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Be Careful What You Feed Your Soul

31 minutes agoReligion / Islam : MuslimMatters.org

Most of us understand the psychological and emotional harm that comes from constantly exposing ourselves to negative, toxic social and personal environments. So we limit interactions with negative people, and we end toxic relationships. But when it comes to religion, we say things like, “If you truly have faith, nothing can shake it.” There was […]

FearBusters: Conclusion

See Previous parts: FearBusters: Conquering our Fears, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8 Conclusion If you've gained nothing else from this series of articles please keep the following three takeaways in mind: Fear is a result of your dominant thoughts and your thoughts are something […]

Help Wanted: Copy Editors for MuslimMatters

Title: Copy Editor Application deadline: July 10th, 2015 Muslim Matters is an established digital magazine that regularly delivers award-winning content to readers residing all over the English-speaking world. Our mission is to provide...Show More Summary

Ramadan 2015 – Tafseer of Surah Hajj Ayahs 2 – 4

Tafseer of Surah Hajj by Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda Ayahs 2 – 4

Ramadan 2015 – Tafseer of Surah Hajj – Ayahs 5 – 6

Tafseer of Surah Hajj by Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda. Surat Al-Hajj (Arabic: ???? ?????, “The Pilgrimage, The Hajj”) is the 22nd sura of the Qur'an with 78 ayat.

Blessings of Hifz: A Mother’s Story

By Umm Sarah This article was originally posted here. When my older brother finished memorizing the Qur'an and started leading taraweeh back in the late 90s, it wasn't all that common for children born in the US to have completed hifz, especially without going overseas. An LA Times reporter interviewed my family for a story […]

Spend the Day Like our Beloved Prophet Did in Ramadan

By Muhammad Ahmed Al-ameen As Ramadan approached, I studied in depth how RasulAllah spent a typical day during this blessed month. If one were to imagine what it would be like to walk in the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad  in the month of Ramadan, one might think it would be impossible. But is it? Let us […]

Why You Should Be Making The Most Dua in Ramadan

By Hafidh Ibrahim Khan The month of Ramadan is a blessed period in the year of a Muslim. It is important to know as believers, the methodology of attaining the maximum benefit from this blessed month. One of the acts of worship legislated upon us by Allah is du'a (supplication). We should be making du'a […]

Walk Not Exultantly Upon the Earth: An Islamic Response to the Papal Encyclical on the Environment

By Joseph E. B. Lumbard Originally published in Huffington Post on 6/18/15 Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, “Laudato Si” (“Praised be You”), is a clarion call to all of humanity. It also provides an important opportunity to expand the conversation regarding the relationship between religion and the environment. Many scientists maintain that we have reached […]

Difference Between Patience and Sabr – Art of Connection with Belal Khan

What's the difference between patience and sabr? “Sabr” is an Arabic word, and like many words in the language, it has more than one meaning. But, those meanings are interrelated. Scholars of the past have mentioned that the word sabr can be defined in a number of contextual ways. That's the beauty of context. You […]

Ramadan vs. Ramzan: How to Do Things with Words

Nationalism is a funny thing. It can be the source of bonding and camaraderie as well as the cause of animosity, chest-puffing, and downright silliness. Just consider all the online debate about the recent article “Why are Indian Muslims using the Arabic word 'Ramadan' instead of the traditional 'Ramzan'?“, written by Shoaib Daniyal. The article details how, […]

FearBusters: Fear of Death

See Previous parts: FearBusters: Conquering our Fears, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 Part 8: Fear of Death This fear is one that is found more in the aged than the youth, but does affect some of the youth. The closer a person gets to death, the […]

MuslimKidsMatter | Focusing on YOU This Ramadan

It's finally Ramadan, the most blessed month of the entire year!  It's the one month of the year when feasting in the middle of the night is normal, when everyone knows the exact time for Fajr and Maghrib every day, and when the Qur'an is recited more than any other time.  For kids all around […]

The Art of Getting through Long Islamic Lecture Series

Once upon a time, it was hard to get a hold of quality Islamic lectures. But now, fast forward a few years – and you have a lecture overload. The issue is no longer, “Where can I find them?” Rather, now it's, “How can I get through them?” How can I get through materials that I know will […]

Uyghurs in China: We Buried the Quran in Our Backyards

With the news of China forcing imams to dance in public and to make oaths to keep children away from religion in what is known as Xinjiang, where government officials warned that Muslims “During Ramadan do not engage in fasting, vigils...Show More Summary

Dua When Breaking Your Fast

As-salaamu alaykum, One of the most valuable acts of worship a person who is fasting can ever do is to make du'a'a to Allah. Note how beautifully Allah has the famous and amazing verse about du'a'a Ch:2 V:186 in-between the verses of fasting Ch: V: 183-187, highlighting its honor and status. Show More Summary

How to Really Get Ready For The Month of Ramadan

Many Muslims approach Ramadan with mixed feelings. On one hand they've heard how the Companions used to eagerly await Ramadan six months in advance. But on the other hand, they genuinely worry about the long hours of fasting (in hot weather in some cases) while they have to work. Show More Summary

FearBusters: Fear of Failure

See Previous parts: FearBusters: Conquering our Fears, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 Part 7: Fear of Failure I want to start off this article by asking you a very important question: What would you do differently in your life if you knew you couldn't fail? If your answer […] The post FearBusters: Fear of Failure appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

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