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To please Allah (subhanahu wata’ala) by providing a platform for orthodox thought leaders to affect positive change.


To establish a safe, online community which shares and discusses relevant issues along with practical solutions, shaped by the experiences and viewpoints of its writers.



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    True Life

    March 13, 2007 at 7:11 AM

    Asalamualaikum wa Rahmatullah

    Subhan’Allah, I love Blogs with a group of authors. Maybe you can take a look at my Blog and feature posts you like on here. Just a suggestion.

    Keep doing your thing.

    Was Salam

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      April 7, 2010 at 5:30 AM

      Yes, the definately have different vibes, compared to single author blogs.

  2. muslimmatters


    March 13, 2007 at 7:19 AM

    True Life: JazakAllahkhair for stopping by. We’ll keep an eye on your blog and ‘steal’ (with your permission) some of the material :)

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    March 15, 2007 at 11:31 PM

    As salaamu alaikum — I’m very impressed with your blog, both with the overall attitude and the quality of the writing. I’m looking forward to more great posts!

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    March 15, 2007 at 11:34 PM

    Wa ‘alaikumus-salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatu,
    Jazaakillaahi khairan, sister! Keep popping by, insha’Allah, and we hope to keep impressing you! :P


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    March 28, 2007 at 9:04 AM

    As Salaamu’Alaykum,

    Very nice introduction of the staff, Just curious what is a “green Villager Mercury van” ?


  6. Amad


    March 28, 2007 at 10:00 AM

    Mercury Villager is a van made by Ford. It’s just a humorous co-incidence that three of us have it or have had it… If I may go further, van-drivers have some stereotypes attached to them… which is quite alright as long as the van takes our respective family from Point A to Point B :) !


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    April 9, 2007 at 11:37 PM

    Salaam. Good blog

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    Irfan Yusuf

    April 22, 2007 at 11:04 PM


    Nice. Or as we say down under, grouse.


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    April 27, 2007 at 10:36 AM

    Assalaamu alaikom,
    What a very nice group of people… and mashaAllah a Sister taking the lead. Beautiful.

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    May 20, 2007 at 9:01 AM

    Salaam Alaikum,

    I was wondering if any of you know the self- proclaimed apostate by the name of Abdul-Quddus, author of website Strangely enough, he has your website listed on his page, just one of his many contradictory actions.

    If at all possible, I urge you to check out his site and try your best to give him dawah……he is in dire need of it.

    I’m not so naive to think that he’s the only one of his kind out there, as his site is full of others claiming to be apostates from Islam.
    This saddens me beyond words. May Allah protect the Muslims from their deceit and keep our faith strong. Ameen.

    Concerned fellow Muslimah. Sumaiyah

  11. Amad


    May 20, 2007 at 11:54 AM

    salam Sr. Sumaiyah, we have been in touch with Abdul Qudoos before. Pray for him … he seems to have more than a spark of faith left in him, and we pray that Allah will remove his doubts and bring him back to us. He has always been polite and decent, not like many other apostates who make it their life goal to ‘hate on Islam’.

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    abu ameerah

    June 4, 2007 at 5:16 PM

    “…not like many other apostates who make it their life goal to ‘hate on Islam’.”

    Uhh…read the guys latest post…

    Trust me…the dude HATES Islam. He just tries to be polite so that people won’t accuse him of being malicious.

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    June 8, 2007 at 11:18 PM

    As-salaamu ‘alaykum Abu Ameerah. Actually, Sumaiyah and Amad are indeed well aware of the “latest post” you are referring to. Thank-you for your judgement. May we please not turn this page into a debate with ad hominem attacks. This page is about the website MuslimMatters. Thanks and take care. :O)

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    June 14, 2007 at 12:36 AM

    Asalamu alikum

    why is the TDC site down for a long time? when will it be held next? jazkAllahu khair

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    True Life

    June 15, 2007 at 9:14 PM

    Maybe you can feature one of my newer posts again on your excellent Blog. Just peek through. Jazak’Allah khairan.

