14 Top Articles of 2014

14. Gaza was in our thoughts and duas- we blacked out for a day to remind folks about why Israel Was Under Rocket Attack and Why Our Duas for Gaza may not be answered.

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13. The movie Noah had many headed to the theaters but Abu Ibrahim skipped out and here’s why many agreed with him.

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12. Umm Zakiyyah advised the community on their responses to young Muslims who ask about homosexuality in her post Gay and Muslim.

11. Ustadh Abu Hasib Noor, a student in Madinah refuted the claims of the destruction of the grave of the Messenger in the City of the Prophet.

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10. A heated discussion on Olivia Kompier’s Convert Marriage Fails had readers clicking for more.

9. Zeba Khan article on judging Red Wine and Hojabis and her shredding of the freaky fatwa fallacies tied for the 9th spot.

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8. Saba Syed/Umm Reem took on the absurd tropes about love in 50 Shades of Grey and its effects on young women and teens. This article was a great accompaniment to her very popular post on Eradicating the Stigma of Female Sexual Desire

7. Like countless others, Hena Zuberi was inspired by Robert Davila- perhaps the Most Famous American Muslim in 2014.

6. Ramadan is always a blessed time year with many new visitors to the site who read 9 Unexpected Benefits of a Long Ramadan Fasts.

5. Dr Sh Yasir Qadhi Responds to Abu EesaGate .

4. Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan writes about Fame, Personal Life and Responsibility

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3. On Salafi Islam by Dr Sh Yasir Qadhi was read and debated and is still being read and debated.

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2. 21 Ways To Say GoodBye To That Haram Relationship and Get On with Your Life By Ehab Hassan helped young men and women the world over.

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1. After the Kaaba and Masjid Al Nabuwi, Dr Wajid Akhter explored the history of Masjid Al Aqsa in our number one most visited article of the year.

For more reading here are links to some more articles that were widely read in 2014:

  1. http://muslimmatters.org/2014/01/22/bill-60-means-leave-canada-muslim-families
  2. http://muslimmatters.org/2014/09/04/why-i-dont-need-a-makeup-tutorial-to-teach-me-how-to-wear-a-hijab/
  3. http://muslimmatters.org/2014/01/21/10-things-didnt-know-president-mursi/
  4. http://muslimmatters.org/2014/03/11/abu-eesa-humor-overload-and-apologies/
  5. http://muslimmatters.org/2014/02/17/muslim-female-sexuality-newlyweds/
  6. http://muslimmatters.org/2014/08/07/good-muslims-do-bad-things-too/
  7. http://muslimmatters.org/2014/01/14/shaykh-yasir-qadhi-exposed/
  8. http://muslimmatters.org/2014/04/21/would-you-reject-a-proposal-from-khadijah/
  9. http://muslimmatters.org/2014/05/07/shade-less-not-fair-lovely/
  10. http://muslimmatters.org/2014/10/06/3-marriage-models-we-need-to-rethink/
  11. http://muslimmatters.org/2014/06/24/where-are-your-ramadan-dates-from-bds/
  12. http://muslimmatters.org/2014/03/19/ten-pieces-of-advice-before-you-leave-for-umrah/
  13. http://muslimmatters.org/2014/01/18/second-chance/
  14. http://muslimmatters.org/2014/11/13/top-five-misquotations-of-the-quran/
  15. http://muslimmatters.org/2014/10/01/muslim-scholars-letter-to-al-baghdadi-of-isis-or-isil-a-missed-opportunity/
  16. http://muslimmatters.org/2014/02/03/5-reasons-rain-benefit-prayers-salat-ul-istisqa-bay-area/
  17. http://muslimmatters.org/2014/06/01/stoning-pregnant-pakistani-woman-honor-killing-in-islam/
  18. http://muslimmatters.org/2014/02/28/7-reasons-why-i-love-my-beard/
  19. http://muslimmatters.org/2014/04/11/salvific-exclusivity-i-shaykh-yasir-qadhi/
  20. http://muslimmatters.org/2014/05/19/indian-elections/
  21. http://muslimmatters.org/2014/07/29/2014s-best-places-in-america-for-wanna-be-halalies/
  22. http://muslimmatters.org/2014/01/17/kaafir-new-f-word/

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  1. Avatar Rasha Mohamed says:

    Thank you for writing about Gaza, and for all the people that followed the news of the attack in 2014! It’s now 1 year later and I’m afraid a lot of people have forgotten the situation in Gaza is still dire – it’s understandable, as many things have happened in the world – including natural tragedies like the earthquake in Nepal. But I’m working at a NGO in Palestine (West Bank) and am reminded of the difficulties in Gaza everyday – I don’t have face-to-face contact with my co-workers in Gaza because of the occupation but we get updates and are well aware of the challenges that they face. Why am I telling you about this? Because we have a partnership with Kiva.org which is like a crowd funding site where we upload profiles of some of our borrowers so that people around the world can loan small amounts to them. I want to share this website with you because I think it’s a great way that people all around the world can maintain a connection to Palestine, and not forget our brothers and sisters celebrating Ramadan under most difficult circumstances!! Ramadan Kareem to all! http://www.kiva.org/lend?partner_id=80

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