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MuslimKidsMatter | Selling Bracelets for the Poor

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Selling Bracelets for the Poor by Adeeba Allimulla A new craze with kids these days has craft stores scrambling to keep rubber bands stocked on their shelves.  It's not a television show, not a video game, not the iPad, iPod or iPhone, but a bunch of colored rubber bands from a Rainbow Loom kit that have the attention of children across the country. ... Read More »

The Beggars in Pinstripe Suits

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To mark the 10th anniversary of Charity Week, we'll be sharing inspirational stories from across the years. These are the kind of hidden stories that go behind the numbers and the efforts. They are the kind of stories that open our eyes to the beautiful people who made this all possible. Read More »

Verily, After Hardship Comes Relief

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 Ramadan2013 Posts By: Fu'ad Lawal “Fa innama al usri yusra” The lump in his throat makes it difficult for him to recite any further. For days, weeks, months, this verse was the thin thread holding his faith together. It wasn't a sore throat, or cancer, or whatever. It was the lump holding back the tears that could flood his eyes any ... Read More »

The Earth’s Complaint (Part 1) | MM Treasures

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“We were making the future, and hardly any of us troubled to think what future we were making. And here it is!” MM Treasures are posts on MuslimMatters that we believe are overlooked 'gems' that NEED to be read, especially by our new readers. Original post from 2007 is here.   In H.G. Wells's, “The Sleeper Awakes”, Graham, a troubled insomniac in ... Read More »

Where Wealth Accumulates

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The charity of Ramaḍān, like the spirit from whence it emerges, allows us to move beyond the costs of things, and helps us get back into contact with their worth. Read More »

Giving Beyond Cultural Lines

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And so if our brothers and sisters in Africa are hurting, in turn, we are also hurting! It does not matter if the people in Africa are not the same skin color as us, or the same ethnicity as us, or speak the same language as us. Indeed, their religion is our religion and they are our brothers in faith. Read More »

MM Treasures | We Feed You for the Sake of Allah Alone – Humanitarian Day

You forget you are in the US when you enter the urine-drenched, graffiti covered streets of the homeless capital of the world... Sister Taswiyah Mutazz is the director of food programs for ILM. "A lot of us are a paycheck away from being on the other side of that line;" tears in her compassionate eyes, she recounts countless stories of challenges women and children face on these streets. This was the first year, I heard so many reports of homeless Muslims, men and women, too ashamed to walk into a masjid, without access to a place where their faith can help them recover. Read More »

We Feed You for the sake of Allah Alone – Humanitarian Day

You forget you are in the US when you enter the urine-drenched, graffiti covered streets of the homeless capital of the world... Sister Taswiyah Matazz is the director of food programs for ILM. "A lot of us are a paycheck away from being on the other side of that line;" tears in her compassionate eyes, she recounts countless stories of challenges women and children face on these streets. This was the first year, I heard so many reports of homeless Muslims, men and women, too ashamed to walk into a masjid, without access to a place where their faith can help them recover. Read More »

Is Islam a Fairy Tale When Told to the Poor?

Just as we love to reflect on a past that we did not author, we also like to dream of the eventual revival and resurgence of Islam. Yet, there is no guarantee that we will have much of a share in that either. In fact, we may be remembered as one of the lost generations that failed to fulfill its covenant with Allah. Read More »

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