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Look Who’s Coming Out, But It Isn’t What You Think

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The hardest part about coming out has got to be coming up with a good opening line.  I haven't got one though. So I'll give it to you straight. I'm not gay, but I could be dying. As fas I know, not imminently though.  I've known for years now that certain things in my body aren't working properly – like ... Read More »

5 Good News Stories From the Muslim World

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No one can know the depth of pain and suffering that a true Muslim goes through. There are the usual ups and downs of life that every person on the planet goes through – failure, poverty, ill health and even death. There are the long term issues that worry anyone – economy, environment and quality of life. But for a ... Read More »

First Muslim Fraternity Alif Laam Meem: Video and Interview with Ali Mahmoud

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Timeline: Towards the end of Fall semester 2012, my friend Omar and I were talking about how excited he and I were that he was going to be going to the same school I was. Omar and I had been friends for our entire lives (we have baby pictures together), but Omar always lived on the other side of town. ... Read More »

Living Up To Justice

Justice

O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, be he rich or poor, Allah is a Better Protector to both. So follow not the lusts, lest you may avoid justice, and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it, verily, Allah is Ever Well-Acquainted with what you do. [Surat an-Nisa, 135] Read More »

Losing Her Heart in Egypt: Amr Kassem 1987-2013

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By Asma Hussein Teaching myself how not to lose hope   “Think not of those who are killed in the Way of Allāh as dead. Nay, they are alive, with their Lord, and they have provision. They rejoice in what Allāh has bestowed upon them of His Bounty and rejoice for the sake of those who have not yet joined ... Read More »

Timing is Everything

Timing

The Prophet [saw] said: ”Take advantage of five matters before five other matters: your youth before you become old; your health, before you fall sick; your wealth, before you become poor; your free time before you become preoccupied, and your life, before your death.” (Tirmidhi) Read More »

Islam’s Antidote to Extremism

Extremism

“Oh People of the Book, don’t go extreme in your religion, and do not say about God except the Truth. Indeed, the Messiah Jesus the son of Marry is the Messenger of God, His Word revealed on Marry, and a spirit sent from Him” [Surah An-Nisa' : 71] Read More »

Essential Life Lesson for Muslims: Tipping Etiquette

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You've been out to eat with that Muslim friend or Muslim couple – you know, the one that leaves an embarrassingly low tip after a meal. What is it that makes some of us feel stingy when it comes to giving tips after getting service? And does anyone else feel the need to overly compensate when they go out as visibly Muslim ... Read More »

Spring Cleaning the Nafs

Spring Cleaning Nafs

By: Dawud Israel I believe we overestimate and underestimate mentally by about 50%. We underestimate time spent driving, like it's a chase scene in a film. We overestimate how much we can eat. We underestimate how much we covet. We underestimate how one habit influences another habit. We overestimate the benefit of an easy fix and underestimate the benefits of ... Read More »

Vision is a Tool for Fighting Adversity

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The motivational impact of a vision can be summarized as: Motivational Impact α (Scale × Nobility × Loftiness). Read... Read More »

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