30% of American Muslims are Black. Every 28 hours a Black person is killed by someone employed or protected by the US Government. What affects the Black community affects us—all life matters, Black life matters. It is crucial that we...Show More Summary
Given the fact that there are not enough Muslim professionals in the Arts, and the lack of a sizeable market to support their work, it stands to reasons that editors, writers, illustrators, musicians and others will only be part time in their work. Show More Summary
The city of Toronto has many distinctions; the CN Tower, Skydome – the crack smoking escapades of its mayor – just to name few. One distinction, unbeknownst to many, is the city's unique position in Islamic history. Toronto is one of...Show More Summary
As I write this post, it is the last Jumuah of Ramadan, the 27th fast here in London. The new moon of Shawwal is almost upon us. As with every previous Ramadan, the month has been witness to a great rise in the amount of time and money spent in the cause of Allah. Show More Summary
The White House Iftar —An opportunity to honor American Muslim achievements or an attempt to whitewash U.S crimes in Muslim countries by painting a flowery picture of their relationship with the American Muslims? The first White House Iftar was held in 1805 by Thomas Jefferson for Sidi Soliman Mellimelli, an envoy from Tunis. Show More Summary
Alhamdulillah, we have entered the last ten days of Ramadan. Isn't it amazing that we are privileged to live during the most blessed nights of the entire year? We all have the opportunity. Now we have to decide what to do with it....Show More Summary
If you prefer watching a video of the same exact content, rather than reading it, you may click here An Inspiring Story In one of my previous jobs I made a big mistake that was going to cause a large financial loss. I was stressed out, nervous and anxious. I was instructed to go to […] The post If You Only Knew Duaa Revival appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.
Ramadan in the long summer days is not easy. This is not said as a complaint, alhamdulillah. Rather, it is stated as a general observation. No matter how difficult Ramadan may seemingly be, we willingly embrace the challenge for a higher purpose. Show More Summary
By Farhan Pervez Organizing a massive da'wah effort for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, bringing together over 20 Islamic organizations on an international level, and mobilizing dozens of volunteers originating from 6 continents is a task of epic proportions. Show More Summary
| Part 1 | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi3m83hviFY The post TAFSEER OF SURAH AL-ANBIYA – INTRODUCTION PART 2 appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.
By: Daniel Haqiqatjou Daniel Haqiqatjou was born in Houston, TX. He attended Harvard University where he majored in Physics and minored in Philosophy. He completed a Masters degree in Philosophy at Tufts University. Haqiqatjou also studies traditional Islamic sciences part-time. Show More Summary
A Pakistani-American on what went right in the Indian Elections 2014 and concern for what could go wrong. The post A Letter to My Modi Supporting Indian Friend on BJP’s Election Victory From A Pakistani-American Muslim appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.
Muslims. Dance-off. I didn't think I'd live to see those two things juxtaposed. But what's happening on both sides of the Atlantic seems to be just that. After release of the notorious 'Somewhere in America' by a group of hipsters (called Mipsters featuring all women), the Brits have come out with their own rendition...
DebtFreeMuslims.com Podcast Episode 4 This episode is brought to you by MuslimMatters.org – Because Muslims matter. Our guest for this episode is Shaykh Mirza Yawar Baig. In this episode we cover: Financial issues affecting Muslims in America vs. globally Understanding the concept of rizq (sustenance) in Islam and misconceptions surrounding it The importance of good...
So there's a fun new fatwa being covered in the international news, and it reads like this: I know what you're thinking- come on, it's just another one of those made-up fatwas, like last year's Great Syrian Sex Jihad and the Erotic Fruit and Vegetable Fatwa of 2011. Those were great fun for the media,...
With the little bit of success I was having, I truly believed I could achieve my dream. My dream was to become a popular role model in the music industry that the youth looked up to. A positive alternative in a negative outlet filled with vulgarity, misogyny, drugs, and other explicit content.
Going abroad to study Arabic is one of the best ways to learn the language. With a vibrant culture and a rich intellectual heritage, Morocco is naturally a destination of choice for students from across the globe. What follows below is a guide for those looking to go there to study Arabic and Qur??n. Show More Summary
Suffice it to say, this is the most depressing anniversary yet of the Egyptian uprising. Somehow, the country has managed in the last three years not only to make no societal progress, but to actually regress to a situation that in many ways is worse than the Mubarak-era status quo. A cursory rundown of recent... The post Orwell’s Egypt appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.
By: Diala Khalife A response to “How do you stop racism in the Arab American community? Heck if I know” I write this in response to a deeply problematic blog post published by Muslim Matters on December 11th. The piece was met with objections and critiques by some Arabs and non-Arab Muslims on Twitter .... Show More Summary
On a dark and stormy night in the dark cave of man's mind, Shaitaan once lit a campfire and settled down to tell a story- a myth, in fact. It went like this: Once upon a time Islam was revealed to a Prophet of near God-like perfection. He shared it with his friends, who were... The post The Myth of the Naturally Good Muslim appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.