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A Life-Changing Dua of Unimaginable Proportions

There are many ways to vastly change one's life through sincere, consistent supplications. The following du'a is undoubtedly life-changing, spiritually, emotionally, and even materially. What follows is the translation of the hadith, the original text, the transliteration, and lastly, the apparent benefits of the du'a. Show More Summary

One Night In Aleppo… Will Change You

Innovation isn't something that most Muslim organisations are accused of lately. We tend to be behind the curve on most things, if we're even on it at all. So when I got an invite to a unique experiential event called “One night in Aleppo”, I was keen to see what it was all about. Organised […]

Stats not Stories: Problems with our Islamic History

Admit it. You're bored by Islamic History. Sure, you might say that you find it fascinating, but the likelihood is that you are far more likely to be enamoured by the idea of what Islamic history should be like rather than the history itself. How can I justify saying this? Well, lets take any other aspect of […]

Five Surprising Places To Find Islamic History In The United States

By Furqan Shaikh In the current climate of political rhetoric against Islam and Muslims, it can be hard to remember that the United States has always been a country that has respected and acknowledged the contributions of people, places and ideas from outside its borders. While we often think of its inheritance from Greece or […]

An Open Letter to Moms with Daughters Looking to Get Married

Dear Aunty, The biggest mistake I have seen mothers make when it comes to their daughters who are looking to get married is that mothers unreasonably pressure their daughters to change essential parts of their identities just for the sake of a “husband,” who is entirely abstract and imaginary at this point.  One of the […]

Judging People As Good Is Also Prejudice

“Too much admiration breeds contempt. It is better, I think, to just be understood.” —the character Salima in His Other Wife by Umm Zakiyyah ~ “It's not good when Pakistani girls marry Black men,” she said to me. I sat behind the desk in my office trying to maintain a pleasant expression. It was moments […]

An Issue with Slavery | Dr Hatem Al Haj

By Dr Hatem Al Haj The issue of slavery may be of the hardest issues to discuss. Our collective conscience as a global community is extremely averse to the discussion because of a variety of factors, not least of which is the cruel treatment slaves suffered for centuries. Many preachers find it difficult to talk […]

Pornography and Breaking Patterns of Destructive Behavior – #Connection with Belal Khan

Back in the 1950s when Hitchcock released Psycho, the motion picture association sent the picture back. They couldn't approve film because the of scene where, Norman the killer, was going after the woman in the shower was way too exposed. It's said that Hitchcock sat on the rejected film and then later resubmitted without changes. The film was then approved. […]

Five Courageous Ways To Respond To Anti-Muslim Hatred

By Fatima Barkatulla It was the day after the second Paris attack. Our local Muslim school sent parents a text-message telling them that security guards would flank the school gates the next day. Messages were flying around, complete with fuzzy CCTV footage of Muslim women who had been verbally or physically attacked in public places, […]

Can CVE Mean An End to Islamic Inheritance?

  The United States is one of few countries in the world that has testamentary free alienation of property. What this means is that you can give whatever you want to whomever you want in whatever manner is that you want, for the most part (inheritance is governed by states and there are exceptions). Do […]

On “Muslim” Issues: Choosing Humanity

By Hiba Akhtar Someone texted a friend of mine a few weeks ago looking for khutbah topics. “Flint,” she replied. It seemed obvious. We live in a country in which elected representatives of a state have actively and quietly made the decision to harm their own residents by forcing them to consume and bathe in […]

Quran Before, During and after Ramadan

By KN Gratwick     Some of us excel in math, some in fine arts (and there is of course the rare talent who does both). Our interests may be equally if not more so disparate, as environmental activists and coin collectors. And our professions may differentiate us still further, as neurosurgeons, homemakers and school […]

Candid Convertsations: Q&A with Imam Suhaib Webb

Candid Convertsations: A Q&A with imam Suhaib Webb Date: March 2016 Location: Madinah, KSA Recently, I had the privilege of sitting with religious scholar and Snapchatter extraordinaire, imam Suhaib Webb during his most recent visit to the city of Madinah. We spoke in his hotel room about some of the challenges facing the convert community […]

Drop the N-Word

        And do not insult one another and do not call each other by [offensive] nicknames. Wretched is the name of disobedience after [one's] faith. Qur'an 49:11   In late 2013, a group of activists, scholars, and concerned netizens coalesced around the issue of anti-Blackness perpetrated by Muslim youth on social media. […]

How to Deal With Criticism – #Connection with Belal Khan

You might have heard the fable about the two frogs that fell into a pit. They tried jumping out, and the other animals were telling them you're good as dead. One of the frogs gives up, and ends up dying. But, the other frog just keeps on jumping, and finally it makes it out. The […]

Event Planning for MSA, Isoc, Youth Groups Part Two: People Over Programs

Another issue that I commonly faced in the MSA was dealing with the social dynamic of planning events as a group.  Whereas the first post in this series was about the sometimes missing spiritual side of event-planning, this post is about another sinking feeling we get in the MSA when members have been treated unfairly […]

What We Can Learn from the “Butcher of Bosnia”

By Shibli Zaman The ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Bosnia from 1992 to 1995 was the greatest genocide in European history after the Holocaust of World War II[1], and remains Europe's worst genocide ever since. It left well over 100,000 Bosnians murdered[2],[3] — 8,000 of those in Srebrenica alone — and nearly 3,000,000 souls displaced. […]

Bad Advice: Phares and Gaffney Join Trump and Cruz Teams

For once, Donald Trump was the honest one. Asked on MSNBC's “Morning Joe” program whom he consults with on foreign policy issues, he said “I'm speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I've said a lot of things.” He has surely said a lot of things. But even someone […]

Keep Victims in Your Heart and Your Brain on The Ball

By Ahmed Rehab   Unfortunately, once again we wake up to scenes of chaos and mayhem, this time in Brussels, as major attacks kill 26 and wound 130 at the airport and on the subway, with the fatalities expected to rise. No one has claimed responsibility yet, but even if ISIS, it is likely by […]

Who Is My Friend?

I don't have an answer for you but I do have our own journey to share: When Beta was three or four years old, we were in the throes of diagnoses and delays and despair and du'as and the desperate desire to “FIX MY SON SOMEHOW”. His having friends was something I thought about quite […]

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