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    June 16, 2007 at 7:23 AM

    Salaam, Hazma, TDC would be held at its usual time. The site is going through major revamp. Insha’Allah it should be up soon.

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    July 13, 2007 at 7:51 PM

    MashaAllah….. admirable,witty,dedicated.

    Was passing by, thoroLy enjoyed the light- hearted ?autobiographies…. two graphic phrases that stuck were : The icecream addiction ( how cooool ! ) & the twirling of offspring !
    Recently i commented thus on the mongolian 7foot 9inch GIANT and his twiggy wife : ” I would love to see him twirl his wife in Bush’s vicinity so her clogs bash out his brains !” Graphic enough?

    Well done all. JazakumAllah (much) khairan.

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    August 3, 2007 at 12:15 AM

    Asalaam Alaikum,

    Beautiful and blessed blog! You all have intellect, spirit, and humor. I love this site.

    May you be blessed for the wonderful work!

  19. muslimmatters


    August 3, 2007 at 9:02 AM

    Jazakallahkhair JMalik… Appreciate your kind words.

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    August 3, 2007 at 9:56 AM

    asak all

    Still long to go for site’s sprucing/reconstruction ?

    Are we almost there…. for surprises?
    See you all on screen soon inshaAllah.

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    Sis Shaykha

    October 1, 2007 at 12:04 PM

    Asalaamu Alaaikum

    When I first came upon this blog, i wasn’t quite sure who it “belonged” to. But I see that is a collaboration of many people-many knowledgeable people masha’Allah.

    I think it’s nice that the Shayookh listed up top are writing articles, and posts for the blog. It’s nice to see that they are making efforts to be more connected with the Ummah, especially the youth. And props to Al Maghrib too-and IslamToday/Qa.

    We’re blessed to have such knowledge people amongst us to benefit from, Alhamdulilah. And it’s so nice that they are literally just a “click” away. Whereas in the past, people would travel from country to country searching for a Shayookh to either learn from, or to ask questions.

    …Anyway, I hope i’ve haven’t fallen into praising you too much.

    But I’ve loved every single article i’ve read here so far. lol and nice short bios, got a touch of humor. You guys are…dare I say…”Cool Shayookh”. :p

    Keep up the good work, insha’Allah, May Allah reward each and every one of you, ameeen!

    Wa’alaykum Asalaam

    -Sis Shaykha

  22. Amad


    October 1, 2007 at 4:03 PM

    jazakillahkhair Sis Shaykha, after all those comments, we need some of this:


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    Sis Shaykha

    October 1, 2007 at 5:43 PM

    wa iyyak,

    masha’Allah but that was a great read.

    thank you

    Wa’alaykum Asalaam

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    October 2, 2007 at 2:42 PM


    MashAllah, what an amazing job you all have done in just a few months. There seems to be a lot of baraka at this URL :-)

    Shifting gears…

    Br. Musa, I’ve been seriously considering applying for a Fulbright to study in Egypt and was wondering if you wouldn’t mind answering a couple of questions about your experience.

    Jazzak Allahu khayr!

  25. Amad


    October 2, 2007 at 3:12 PM

    wasalam.. jazakAllahkhair akhi Youssef.

    Musa will email you inshallah (i.e. if you correctly entered your email for your comment :) )

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    The Middle Awakening

    October 20, 2007 at 12:05 PM

    May Allah reward you all for you good deeds


    The Middle Awakening Team

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    November 23, 2007 at 4:12 AM

    Assallaamu Aleykum!
    I was going through the Quran the other day, then i reached Surah An-Naml(27), Verse 61, there i read that the Earth is a fixed abode, can anyone who masters the Arabic Language tell me if this Verse is Correctly translated or i just misunderstood it….
    I would really like someone to reply,on this blog, Or(i preffer) send me an email.
    Yazakallah Khair!

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    Muhammad razwan

    January 30, 2008 at 9:36 PM

    wa alikum salam brother brahim,

    Well i red the verse of the Quran (27:61) i m not a knowledge able person but still i m able to understand this with the help(guidence) of Allah that the EArth is a made place at the state of rest it is not jolting every time and mountains are the reason for this with out which the earth may have alot of earthquakes and movment. Read it again like “OR, WHO HAS MADE THE EARTH , FIRM TO LIVE IN “

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    March 18, 2008 at 7:20 PM

    Assalaamu Alaikum,

    I’m not usually one for posting messages on sites – but these blogs are excellent!

