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Coca-Cola Faith: Solutions for #HappyMuslims, #Mipsterz, and Future Muslim Commercials

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It's my personal belief that most of the discussions that have occurred on these videos have caused more harm than good. I emphasize here the discussions, and not the videos themselves because what I see from both sides are the same problems that plague our community during other controversial fiqh discussions. 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 »

How Mars Became Haram: A Guide to Freaky Fatwa News

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So there’s a fun new fatwa being covered in the international news, and it goes like this: Mars Is Haram. Read More »

Running on a Prayer: “These Birds Walk”

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By Hena Zuberi Everyone in Karachi is running; running on a prayer. “These Birds Walk” is a hopeful ode to the resilience of the people of Karachi and one of its home-grown heroes, Abdul Sattar Edhi. Directed by the diaspora kids Bassam Tariq and Omar Mullick, the documentary film focuses on a home for runaway boys in Karachi run by ... Read More »

10 Rules of #TwitterFiqh

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The following tweets were published in order to establish an Islamic etiquette in tweeting - #TwitterFiqh. Remember these wise words: 1- Do not feel entitled to comment negatively on something you disagree with. You do not have the right to criticize and critique everything. 2- Leave off what doesn't concern you directly/personally and turn to that which concerns you personally. 3- If ... Read More »

The Niqab Debate | How Muslims Contribute & Articulate Faith in British Society [Part II]

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Part Two [Part One of this debate can be viewed here] Although the pseudo-controversy surrounding the niqāb is at the vanguard of the tabloid agenda, we must ask ourselves why it is that in a liberal democracy, wherein religious freedom of its minorities should be protected, there seems to be an attack on these religious symbols of Muslims; whether it ... Read More »

5 Take-Aways for Muslim Fans of Breaking Bad

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 *This post contains major spoilers. If you don't want the ending or major plot points ruined, don't read this post.  **The videos linked to in this post may contain objectionable material. Follow them at your own risk.  ***To read an extended version of this post with embedded videos from Breaking Bad, please see the post on my personal blog at ... Read More »

Officials Claim Tunisian Women are Waging a ‘Sexual Jihad’ in Syria, But What’s the Real Story?

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By now you have probably already heard of the harem of Tunisian sex-warrior slaves heading to Syria in order to give up their young bodies to the appetites of deprived rebels to fulfill jihad al-Nikkah — “Sexual Jihad" — and are coming back to the country with bellies full of Jihadi babies. Unfortunately for what seems to be that blind spot people have when it comes to stories on Muslims and sex, there doesn’t seem to be any evidence of Tunisian female warriors going to fight a holy sex war. Read More »

The Niqab Debate | How Muslims Contribute & Articulate Faith in British Society [Part I]

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Part One Once again a 'piece of cloth' (Niqab) has dominated our newspaper headlines and discussions on the internet. On Monday, Liberal Democrat Home Office minister Jeremy Browne called for a “national debate” as to whether or not Muslim women should be banned from wearing the niqab, especially in places of public social interaction. His call was echoed by Conservative ... Read More »

The Misri Bunch

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Calling all Muslim parents….all conscientious Muslim parents! Are you always on the lookout for creative and educational media to instill Islamic beliefs into your child? Well, look no further! “The Misri Bunch” fit the bill right to a T! Launched in 2011 by a group of friends and funded largely by them “The Misri Bunch” or “Egyptian Bunch” since they ... Read More »

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