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7 Resolutions to Revitalize Your Marriage

By Dunia Shuaib   And those who say, “Our Lord, grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes and make us an example for the righteous.” [25:74] It's a minute before midnight. January 1st, 2016… The palpable feeling of excitement of a new beginning, a fresh start sets in. Some wait for […]

Where I Stand with Beyoncé’s Formation | Khalil Ismail

Before I state my piece, let me be clear where I'm coming from. As a lyricist and producer myself, I appreciate raw talent, and there's no doubt that Beyoncé has been gifted with it. I've been in this industry for eight years, and during this time, I've had my work featured on nationally syndicated television. […]

A Case For Protecting the Rights of People With Disability

“During my daily commute, I suffer enormously with the transportation problem. For me it is the greatest obstacle in my daily life. It is impossible to take the bus, because they are not wheelchair accessible nor are there reserved seats for people with disability. Regarding Taxis, they do not accept to stop for me, because […]

Science Not Art: Problems with our Islamic History

Let me introduce you to Hassan. He is an artist with an imagination that runs wild with more creativity in his little finger than most of us have in our whole lives. He spends his spare time in art galleries and exhibitions. He enjoys experimenting with different pantones to find the right shade of green […]

Narcissism Has No Place in Activism #MyLifeMattersToo

  “Don't allow yourself to be drawn into someone else's version of 'the cause.' No one can do it all, not even those saying you should do more. So do what you can, and bear in mind that God is Judge, not anyone else. And remember, your most basic responsibility in the face of injustice […]

President Obama’s Speech at Mosque Missed American Families Victimized by State Violence

Ultimately, my frustration lies with the American Muslim community. It is us who refuse to face the reality behind a recurring cycle of violence that is buttressed by deep-seated Islamophobia [1]. We continue to frantically put a band-aid...Show More Summary

Moving Beyond the Single Narrative- The POTUS Visit to an American Mosque

Oped by Khadija Gurnah Khadija Gurnah is the Founder of Project Ejaba and a White House Champion of Change. She is a public health professional and an advocate for youth who has channeled her passions into Project Ejaba – a platform for Muslim young adults that provides resources and programming, including programming to promote social […]

Why I Let My Child Quit The Quran

By Hooyo Said (a pseudonym) I write this on the evening that I told my daughter's Qur'an teacher that I wanted my child to quit memorising the Qur'an. That's right, quit. Who am I? A highly experienced educator mother who's taught excluded children in Pupil Referral Units, mentored Muslim youth and consoled and advised parents […]

Our Greatest Strength is our Diversity

By Philip Murphy We have always been a nation of contrasts – one at once built upon the backs of immigrants and suspicious of those who come from elsewhere.  Throughout our history, virtually every ethnic and religious group that came to our shores faced discrimination. At one time, Catholics were prevented from living freely in […]

He Wants To Marry His Wife’s Best Friend?

When I first began writing what would eventually become the novel His Other Wife, it wasn't about marriage or polygamy, or even romantic relationships. It was about emotional and spiritual abuse, and it started off as a single narrative blog inspired by a toxic friendship that I'd recently broken off after having endured it for […]

Modesty And The Muslim Athlete

First, we must acknowledge the hypocrisy: That is, how college and pro football players can make a play that sends thousands of fans in the stadium — along with millions watching on TV — into wild celebrations and cues elaborate dance routines from a squad of cheerleaders … but those same players are sometimes penalized […]

Water for Flint: Racial Politics Collide

The Racial politics of Flint: Racial Politics Collide When African Americans use the term “they” it almost always gets misaddressed as an indictment of white society, or even more cryptic, a collection of stoned-faced boogie-men tugging on the levers of the free-world. That catalog of definitions couldn't be more inaccurate. If the arch enemy of […]

Motherhood – An Answered Dua

By Umm Yusra Have you ever spent all your nights and days making du'a for one specific thing? I mean crying your eyes dry in the darkness of the night, asking Allah to give you something? I have! And Alhamdhulillah, by the infinite Mercy of Allah, He answered my du'a. She's called Yusra. This is a […]

Makings of an American Muslim Expedition of Love and Mercy

On May 8, 2015, Jameel Syed became the first person in the history of the world to make the call to prayer across all 50 states  in America within a record span of 35 days and reciting the last sermon of the Prophet Muhammad ? at every stop. In his new monthly column, he will share highlights […]

Privacy in Islam 101: Do You Have Children?

“Anyone who asks a woman who has been married for several years and does not have a child 'why?' is a monster,” I think to myself as I hang up the phone after calming one of my dearest friends down. She does not have children, has been married for 15 years and is often asked […]

A Perennial Problem: Is Islam the Only Valid Path to God?

Is Islam (the religion and way of life the Prophet Muhammad ? came with) the only path to God? Does the Qur'an extend the validity of religions beyond Islam; to any who believe in God and act rightly? Or does the Qur'an insist that Islam is the exclusive and only path to God? And what of the idea […]

His Other Wife: A Short Story

“…So give me a call, Aliyah. I think this may be the one.” Aliyah rolled her eyes as she deleted the voicemail message then pressed the “end call” button on her cell phone. Her uncle had converted to Islam when she was in high school and had been influential in her own decision to become […]

Erasing Race: Problems with our Islamic History

Here's a little exercise. Try naming 5 prominent Africans from the history of Islam. Pick from any period right from the early Makkan period to the last few decades. Aside from Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali and Bilal who else do you have on the list? I'm going to be presumptive and say that there aren't […]

My Apologies D&G, It’s Not You. It’s Me.

There have been two knee-jerk reactions in response to the release of Dolce and Gabbana's hijab and abaya collection: The Allure of the Middle East; First came the yay-sayers (for want of a better term) who with true Arab-style ululation lauded the fashion house for taking such a bold stance regarding highly politicised garb, that […]

Martial Arts as a Means to Humility – #Connection with Belal Khan

One of the best way to discipline children isn't to take it upon oneself, but, to outsource to a Sensei. If your child is acting up, then ask them, “how do you think Sensei would feel if I told them you were behaving like this?” Martial arts has been an excellent tool for ages to […]

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