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FearBusters: Fear of Change

See Previous parts: FearBusters: Conquering our Fears, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 Part 5: Fear of Change Have you ever asked yourself why you do what you do every day? What I'm specifically referring to are your habits. I'm willing to bet that you sleep on the same side of the bed every […] The post FearBusters: Fear of Change appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

Ramadan Prep Guide for Busy People | Part 1: Training Season

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 I'm all for uplifting messages that inspire us to put forth our best effort in worshiping Allah during Ramadan.  However, in lands where people do not have the luxury of time and sleep post-suhoor, getting...Show More Summary

When You Marry for Four Reasons, Don’t Forget Your Reason

By Karim Serageldin As a practicing psychologist, I was once consulted by a brother in Turkey in need of immediate relationship advice. In summary, the brother's “emergency” was that he had met a nice religious girl from a good family but was not attracted to her at all. Show More Summary

The Muslim Communities Are in a State of Emergency And In It Lies Our Biggest Opportunity.

They say that humanity only really learns the most earnest of lessons in a state of crisis, a state of complete breakdown. Only after facing that breakdown, are we then capable of embracing the breakthroughs necessary that have largely been neglected. Show More Summary

Letter to the Editor: Mass Graves of Rohingya in Thailand — Appeal to ASEAN

Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM) was deeply sad to hear about the finding of more than 30 graves of Rohingya in Sadao, Thailand. This news is not new to us. Ethnic Rohingya who fled prosecutions from the Myanmar government are vulnerable and always ended in this kind of situation. Show More Summary

Life in Prison: How Islam Can Save Aaron Hernandez

When the gavel came down on Aaron Hernandez — the former New England Patriots and University of Florida football star convicted on April 15 of first-degree murder in the 2013 shooting death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd — a common narrative...Show More Summary

Muslim Activists Should Stop Defending Pam Geller’s Right to Mock Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

Muslims Don't Just Condemn Everything – They Defend Your Right to Everything! How would you react if you came to learn Western Muslim leaders had stated, “We don't support the views of the Ku Klux Klan, but we defend their right to walk...Show More Summary

The luckiest Muslims in America

In the dying days of the Mughal Empire, a little known Maulana helped launch Peace TV with more than 200 Million viewers across the world. I know Will, I'm just as shocked as you but stay with me here As the Mughal Empire was collapsing,...Show More Summary

Breakdown of the Recent Turmoil in Baltimore

By Mikaeel Ahmed Smith What we have witnessed this past week in the city of Baltimore has caused many Americans to re-analyze the current state and condition of the inner-city standard of life and how that standard is viewed by fellow Americans. Show More Summary

Western Europe and the Ottoman Empire: Trade Across an Inverted Imperial Divide

By L Amatullah   Early modern interactions between Western Europe and the Ottomans were not only dynamic but a clarifying comment on an age in which global imperial authority was outside western hands. Our modern discussion around the...Show More Summary

Stop. On Thugs and Rioters and Human Beings

It might feel like the right thing to do to call oppressed Black youth “thugs and rioters” because of the open wrongs you see. It might feel like the right thing to do to call those who detest the detestable actions of burning, looting, and destroying “ignorant of the cause.” The post Stop. On Thugs and Rioters and Human Beings appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

A Fatherly Gift

A friend of mine had a child and named him the same name as mine. Sudanese tradition is that when a person names their child after you, you have to get that child a gift. Growing up I never knew any Ammars, so I was safe. Later on, I was surprised how many people liked […] The post A Fatherly Gift appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

A Dua to Literally Boost Your Energy!

As-salaamu alaykum, I would like to share with you one du'a'a through a story which will cause a positive effect in your life starting from the night you practice it, in shaa Allah. Fatimah and Ali, her husband, –may Allah be pleased with them- were known to be a hardworking couple. Show More Summary

Parenting Can’t be Outsourced

The biggest challenge of parenting is to accept that we are facing a world very different from the one in which we grew up. This is true irrespective of which country you live in, with the additional complexity of a rapid destruction of walls between cultures. Show More Summary

10 Things We Can Learn From Children

The Word “Dhurriyyah” was mentioned 32 times in the Qur'an in 19 different surahs. This points to the significance of the word “Dhurriyyah,” which means offspring or children. Family is the cornerstone of society, and for this reason Islam placed much emphasis on the importance of family. Show More Summary

Islam is a “Yes Religion!”

By Karim Serageldin When I was seven-years-old I used to attend a halaqa that focused on “the Islam of No's”. One summer day upon entering class, my stoic teacher and I got into this dialogue. “What is this?” My teacher glared at my hand. Show More Summary

It’s Okay to Be Judgmental?

“None of us like judgmental people. But we are all, to a certain extent, judgmental people. After all, one must be judgmental to even judge others as judgmental.” —from the journal of Umm Zakiyyah As a youth, I was part of a community...Show More Summary

Life Hacking to Ibn Batutta – Art of Connection with Belal Khan

Son of a Duck, the famous traveller who traversed the globe back in the day and documented his journey in the famous book “Ar Rihla,” historically known as Ibn Battuta, was 21 years old when he embarked on his journey. Think about it. Show More Summary

Why Buying “Experiences” Won’t Make You Happy | The Muslim Skeptic

Pop psychology has this unique ability to take the worst of philosophical sophistry, combine it with the shoddiest research methods, and spit out ill-begotten, yet Scientific™,  platitudes about how we should live our lives. WhetherShow More Summary

Positively Muslim: 17 Year Old Muslimah Represents Youth at 13th Crime Prevention Congress of UN

Reem Shaikh is a 17-year-old Muslimah from Houston. She finished memorizing Qur'an when she was seven and then traveled to Egypt to learn Arabic. She was homeschooled until the age of 12, and then she moved to Qatar with her family.Show More Summary

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