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21 Things I Learned at 21

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When I told Omar Usman that the title of this article is “What I Learned at 21,” he smirked and said, “You learned absolutely nothing.” Read More »

What’s In Your Ear | Hamza Tzortzis

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What's in Your Ear? is an occasional series where we ask Muslims a few simple questions: 1. What are you listening to? 2. What are you reading? 3. What are you watching? 4. What technology are you rocking, Mac or PC? Kindle, iPad, Android phone, etc? 5. What's the best piece of advice you've received or an advice you have ... Read More »

Overcoming Anger Towards Allah

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By Aishah Mohd Nasarruddin People respond differently to crisis. During troubled times, it is natural to be sad and exasperated be it the death of a loved one, being diagnosed with serious illness, trauma, natural disasters or any negative events. Some people become angry, and even turn that anger towards God. After blaming other people, themselves, and fate, they eventually blame ... Read More »

American Baby: 9 Lessons from Converting to Islam

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1. It Gets Easier The beginning is always the hardest.  You've found the truth, fulfillment, and a sense of peace you never imagined possible.  A handful of people can't wait to share Islam with their families, but for most of us, breaking the news to parents, grandparents, relatives, and sometimes kids, brings a sense of dread. This sense of dread ... Read More »

Making Manners Matter

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Remember when you were at the masjid as a seven-year-old kid and couldn't contain your excitement, so you would run around in the masjid so innocently?  I remember being a child in the masjid and causing so much drama for my parents to the point where they would waver back and forth between whether to stay for taraweeh during Ramadan ... Read More »

MM Treasures: Shaykhs Need Advice Too

Shaykhs Need Advice Too

Sacred knowledge and following through with sincere action has always been an eternal, internal struggle of the learned. People at times forget that the Shaykh is an individual who struggles each and every day of their life to worship Allah competently and in fulfillment of the Divine Grace of sacred knowledge that they have been afforded by Ar-Rahman. Read More »

How University Made Me a Better Muslim

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Yes, the university environment is difficult. Yes, we will be faced with a ton of harām things. But, Allāh does not burden us more than we can bear. All people, despite their background or religion, have something to offer us. Look at this experience as a chance to grow as a Muslim... Read More »

What’s In Your Ear? | Imam Zaid Shakir

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What's in Your Ear? is an occasional Saturday series where we ask Muslims, known and unknown, a few simple questions: 1. What are you listening to? 2. What are you reading? 3. What are you watching? 4. What technology are you rocking, Mac or PC? Kindle, iPad, Android phone, etc? 5. What's the best piece of advice you've received or ... Read More »

Domestic Violence Series: Protecting Yourself from a Violent or Abusive Spouse

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If your spouse beats you, or threatens you or your children or other loved ones with physical violence, or makes you afraid constantly, then please seek help. But a woman should not have to be beaten or physically hurt before she has access to help. You have a right to feel safe. If you are in doubt about whether your situation is abusive, you still have every right to ask for help. And if you are not being abused, but you know someone in such a situation, please do not wait until some terrible act takes place. Read More »

Advice for New University Students: Work Hard, Play Hard, PRAY harder

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Are you a young Muslim starting university this month? Or a mature student, looking to improve your career prospects? Either way, life is about to change big time - new surroundings, new friends, and new opportunities - along with new trials, new temptations, and new traps. Change can be good, and change can be bad: so listen to the sage advice of some seasoned MM-ers to ensure that your life changes for the better, insha'Allah! Read More »

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