good Parenting

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People have to start acting like grown-ups and start raising their children and not let their children raise them. You have to teach your children right from wrong and not let your home be ruled by the whims of a child, or be ruled by your own whims for that matter. When I see the extremely high rates of black on black killing, and crime in places like Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Compton, Detroit, and Brooklyn, I’m thinking, “Where are the parents? Where are the fathers?” Read More »

The Originals | A documentary about the inception of the Muslim community in Houston, Texas

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It's important to understand the sacrifices and hurdles which our elders went through to start MSAs, mosques, and Islamic centers. Read More »

Spiritual Parenting: Building Ties with your Tween

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Most parents want a mutually respectful and loving relationship with their children, but often do not know how to achieve it. I really think parenting teens means giving in to their harmless pleasures, saying yes to the little things, so when you do say no to things that are absolutely unacceptable, they trust that you are not trying to control them but are 'raising' them. Read More »

5 things Muslims can learn from Christmas

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I do believe that there are lessons that we can draw from the way that non-Muslims celebrate their holiday. These are lessons that we can apply to our own two historically Islamically legitimate holidays - the two Ids. Read More »

Food for Thought: The Eid of Sacrifice

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I want to challenge myself and my readers to really make ‘Īd al-Aḍḥa a sacrifice. For the next year when you really want something: a cup of coffee, a new phone, a new purse, a trip, something you really care about, slaughter your nafs and put that money aside. Read More »

Imperfect

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Asma was always one to focus on what was missing: the sun on a cloudy day, the tiny smudge on her otherwise beautiful painting, the single wrong answer on a test. She feared imperfection like it was a debilitating disease. And it showed. Read More »

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