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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 to Mecca they enter a state of ihrām. This consists of wearing only two white pieces of cloth and removing […]

By |August 20th, 2017|Articles of Faith, Home Article|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 will find these five pillars. After the testament of faith, prayer, fasting, and charity, the fifth pillar is pilgrimage, or […]

By |August 16th, 2017|Articles of Faith, Home Article|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 and capitalized red alerts coming into mind. Despite how widely this depiction of jihad has been propagated across the world […]

By |August 12th, 2017|Articles of Faith, Home Article|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 you instruction from your Lord and healing for what is in the breasts and guidance and mercy for the believers […]

By |August 7th, 2017|Articles of Faith, Home Article|0 Comments
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    Spiritual laziness

    Getting caught in the day to day rat race often leaves one feeling spiritually distant from God. The busyness of life and attachment to worldly things causes a lack of motivation to do good. Why should one pray, read Qurʾān, or learn more about God? In this article, I provide some tips to help motivate […]

Spiritual laziness

Getting caught in the day to day rat race often leaves one feeling spiritually distant from God. The busyness of life and attachment to worldly things causes a lack of motivation to do good. Why should one pray, read Qurʾān, or learn more about God? In this article, I provide some tips to help motivate […]

By |August 4th, 2017|Articles of Faith, Home Article|0 Comments
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    Faith in Times of Uncertainty

    by Dr Marwa Assar We as human are very uncomfortable with uncertainty.  God says in the Qur’an “Indeed, mankind was created anxious” (Qur’an, 70:19).  We like the world to be fully explained.  We like events and circumstances to be connected and explicable. We appreciate the “cause and effect” stories because it helps us feel more secure.   […]

Faith in Times of Uncertainty

by Dr Marwa Assar

We as human are very uncomfortable with uncertainty.  God says in the Qur’an “Indeed, mankind was created anxious” (Qur’an, 70:19).  We like the world to be fully explained.  We like events and circumstances to be connected and explicable. We appreciate the “cause and effect” stories because it helps us feel more secure.   If […]

By |August 2nd, 2017|Articles of Faith, Home Article|0 Comments
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    Muslims and Marriage

    by Habeeba Husain It was my freshman year of college when I was first asked, “Do you have a boyfriend?” A fellow freshman girl who shared two of my four classes raised the question during a conversation consisting of mostly small talk. I proceeded to answer her in the negative and explain how in my […]

Muslims and Marriage

by Habeeba Husain

It was my freshman year of college when I was first asked, “Do you have a boyfriend?” A fellow freshman girl who shared two of my four classes raised the question during a conversation consisting of mostly small talk. I proceeded to answer her in the negative and explain how in my family, […]

By |July 27th, 2017|Articles of Faith, Home Article|0 Comments
  • Does Islam Teach Hatred and Violence?
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    Does Islam Teach Hatred and Violence?

    Islam is often painted as being a religion of hatred and unrestricted violence. Donald Trump said “I think Islam hates us.”  Islam is not a person and therefore cannot hate. Furthermore, it is unclear who “us” is since Muslims are Americans as well. He was perhaps regurgitating the false notion that Islam teaches Muslims to […]

Does Islam Teach Hatred and Violence?

Islam is often painted as being a religion of hatred and unrestricted violence. Donald Trump said “I think Islam hates us.”  Islam is not a person and therefore cannot hate. Furthermore, it is unclear who “us” is since Muslims are Americans as well. He was perhaps regurgitating the false notion that Islam teaches Muslims to […]

By |July 10th, 2017|Articles of Faith, Home Article|0 Comments
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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 friends, she was on her way back to the mosque when a man took it upon himself to abduct her, […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|Articles of Faith, Home Article|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 the New Testament, But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|Articles of Faith, Home Article, Islam|0 Comments