    I commend all the brothers and sisters who contribute towards the articles. Insha’Allah you’re reward will lie with Allah

    Thank you for the time and effort that obviously goes into this site

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    June 16, 2009 at 7:16 PM

    excellent website, very beneficial

    i like the article about homosexual urges, for the fact that it helps people with real problems rather than shunning them away due to personal disgust.. jzakallah

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    March 29, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Asalamalaikum, & Kudos to MM!

    I’ve a quick request – please let me know if it’s already been covered. I was wondering if MM can write something about appropriate career paths for muslim women. Wallahi, this is going to be really helpful. It would enable the sisters to choose early in their lives the subjects they should pursue. It would help brothers to redirect the academic domains of their sisters, wives, etc. in the right directions.

    For e.g., Software Engineering is a nightmare for a sister. Back home, ~50% of the developers were chain smokers, and ~70% used to do real productive work after 5 pm. Then, the consultancy path in the same domain is all about talking to random guys all day long. And my personal experience – many of the sisters gave up on computer science after graduation in favor of marriage, mba, technical writing, or some other poorly paid subdomains in software engineering.

    I recall brother Siraaj to be the most suited person for this :>

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    April 28, 2010 at 1:52 AM

    Salaam Alaikum

    Awesome website :-) And I had no clue Shaikh Yasir Qadhi was one of the founders!

    SubhanAllah, just a little while ago everyone was using Blogger and all of a sudden WordPress is the new blogging tool!

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    April 28, 2010 at 1:54 AM

    …. and MashAllah so many other renowned names on the list as well.

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    shamima essop

    July 6, 2010 at 12:48 PM


    Firstly can I have zohra sarwani email address. I feel compelled to contact her on her mindless piece of information. (Just she not know every mother in the universe it doing that already. So next step please.

    Please please brothers and sisters when we put such stupid articles on a web like this the jew realise how dense we actually are.

    It is time we took the cue from them. Articulate, be thorough and make sense – don’t just put non-sense on the web to fill space. If you do need articles get hold of the appropriate people.

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    Vishnu Mohindra

    July 6, 2010 at 7:38 PM

    l need some help and advise if you can help me please get intouch VISHNU.MOHINDRA@NTLWORLD.COM

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    muhammad Ali

    August 29, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    The brothers of the montain of leogane need help to buy food in the Ramadan they are under very hard time since four days they can’t cover a iftar contackted the amerr of the islamic foundation of Haiti is name is brother abubackr the email of the islamic foundation is you can allso get it at Islamicfinder web page

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    olaa mokhtar

    October 10, 2010 at 11:06 PM

    asalamo alaykom do you have convention in december like the one you did it last year i wish you make it more than one day because one day is not enouph we come from arlington tx ws assalam

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    December 27, 2010 at 2:21 PM

    To the administrators of mm,

    What is the criteria, if any, about getting these articles published? It seems like some of these articles have not been proofread for content, accuracy nor professionalism. Are there any guidelines before one submits an article? If your motto is supposed to be “intellectual discourse” or the like of it, then please present or publish articles which are islamically and intellectually stimulating

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    March 1, 2012 at 4:41 AM

    i want to submit my possible?

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    February 22, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    I would like to say excellent website.
    You guys are doing a great job may Allah bless you all.

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    August 17, 2019 at 10:24 AM

    Mashallah Allahumma barik.

    Alhamdulillah what a wonderful site just what is needed in our community.

    After failing the 2nd resot of my diploma i was feeling so low thst made me blind to any good. Alhamdulillah reading the article being at peace at yourself has shown me light.

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    April 21, 2020 at 9:55 PM

    May God bless you for this website it is very interesting, keep going the great job. I don’t have a blog but I need to know how to create it if you have some ideas there i will be thankful. Thank you.

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