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Blog Post Archive

Dreams of My Grandfather: Celebrating the Life of Professor Ghulam Azam

Written by Abu Aisha   On Saturday 1st Muharram 1436 (Oct 25th 2014), hundreds of thousands of well-wishers converged on the streets of Dhaka to bid farewell to one of the most recognizable faces of Islam in Bangladesh, Professor Ghulam Azam. Show More Summary

Neo-Atheism Attacks: Thoughts on Cenk Uygur / Sam Harris Discussion on Religious Violence in Islam

Background The latest round of neo-atheist criticisms leveled at our faith that have gone viral in past weeks have come from comedian Bill Maher and neuroscientist Sam Harris while the most prominent responses have come from Reza Aslan,...Show More Summary

This Islamic New Year Pay Off Your House

By imam Tahir Anwar This message is for people who are homeowners and make good money. I've never understood why people don't pay off their homes. I've never understood why people only make the minimum monthly payments, so they are enslaved...Show More Summary

Domestic Violence | Living Islam for Today’s Women

This video is addressed to women in a domestic abuse situation, especially those who are advised to stay in situation misusing the concept of tawakkul and du'a. Men, who are also facing abusive situations, may also benefit. DomesticShow More Summary

Ottawa Shootings: Time to Reexamine The Collective Muslim Psyche

Canadians are still recovering from the horrific shootings which took place in Parliament Hill last week. There's a lot that can be discussed as we try to make sense of this tragedy; much has already been said: the potential motivesShow More Summary

The Invitation – Part 2

By Umm Zakiyyah a short story PART ONE | PART TWO After the summer internship, Paula and I went our separate ways. We kept in touch, but we had our own lives to focus on. I went to college close to home to be near John, and Paula went to college in another state. When […] The post The Invitation – Part 2 appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

Lessons in Leadership from the Prophet Muhammad (saw)

“Everything rises and falls on leadership.” This is a quote made famous by America's top leadership guru, Dr. John C. Maxwell, in his bestselling book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. The first time I read this quote was in 2002, when I was a rookie teacher at an Islamic school. Show More Summary

A Sunni, a Shia, and a Pizza

Though we recognized that we were a practicing Sunni family and they were dedicated followers of Bhori-Shiism, we did not use our differences to set us apart as much as we used our similarities to come together. The post A Sunni, a Shia, and a Pizza appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

Living Islam for Today’s Women with Umm Reem

An introduction to upcoming video series on issues related to females and teens, presented by Umm Reem, exclusively for MuslimMatters.org. The post Living Islam for Today’s Women with Umm Reem appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

MuslimKidsMatter | Muslim Youth Helping Neighbors and Having Fun: Please Vote!

Loud, friendly chatter fills up a large, brightly-lit room as people scatter about.  As they pass through the room into the next to make way for a large group of newcomers, a collective gasp of amazement suddenly issues forth.  The chatter and laughter miraculously die down as everyone stares ahead wide-eyed. Show More Summary

Confessions of a Muslim Skeptic

Questioning Faith The other day, a Muslim teen asked me the purpose of prayer. Why should we believe in God? Why do bad things happen to good people? As it turns out, this barrage of questions only represented the tip of a big, ominous iceberg. There are a whole host of questions like this that […] The post Confessions of a Muslim Skeptic appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

What’s The Matter? | Postpartum or More?

Question: Salams I think I have postnatal depression as I've just had a baby 2 weeks ago and I'm extremely emotional, overwhelmed, teary and so lonely. My husband does not understand and is getting cross that I'm not staying on top of my house chores and giving my other 2 children enough attention. Show More Summary

US Muslim Jurists Resolution on Islamic Finance Companies

The issue of purchasing a house through Islamic financing has been written about in detail by experts and intellectuals for the past decade or so. However, it appears that majority of American-Muslims are either in doubt or are misinformed about the validity of the actual practice (buying homes through 'halal mortgages' or loans). Show More Summary

The Invitation

By Umm Zakiyyah a short story PART ONE   I hugged my knees and concentrated my attention on the parking lot beyond my third-floor apartment window. It was all I could do to steady my trembling and think of something besides the torn envelope and embossed card next to me on the crumpled sheet of […] The post The Invitation appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

The Role of a Step parent

By Olivia Mounet   How do you define yourself? A Muslim? A student? A brother or sister? Daughter or son? Mother or father? Typically how we define ourselves is so deeply ingrained in our psyche that we rarely take the time to think about who we are and what defines us. However, if you were to […] The post The Role of a Step parent appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

So You Want To Go To Medical School? Demystifying the Journey

By: Uzair Sarmast and Eman Rashed   This article is the first in a series intended to provide guidance to those who are interested in fulfilling every uncle and auntie's dream; namely, becoming a doctor. (that was a joke) Before we begin...Show More Summary

MuslimKidsMatter | In Sacrifice is Abundance

In Sacrifice is Abundance by Sheikh Rehmatullah Sacrifice is a motif for many people in this world. It is recurrent, an almost indispensable part of their lives in which progress is preceded and many times succeeded by sacrificing things that one holds closely to the heart. Show More Summary

Beautiful Child by Shahroz

A new spoken word piece by Shahroz Beautiful child, beautiful child Whoever told you that you weren't beautiful is a liar Every man and woman judges you, putting you on trial it's wild, you're just a girl and they're treating you soShow More Summary

Bill Maher the Mother Lode of Lies

Bill Maher is once again on his tirade against Muslims. For a standup comedian who’s made a living out of mocking all things sacred, it’s hard to understand why anyone would believe the misinformation he spreads. His vitriol againstShow More Summary

The Top Ten Mistakes Potential Home-buyers Make When Purchasing A Home

For most people, purchasing a home is the largest financial transaction that they'll ever make. The purchase decision is without a doubt, one that must be made with careful thought and attention to detail. A potential homebuyer has many things to consider when purchasing a home. Show More Summary

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