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  • The Muslims Next Door
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    The Muslims Next Door

    by Habeeba Husain When people say “Islam is a way of life,” they really mean it. The religion dictates so much more about one’s existence than spirituality, worship, and prayers. It advises how one should act with parents, children, animals, the home, wealth, health, and the list continues on. It follows then, that being a […]

The Muslims Next Door

by Habeeba Husain

When people say “Islam is a way of life,” they really mean it. The religion dictates so much more about one’s existence than spirituality, worship, and prayers. It advises how one should act […]

By |October 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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    The Muslim Connection

    by Habeeba Husain When traveling to a new place, I like to do my research. Plan out the itinerary, where I will go when, how much time I will need to rest, and of course, where I will eat. With Islamic dietary restrictions, finding a restaurant to dine in that will cater to my needs […]

The Muslim Connection

by Habeeba Husain

When traveling to a new place, I like to do my research. Plan out the itinerary, where I will go when, how much time I will need to rest, and of course, where […]

By |October 9th, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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    Reflections on a Week with Refugees Part 2

    by Radayna Thabata The second day of my trip began with a two hour drive from Amman to Al-Mafraq, the desert outskirts of Jordan bordering southern Syria. For anyone who is unaware, when individuals flee to Jordan from war in Syria, specifically from targeted areas by the regime, the Jordanian government registers them as refugees. When […]

Reflections on a Week with Refugees Part 2

by Radayna Thabata

The second day of my trip began with a two hour drive from Amman to Al-Mafraq, the desert outskirts of Jordan bordering southern Syria. For anyone who is unaware, when individuals flee to Jordan […]

By |October 4th, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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    Fall into Remembrance

    by Habeeba Husain Every day on my way to school, my mom would drive down this long, winding road surrounded by trees. They were trees that most beautifully illustrated the change in season the Northeastern United States experiences. Autumn was my favorite of the four—as the green leaves slowly transformed to red, yellow, brown, and […]

Fall into Remembrance

by Habeeba Husain

Every day on my way to school, my mom would drive down this long, winding road surrounded by trees. They were trees that most beautifully illustrated the change in season the Northeastern United […]

By |October 1st, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Are Refugees a Threat? Reflections on a Week with Refugees

by Radayna Thabata

In a time of exaggerated media headlines and fear mongering, many try to make refugees seem like inferior monsters who aim to destroy everything in their paths. Some claim that their only aim is […]

By |September 24th, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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    Reflection on Time

      One of the shortest, yet most powerful chapters in the Qurʾān states By time, verily man is in loss, except those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience (Qurʾān 103:1-3). Indeed, time is a precious commodity that cannot be brought back once […]

Reflection on Time

 

One of the shortest, yet most powerful chapters in the Qurʾān states By time, verily man is in loss, except those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and […]

By |September 24th, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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    Hajj Reflections: God’s Invitation

    by Habeeba Husain There are not many words that can accurately describe the feelings a Muslim experiences when traveling to the holy land of Makkah, home to the mosque known as Masjid al-Haram that contains the Kaba. One can attempt to label it as surreal, amazing, life-changing, breathtaking—but these words simply cannot encompass the entirety […]

Hajj Reflections: God’s Invitation

by Habeeba Husain

There are not many words that can accurately describe the feelings a Muslim experiences when traveling to the holy land of Makkah, home to the mosque known as Masjid al-Haram that contains the […]

By |September 24th, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Reflections on Natural Disasters

I am writing this article from my home in Florida with the wind and rain of hurricane Irma pounding on our windows and doors. The existence of natural disasters might lead one to ask why […]

By |September 11th, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments
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    The Nature of Jesus

    For Christians, the word of God became a human being who also has words. The problem of the uncreatedness of the Quran is also a problem in Christianity; if Jesus is God and he uttered words, are his words the word of God? If so are they crated or uncreated? When they are written in […]

The Nature of Jesus

For Christians, the word of God became a human being who also has words. The problem of the uncreatedness of the Quran is also a problem in Christianity; if Jesus is God and he uttered […]

By |September 6th, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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    The Nature of this World

    Life is full on ups and downs. The nature of this life is that it is temporary. Fleetingness is imbedded in the every aspect of life. Every second and every minute, whatever we love or hate is leaving us. Whether it be an individual, status, position, wealth, health, job, or even our lives, every second […]

The Nature of this World

Life is full on ups and downs. The nature of this life is that it is temporary. Fleetingness is imbedded in the every aspect of life. Every second and every minute, whatever we love or […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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    Not Just Prayer

    by Habeeba Husain I attended a lecture in the month of Ramadan a few years ago, and the speaker mentioned Muslims are supposed to remember God often. He explained “often” meant the majority of the day. While Muslims pray five times a day already, their remembrance of God does not and should not end with […]

Not Just Prayer

by Habeeba Husain

I attended a lecture in the month of Ramadan a few years ago, and the speaker mentioned Muslims are supposed to remember God often. He explained “often” meant the majority of the day. […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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    The Spiritual Journey of Hajj

    Hajj is a physical journey to the city of Mecca, but it is primarily for spiritual reasons. When one begins the journey to Mecca, they leave all worldly things behind them. As they get closer to Mecca they enter a state of ihrām. This consists of wearing only two white pieces of cloth and removing […]

The Spiritual Journey of Hajj

Hajj is a physical journey to the city of Mecca, but it is primarily for spiritual reasons. When one begins the journey to Mecca, they leave all worldly things behind them. As they get closer […]

By |August 20th, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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    The Journey of Hajj

    by Habeeba Husain Many people have heard of the Five Pillars of Islam, a simple breakdown of the main obligations for a Muslim. Open any basic book to learn about this religion, and most certainly, you will find these five pillars. After the testament of faith, prayer, fasting, and charity, the fifth pillar is pilgrimage, […]

The Journey of Hajj

by Habeeba Husain

Many people have heard of the Five Pillars of Islam, a simple breakdown of the main obligations for a Muslim. Open any basic book to learn about this religion, and most certainly, you […]

By |August 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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    My Jihad

    by Habeeba Husain When looking up common misconceptions about Islam, “jihad” is most certainly on the list. The Arabic word jihad is often used as a substitute for “holy war” with images of breaking news broadcasts and capitalized red alerts coming into mind. Despite how widely this depiction of jihad has been propagated across the […]

My Jihad

by Habeeba Husain

When looking up common misconceptions about Islam, “jihad” is most certainly on the list. The Arabic word jihad is often used as a substitute for “holy war” with images of breaking news broadcasts […]

By |August 12th, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Studies Show Qurʾān Reduces Stress and Anxiety

For Muslims, the Qurʾān has always been a means to help reduce stress and anxiety. The Qurʾān describes itself as a remedy for ailments that are in the heart. O mankind! There has come to […]