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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 »

Kill the Courier|Part 4 – The Sharpest Blade Ever Made

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There was an ayah from Surat an-Nahl, the Chapter of the Bee in the Quran, that had been running through his head lately: “Afaghayrullahi-tattaqun?” Is it other than Allah that you fear? No, Ya Allah, he thought. Only You. Read More »

Debt Free Muslims Podcast Episode 2 – Ethics in Finance with Imam Omar Suleiman

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Direct Download Link (mp3) Episode 002 This episode is sponsored by MuslimMatters.org – because Muslims matter. Imām Omar Suleiman is the kind-hearted, friendly giant from New Orleans, Louisiana. Born and raised in America, Shaykh Omar has a unique way of relating to a western audience though his character has gained the love of people of all ages and backgrounds. Imām Omar has two ... Read More »

7 Reasons Why I Love My Beard

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  I'm proud of my beard.  I don't say this in an arrogant way, but what I mean is that I'm not ashamed of it.  I don't wear it because I think I've attained human perfection, but because I want to imitate those of whom I know have.  I wear it because it's the sunnah of my Prophet Muḥammad and I ... Read More »

How Do I Deal with My Escapist Mentality

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Question: I hope by the will of Allāh you guys can help or offer some suggestions. My problem since I was younger is that I have an escapist mentality. Whenever things would get rough I would idealize this perfect world, in which I was beautiful, strong, confident, perfect. Fast-forward 20 years later, I still have this problem, I want to ... Read More »

Why Robert Davila is the Most Famous Muslim in America This Week

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May Allah guide all of us with the light of His guidance in whatever position we may be in and give us the taufiq of dua (supplication), shukr (thankfulness), sabr (patience), and ridha bil qadha (satisfaction with Divine Decree) Read More »

How Mars Became Haram: A Guide to Freaky Fatwa News

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So there’s a fun new fatwa being covered in the international news, and it goes like this: Mars Is Haram. Read More »

Announcing the New Debt Free Muslims Podcast – First Episode is on Islamic Home Financing

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Please join us in welcoming the new Debt Free Muslims podcast. This podcast will be releasing a new episode every week talking about finance and other issues related to finance (family, spiritual, and so on). The first episode covers some tough questions on Islamic home financing with Mufti Ikram-ul-Haq. The episode and show-notes are below. You can help support the ... Read More »

From Musician to Poet: A New Me

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With the little bit of success I was having, I truly believed I could achieve my dream. My dream was to become a popular role model in the music industry that the youth looked up to. A positive alternative in a negative outlet filled with vulgarity, misogyny, drugs, and other explicit content. Read More »

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