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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 »

The Myth of the Naturally Good Muslim

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On a dark and stormy night in the dark cave of man's mind, Shaitaan once lit a campfire and settled down to tell a story- a myth, in fact.  It went like this: Once upon a time Islam was revealed to a Prophet of near God-like perfection.  He shared it with his friends, who were all superhumans lacking any embarrassing ... Read More »

Why We Are Tested: The Psychology of Suffering & Misfortune – Part #3

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This is Part #3 of a multipart post: You can find part #1 here  and #2 here   Sixth: The factors that assist a person to be successful in the test through calamities are the following: Gratitude and a realization that it could have been much worse. A tribulation, however great it is in magnitude, in it there is some ease and compassion because ... Read More »

Why We Are Tested: The Psychology of Suffering & Misfortune – Part #2

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This is Part #2 of a multipart post: You can find part #1 here    Thirdly: Abundant trials and tribulations in this world is not a sign of one's disbelief or Allāh's displeasure with him. On the other hand, most of the people who are inflicted with calamities are the pious and the righteous. The Prophet was asked, “O Messenger of Allāh, which ... Read More »

UnMosqued Series: Dealing with Masjid Community Fatigue

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The options to drive you away from the masjid are many, it's simply a matter of picking your poison.  I move around a lot and I've seen many of the social-media shared gripes up close and personal.  I've seen masjids where: Kids are welcome to riot during the ṣalāh, and kids are unwelcome to make a peep. Partitions are the ... Read More »

MuslimKidsMatter | Shaytan’s Whisper: Straying from the Straight Path

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Assalamualaikum, kids!  MKM is back and we hope you are excited to read what we have from Muslim youth all around the world.  Today's article is about a teenage girl's experiences and thoughts on ṣalāh. Shaytan's Whisper: Straying from the Straight Path By Humera Lodhi “It's time for Dhuhr.  Go and pray!” my mother's gentle reminding voice calls from the ... Read More »

MM Treasures | Yasir Qadhi | The Definition of “Travel” (safar) According to Islamic Law | Part 3

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In our previous parts, we discussed the travel distance required to be considered a traveler. In the final installment of this series, we shall discuss the time duration that one remains a traveler. Read More »

MM Treasures | Yasir Qadhi | The Definition of “Travel” (safar) According to Islamic Law | Part 2

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So what exactly does a "day's journey" mean? Not surprisingly, there is no easy method of converting classical measurements into modern ones. It appears that many researchers (classical and modern) did not pay due attention to scientifically converting such measurements into modern ones. What follows is my brief attempt to illustrate the hurdles that one faces. Read More »

MM Treasures | Yasir Qadhi | The Definition of “Travel” (safar) According to Islamic Law | Part 1

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The question that arises, however, is: when does one legally become a "˜traveler"? And for how long may one continue to shorten the prayer? To answer this question, we will divide this article into two sections. Firstly, we shall discuss the opinions of scholars regarding the distance that constitutes "travel". This will also require us to go into a tangent and convert the distances narrated in the classical and medieval textbooks into modern measurements. Secondly, we shall discuss the opinions of the scholars regarding the time-duration that is required for the status of a traveler to change into a resident once he arrives at some destination. Read More »

Beautiful Ṣalāh

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He has had a very difficult day with a lot of questions echoing in his head, but he did not complain to anybody, as he knows there is only One who can assist him. The One who ordered him to seek assistance through prayer and patience, so here he is, seeking assistance through prayer, while many others sleep. Read More »

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