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What’s The Matter?|My Brother’s Wife and My Husband Exchange Friendly Glances

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Question: I am happily married to my husband for 11 years. We have three children together. My siblings and I usually get together along with our spouses. We are a practicing family. My brother and his wife are less practicing. When we gather, we try as much as possible to sit separately. However, sometimes it happens where we are all ... Read More »

From Kansas to Palestine, Hatred and Pie

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So a 73 year old KKK member has just gone on a shooting spree in Kansas, killing three people. He specifically targeted people of the Jewish faith. For every Muslim who condemns the killings and extends their sympathies to the Jewish community, expect to be asked, "But what about Palestine?" Because now that the shooting has stopped, let the shame grenading begin. Read More »

Quebec’s Ruling Party Suffers Crushing Defeat – Despite the Anti-Muslim Campaign

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The lunacy which has dominated the discourse coming out of Quebec over the last year has finally been countered with a dose of sanity. In a historic vote this Monday, the ruling Parti Québécois (PQ) suffered a major defeat after just 19 months of taking office. Premier Pauline Marois organized an ugly campaign which centered on identity politics and secession ... Read More »

Salvific Exclusivity – Shaykh Yasir Qadhi

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Lecture by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi |  Transcript by Hayley B. The following is the video and transcript of Shaykh Yasir Qadhi's lecture “Salafivic Exclusivity.” The transcript includes slight modifications for the sake of readability and clarity. Thank you very much. It's very daunting to come on stage after Tariq Ramadan, but I'll try and do what I can. Jean-Jacques Rousseau on the social contract, on the very ... Read More »

MuslimKidsMatter | Cherished Blessing: Salah

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Cherished Blessing: ṣalāh by Tania Maseera All human beings have certain dreams.  Many of us dream of visiting the Eiffel tower, Taj Mahal or Disney Land. I do too. We try to save each and every penny we have earned to fulfill our dream and the ticket to visit such wonders is very expensive. Imagine if we ever go on ... 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 »

Celebrating the Prophet

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By: Abu Aaliyah (Surkheel Sharif) There have been times throughout history whereby the heavens have opened and the celestial light cleansed certain human souls, who, as a result, were divinely invested with prophethood (nubuwwah) – the highest condition possible for any human being. For a prophet is a bridge, as it were, between heaven and earth; Creator and creation, helping us to recall our purpose ... Read More »

Kill the Courier | Part 5 – Is it Other Than Allah That You Fear?

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He removed his windbreaker - the left sleeve was badly torn - and stripped off his blood-soaked t-shirt. He held his arm over the sink as blood poured from the wound, staining the sink red. His exposed skin broke into goosebumps and he began to shiver violently, his teeth chattering. Read More »

MuslimKidsMatter | First Frost: A Teen’s Reflection on Winter

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First Frost: A Teen's Reflection on Winter By Hufsa Lodhi “First Frost since the sun Stopped shining First Frost since the rain didn't fall First Frost since I realized what we had Is over First frost since I've spoken At all…” Delicate snowflakes flutter harmlessly towards their inevitable fate. Covering up any and all traces of warmth left on Earth. ... Read More »

In Pursuit of Ikhlas

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By: Abu Abbaad Sizing up Sincerity As one prepares their luggage to meet the Lord of the worlds, there is nothing more vital to check for than ikhlâs (sincerity). The Most High says: “…So whoever is hopeful for the Meeting with his Lord – let him do righteous work and not associate in the worship of his Lord anyone.” [Surah Al-Kahf, ... Read More »

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