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US Religious Freedom Rep Funded By Anti-Muslim Group

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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the US's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, repeated its request to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to investigate one of its own members, this time for being funded by the same group that backs a notorious Islamophobe. Earlier this year, CAIR asked for an investigation of USCIRF Vice Chair Zuhdi ... Read More »

5 Reasons Why Rain Was Not The Only Benefit of Prayers (Salat Ul-Istisqa) in the Bay Area

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Social media is abuzz with the large congregational prayers for rain (ṣalāh ul-istisqa) held in Bay Area under the patronage of imām Hamza Yusuf, imām Zaid Shakir, imām Tahir Anwar and other esteemed scholars. Most Muslims already know and are greatly pleased by the response from the heavens with rain showers hitting the Bay Area soon after the prayers, and ... Read More »

Muslim Holidays in the USA: Sign the Petition

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Sumayyah McTaggart, a confident homeschooled eighth grader, from Great Falls, VA along with her friend īmān Hazer of Dunn-Loring, VA take civics classes at Compass Homeschooling Enrichment in Oakton, VA. Fatimah Dandashi of Falls Church, VA, a seventh grader also has classes with the same civics teacher, Leila Leoncavallo. Assigned a class project, two weeks ago, to petition the government ... Read More »

The Islamic Ruling Regarding Celebrating Thanksgiving Day

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Thank Allāh subḥānahu wa ta'āla first for the good that He has given you. Read More »

Fatwas and the Responsibility of Muslim Scholars in America

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Understanding how to apply Islamic law and morality, in the United States, require a thorough understanding of the shariah, the culture norms of the people, as well as the inclusion and consultation of indigenous American Muslim imams, laymen and intelligentsia. Read More »

The Muslim Marriage Crisis

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A major part of creating a beloved community is the creation of a family but a Muslim marriage crisis is at our doorstep. Men and women who really want to get married often face a myriad of issues in finding a good match. The issues are as diverse as the American Muslim community scattered all over the country.  Meeting venues ... Read More »

Understanding the Pain of the Zimmerman Trial

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By Dawud Walid The recent acquittal in the George Zimmerman case reignited a national discussion about race relations in America.  There were many on one end of the spectrum, who stated the Zimmerman case typifies the lack of racial equity and justice in America for Blackamericans, from the initial profiling of Trayvon Martin, the trying of his character during the ... Read More »

A Deeper Look at Malcolm Shabazz- Grandson of Malcolm X Murdered in Mexico

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By Dawud Walid Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of Malcolm X, was viciously murdered last Thursday in Mexico.  Two men thus far have been arrested, yet there are many unanswered questions regarding his tragic demise. Much to do has been made in the media of the troubles that Shabazz went through as a youth from the fire he set as an ... 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 »

What’s In Your Ear? | Imam Safi Khan

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In this WIYE, our Editor-in-Chief, Hena Zuberi interviews imām Safi Khan: founder and director of the Dar-us-Salaam Community in College Park, MD. Brother Safi, as he likes to be called, holds a degree in Economics from the University of Maryland, and is well-versed in Islamic law, tafsir, and sīrah. He has been a prominent imām, lecturer, and family and youth ... Read More »

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