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    Nabra Was Chosen

    by Habeeba Husain Our hearts are heavy in these last days of Ramadan. The Muslim community lost a young, beautiful soul, 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen from Virginia some days ago. After completing the pre-dawn meal with her friends, she was on her way back to the mosque when a man took it upon himself to abduct […]

Nabra Was Chosen

by Habeeba Husain

Our hearts are heavy in these last days of Ramadan. The Muslim community lost a young, beautiful soul, 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen from Virginia some days ago. After completing the pre-dawn meal with her […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Turning the Other Cheek or An Eye for an Eye?

Turning the other cheek is a doctrine in Christianity that refers to not taking revenge for injury or wrong doing. This doctrine is a point of pride for Christians. We find the following verses in […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article, Islam|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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    The Night Prayer Experience

    by Habeeba Husain One of my earliest memories of Ramadan is going with my family to the prayer space across the street from my house to participate in special prayers that take place during Ramadan nights called Taraweeh. As a seven-year-old, I would squeeze in between the taller women next to me and try to […]

The Night Prayer Experience

by Habeeba Husain

One of my earliest memories of Ramadan is going with my family to the prayer space across the street from my house to participate in special prayers that take place during Ramadan nights […]

By |June 17th, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments
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    The Place of Parents

    by Habeeba Husain I call my parents Mummy and Baba. They are two people in my life I wish I gave more honor and appreciation to growing up. It is true what people say—you do not know what you have until it is gone. Thankfully, I still have both of my parents, even though seeing […]

The Place of Parents

by Habeeba Husain

I call my parents Mummy and Baba. They are two people in my life I wish I gave more honor and appreciation to growing up. It is true what people say—you do not […]

By |June 13th, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments
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    Ramadan: High-Intensity Spiritual Training

    Two years ago, I decided to join CrossFit. For those who are unfamiliar CrossFit is a high-intensity workout program that incorporates various sports and exercises. In my local CrossFit, our workouts tend to be either AMRAP’s or for time. An AMRAP stands for “as many rounds as possible,” essentially you have a designated amount of time […]

Ramadan: High-Intensity Spiritual Training

Two years ago, I decided to join CrossFit. For those who are unfamiliar CrossFit is a high-intensity workout program that incorporates various sports and exercises. In my local CrossFit, our workouts tend to be either […]

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    God or a Chocolate Chip Cookie?

    With the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset. This is a requirement for all Muslim adults who are physically able. Nevertheless, many excited children fast for part of the day. A few days ago, my eight-year-old daughter was practicing fasting. I told her that when she feels really hungry she can break […]

God or a Chocolate Chip Cookie?

With the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset. This is a requirement for all Muslim adults who are physically able. Nevertheless, many excited children fast for part of the day. A few […]

By |June 6th, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Allah is My Best Friend and Yours

Habeeba Husain

In one of my final weeks teaching at a local Sunday School, a previous student’s parent came into my classroom. She gave a gift and words of advice as my upcoming wedding was a […]

By |June 6th, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments
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    A Real Ramadan

    Habeeba Husain Another Ramadan is upon the Muslims of the world. This is a month many Muslims look forward to so they can recharge their spiritual selves. Giving up food, drink, and marital intimacy during the daylight hours—which are all completely permissible in any other month—is a way to show complete submission to God. But […]

A Real Ramadan

Habeeba Husain

Another Ramadan is upon the Muslims of the world. This is a month many Muslims look forward to so they can recharge their spiritual selves. Giving up food, drink, and marital intimacy during the […]

By |May 28th, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments
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    Ramadan: A Celebration of the Quran

    The month of Ramadan is in which the Qur’an was revealed as a guidance for mankind, clear proofs giving guidance, and the Criterion (for distinguishing right and wrong). So, whoever of you witnesses this month, let him fast it. (Q. 2:185) The month of Ramadan is the when the Qurʾān was first revealed. Ramadan is a […]

Ramadan: A Celebration of the Quran

The month of Ramadan is in which the Qur’an was revealed as a guidance for mankind, clear proofs giving guidance, and the Criterion (for distinguishing right and wrong). So, whoever of you witnesses this month, […]

By |May 25th, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments
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    Do Not Be Afraid To Read

    Habeeba Husain I used to go to Sunday School when I was little, a childhood experience to which many Muslims can relate. We would learn short chapters from the Quran, lessons about the Prophets, supplications, and other tidbits of knowledge about Islam. At one Sunday School graduation, (think: end of the year party. You were […]

Do Not Be Afraid To Read

Habeeba Husain

I used to go to Sunday School when I was little, a childhood experience to which many Muslims can relate. We would learn short chapters from the Quran, lessons about the Prophets, supplications, and […]

By |May 25th, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments
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    What is it Like Wearing Hijab

    Habeeba Husain Before delving into this topic, one must understand every Muslim woman will answer the question, “What is it like wearing hijab?” differently. Muslim women are certainly not monolithic, and people’s experiences vary greatly due to a number of factors including location, age, background, and much more. That being said, this is my experience […]

What is it Like Wearing Hijab

Habeeba Husain

Before delving into this topic, one must understand every Muslim woman will answer the question, “What is it like wearing hijab?” differently. Muslim women are certainly not monolithic, and people’s experiences vary greatly due […]

By |May 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments
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    The Spirituality of Fasting

    The Sweet Taste of Hunger: The Spirituality of Fasting Ramadan is a special month for Muslims throughout the world. It is a time where Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset in hopes of becoming closer to God. Fasting is one of the pillars of Islam. We are constantly bombarded with images and messages that invite […]

The Spirituality of Fasting

The Sweet Taste of Hunger: The Spirituality of Fasting

Ramadan is a special month for Muslims throughout the world. It is a time where Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset in hopes of becoming closer to […]

By |May 13th, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments
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    Between Hope and Fear

    Habeeba Husain Much of Islam is about balance and moderation, that ever-so-famous middle road. To know Islam endorses this is a very comforting thought. It’s especially important to keep this aspect of the religion in mind when coming upon verses about fearing and keeping hope in Allah. One particular scene of the Hereafter that always […]

Between Hope and Fear

Habeeba Husain

Much of Islam is about balance and moderation, that ever-so-famous middle road. To know Islam endorses this is a very comforting thought. It’s especially important to keep this aspect of the religion in mind […]

By |May 13th, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments
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    The Qurʾān’s Challenge

    Muslims believe the Qurʾān to be God’s words revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. The Qurʾān’s divine origin accounts for the reverence Muslims have for the holy book. When recited the Qurʾān is a powerful and compelling communication of God’s words. The Qurʾān is rhythmic, but not poetry. It has prose, but […]

The Qurʾān’s Challenge

Muslims believe the Qurʾān to be God’s words revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. The Qurʾān’s divine origin accounts for the reverence Muslims have for the holy book. When recited the Qurʾān […]

By |May 9th, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments
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    Justice in Islam

    The world is full of injustices. Mass killings, theft, murder, rape, economic injustice and cheating are constant themes on the daily news. When an injustice is committed, it does not only impact one person, but often all of society. When a home is robbed, it removes the feeling of security from the entire neighborhood. When […]

Justice in Islam

The world is full of injustices. Mass killings, theft, murder, rape, economic injustice and cheating are constant themes on the daily news. When an injustice is committed, it does not only impact one person, but […]

By |April 23rd, 2017|Categories: Articles of Faith, Home Article|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments