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What’s the Matter? Struggling with College, Motherhood and Responsibilities of a Wife when Husband Works Late Hours

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Question: My issues began when I discovered I was pregnant last year. I was 23 at the time and was in the middle of my Master's, so it came as a huge shock. I had previous issues of anxiety and spouts of low mood, which I'm currently seeking help for, but I would like to receive advice from an Islamic ... Read More »

What’s the Matter? Cutting, Mental Health & Family Ties

What's the Matter?

Question: My parents had a turbulent marriage: full-on warfare and not pretty to watch growing up. I grew up highly conflicted about how I felt about them – I know I had to love them, but it took me until my adulthood to finally like them as humans. I got a lot of flak from my mom because I was ... Read More »

The Spirit of Eid | MM Eid Photo Contest: The Winners!

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Announcing the Winners of the MM Photo/Instagram 'Īd contest! It's about time, right?! :) We know you have been anxiously waiting, so let's get straight to it! *duff roll* … … … First Place – $500 Prize Second Place – $300 Prize Third Place – $200 Prize Runners Up – $25 Amazon Gift Card — Congratulations to those who won, ... Read More »

Eid Photos Poll | Help Muslimmatters Choose the Winners #MMeid

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Dear Readers, 'Īd Mubarak!!! Last year we announced a contest “The Best 'Īd Instagram Photo 2012″ contest and due to some technical issues could not host a poll to vote on the final winners.  We have been feeling guilty ever since. With the NEW site that we launched this year, we can finally host polls and vote for your favorites. ... Read More »

Ramadan Reminder | Hope in Allah – by Yasir Qadhi

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Ramadan2013 Posts Lecture by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi | Transcribed by Sameera T. This lecture is brought to you by the Memphis Islamic Center (MIC). For more information about MIC, please visit www.memphisislamiccenter.org [The following is the audio and transcript of Shaykh Yasir Qadhi's lecture "There is always hope in Allāh despite the size of the sin." The transcript includes slight modifications for the sake ... Read More »

What I Learned About Ramadan – By Not Fasting

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Ramadan 2013 Posts I missed all but five fasts last Ramadan, and if this sounds like a shocking confession, you might want to try a survey of women to see how many of them have fasts to make up.  Many young mothers struggle to make up dozens -if not hundreds- of fasts missed in the alternating cycles of pregnancy and ... Read More »

Is Media to Blame, Or is it Just a Case of Bad Parenting?

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By: Maher Budeir We often hear the phrases, “When I was your age…”, or “The youth these days are different” or, “It is all because of access to video games and other bad stuff on Facebook,” when we hear our elders speaking of the younger generation. But, is it really so? Is the current generation really worse off? Are the ... Read More »

Making Families Work – Tips for Muslim Parenting | Yasir Qadhi

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Lecture by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi | Transcribed by Zara T. [The following is the video and transcript of Shaykh Yasir Qadhi's khutbah "Making Families Work."  The transcript includes slight modifications for the sake of readability and clarity.] The khutbah can be viewed here.   My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, in  today's khutbah inshā'Allāh ta'ala we will talk about the importance of ... Read More »

Twitter Battles: 3 lessons for Muslim Tweeters from the Boston bombings

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The recent tragic events in Boston have been noteworthy for many reasons. One of these is that it cemented the new age of information gathering and sharing. The post-news era is upon us with social media becoming the primary vehicle for gathering, sharing and debating information. To put it bluntly – Twitter is the new CNN. This has profound implications ... Read More »

MuslimKidsMatter | 1st Place Short Film for DC MIST 2013

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Recently, the Muslim Inter-Scholastic Tournament (MIST) held regional competitions throughout North America.  MIST is “a fun, educational, interactive program of competitions and workshops geared towards bringing high school students together from around the nation to develop leadership, communication, and other creative skills, all while gaining a deeper understanding of Islam and Muslims.”  Among the various categories of the competition is the ... Read More »

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