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Muslim Medal Winners At The Track And Field World Championships

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With the obvious exception of one Usain Bolt — the living legend from Jamaica who landed in Beijing, China, for this year's biggest track and field meet under a cloud of doubt and left undefeated with three gold medals — the story of the 2015 IAAF World Championships was the Kenyan national team. A country […]

The Muslim Manga Project

By Matin M These days the Western mass media often portray Muslims and others who look Middle Eastern, as violent or dangerous. They throw out buzzwords like jihad and Sharia law to get the attention of an audience that is already anxious about these topics.

Ayat Al-Kursi & why it is not a Chapter on its Own

The greatest verse of the Qur'?n is ?yat al-Kurs?,[1] as mentioned in the authentic statement of the Prophet. [2] However, the question arises as to why it is not a chapter in its own right as many of the other passages of the Qur'?n which have added virtues. For example, S?rah al-Ikhl?? is equal […]

Importance of Advocacy | Sh Yawar Baig

Advocacy for good and against evil is the hallmark of the Ummah of Muhammad [saw]. To be effective it needs sustained, dedicated, well funded effort. With proofs from the Qur'an and Sunnah Mirza Yawar Baig argues for the need to set up effective advocacy groups.

Studying Islam Overseas: Nadwatul ‘Ulama in India

This article will go over benefits and challenges of studying Islam overseas, institutions of learning in India, and my own experiences and goals in studying at Nadwatul 'Ulama in the 2014-2015 academic calendar year. By Nihal Khan

Khawarij Ideology, ISIS Savagery: Part One

As ISIS continues its murder and violence across the provinces it controls and seeks to control, and as it continues to plague the conscience of the great majority of Muslims around the world, what's worth recalling is that we've seen this before in history with the sect called the Khawarij (anglicized to Kharijites). So before […]

Working Ourselves Out of a Job

Muslim Voices Matter My name is Ruth Nasrullah. I am a convert to Islam, a journalist, a blogger, a New Jersey native living in Houston, Texas. I have a masters degree in journalism and a master of fine arts in creative nonfiction. I was one of the first seven bloggers on MuslimMatters back when it […]

Book Review: Makkah to Madina: A Photographic Journey of the Hijrah Route

There are many journeys that made history. Think Musa crossing the Red Sea, Hannibal crossing the Alps or  Caesar crossing the Rubicon. But there's one journey that irrevocably altered the course of human civilisation more than any other and it was made when two friends crossed the Arabian desert taking them from oppression in Mecca […]

10 Muslim Athletes To Watch At The Track And Field World Championships

Despite the fame and accomplishments of Muslim athletes like Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Mesut Ozil, to name a few, there is still a surprisingly high percentage of both Muslims and non-Muslims who are not quite sure if playing sports is encouraged or even allowed in Islam. Short answer: It is.

Where is the Modern Fatima al-Fihri? The Need for Educational Endowments

If planned correctly, it is not unimaginable for the vast majority of mosques within North America to be self-sufficient within the next twenty years or so.

The Gift of Iddah

During my ‘iddah, I have tasted grief, a grief unlike any I have felt before. At times, I have felt a crushing and desperate loneliness, a longing for my love that threatens to suffocate me. But then I breathe, one beat, two beats, and...Show More Summary

Parenting Young Women in the Age of Extremism

By Umm Reem Why Teen Girls maybe Joining ISIS In retrospect I became a part of what I believe now was a cult because I had a strong personality, leadership qualities and I wanted to make a difference. But most importantly, I lacked a strong relationship with my parents. I was raised through typical “immigrant-parenting” […]

Stand Up For Urban Justice with MuslimARC

By Margari Hill What does Madinah mean for Muslims in the United States? With major Muslim centers of population along the two coasts, in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Detroit, Islam in the United States is an urban religion. In a recent Ramadan reflection, Hazel Gomez writes, “In the next 35 years, America […]

Think Like Ibrahim | The Essence of Surah Baqarah | Shaykh Akram Nadwi

By Shaykh Akram Nadwi Both Sir Isaac Newton of Cambridge University and  Ibrahim  were great thinkers and great observers. They both observed natural phenomena and came up with amazing but different discoveries. Newton observed an apple falling from a tree and discovered gravity and forces of attraction. Ibrahim observed the sun, the moon and the stars […]

In Pursuit of Female Islamic Scholarship

“Knowledge without action is insanity, and action without knowledge has no reality.” Those of you who notice problems in our community, be it gender inequality, the lack of good role models, or the dearth of practical Islamic education, know that there are solutions, we just have to be them.

How to Own a Mansion Bigger Than Shaq’s in 12 Minutes

Many years ago, during  a trip to Florida, I happened to drive near a town named Windermere. I had heard that this was a place where several celebrities and athletes and athletes. I was curious to see what their mansions looked like, so I stopped by one of the nearby stores and asked if my […]

5 Reasons The Muslim World Needs a Jon Stewart

There will be many who read the title of this article and think – of all the many, many things that the Muslim world does need – they're pretty sure that a middle aged liberal Jewish comedian isn't one of them. And they would be wro...

Muslims, Society, and The Immune System – Art of Connection with Belal Khan

Are Muslims in the “West” an organ that the “Western society” is rejecting? I met a person who was studying immunology, which is the study of the human body's immune system.

Three Musts for Every Muslim College Student This Year

By Meena Malik A young Muslim graduates high school and goes off to college, and then discovers that she is indeed a Muslim and begins practicing Islam through self-motivation. Sound familiar? Did it happen to you? Well, it sure happened to me.

Navigating the College Experience: Nihal’s Narrative

“We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.” ~E. O. Wilson   College can be a stressful time for parents and children alike. There is […]

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