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    Within The Sheltering Peace

    By Tasleem K. Griffin Sexual Politics Imagine this scenario, for it is real: two antagonists locked in a grim power struggle. And another: two or more other competitors, rivals in a race for high stakes, a race to determine the course of their entire life. At the race’s end, prizes include compliments, telling glances, and First […]

Within The Sheltering Peace

By Tasleem K. Griffin
Sexual Politics

Imagine this scenario, for it is real: two antagonists locked in a grim power struggle. And another: two or more other competitors, rivals in a race for high stakes, a race to determine the course of their entire life. At the race’s end, prizes include compliments, telling glances, and First Prize, […]

By |March 30th, 2015|Gender Relations, Social Ties|0 Comments
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    Islam & Domestic Violence

    “The most perfect of believers in belief is the best of them in character. The best of you are those who are the best to their women.” Domestic violence against women remains a major concern in today’s society. The problem is so severe that it affects people from all ways of life regardless of socio-ecomomic […]

Islam & Domestic Violence

“The most perfect of believers in belief is the best of them in character. The best of you are those who are the best to their women.”

Domestic violence against women remains a major concern in today’s society. The problem is so severe that it affects people from all ways of life regardless of socio-ecomomic status, […]

By |March 20th, 2015|Family, Social Ties, Society|12 Comments
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    Islam & Domestic Violence

    “The most perfect of believers in belief is the best of them in character. The best of you are those who are the best to their women.” Domestic violence against women remains a major concern in today’s society. The problem is so severe that it affects people from all ways of life regardless of socio-ecomomic […]

Islam & Domestic Violence

“The most perfect of believers in belief is the best of them in character. The best of you are those who are the best to their women.”

Domestic violence against women remains a major concern in today’s society. The problem is so severe that it affects people from all ways of life regardless of socio-ecomomic status, […]

By |March 20th, 2015|Family, Social Ties, Society|12 Comments
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    Marriage in Islam

    “And among His signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in peace and tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts): Verily in that are signs for those who reflect” (Quran 30:21). “O Humans revere your Guardian Lord, Who created you […]

Marriage in Islam

“And among His signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in peace and tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts): Verily in that are signs for those who reflect” (Quran 30:21).

“O Humans revere your Guardian Lord, Who created you from […]

By |March 5th, 2015|Family, Social Ties, Society|10 Comments

Reflections on Black History Month

By Zaid Shakir
Black History Month should be of interest to every Muslim, especially in America. It is estimated that upwards to 20 percent of the Africans enslaved in the Americas were Muslim. In some areas, such as the coast of the Carolinas, Georgia, and parts of Virginia, the percentages of Muslims in the slave population […]

By |March 1st, 2015|Africa, Muslim World, North America, Social Ties, Society|Comments Off on Reflections on Black History Month
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    Towards Purification

    For Abdullah Alvarez, Ramadan is a time of intense focus on Islam. He tries to spend as much time at the mosque as possible, reciting Quran and attending any study circle. One of the things which helped him last Ramadan was to create a schedule around the 99 names of God. He chose three names […]

Towards Purification

For Abdullah Alvarez, Ramadan is a time of intense focus on Islam. He tries to spend as much time at the mosque as possible, reciting Quran and attending any study circle.

One of the things which helped him last Ramadan was to create a schedule around the 99 names of God. He chose three names per […]

By |February 15th, 2015|Fasting, On Faith, Social Ties|0 Comments
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    The Importance of Parents

    By Nageen Khan When asked about the people who taught us the most, who were there for us through hardships, who laughed with us during the good times, who put up with us on our off days, most of us think immediately of our parents. And it is true: our parents are the ones who […]

The Importance of Parents

By Nageen Khan
When asked about the people who taught us the most, who were there for us through hardships, who laughed with us during the good times, who put up with us on our off days, most of us think immediately of our parents. And it is true: our parents are the ones who have […]

By |February 15th, 2015|Family, Social Ties|10 Comments
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    Islamic Finance

    By Saulat Pervez Muslims often try to explain that Islam is more than a religion. They contend that Islam is actually a ‘way of life,’ with the Quran and the life traditions of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) providing a blueprint for daily life. From marriage and family life to lawful food and drink, from modesty […]

Islamic Finance

By Saulat Pervez

Muslims often try to explain that Islam is more than a religion. They contend that Islam is actually a ‘way of life,’ with the Quran and the life traditions of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) providing a blueprint for daily life. From marriage and family life to lawful food and drink, from modesty in […]

By |February 5th, 2015|Social Ties, Society|2 Comments
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    Spiritual Awakening

    By Mahbubur Rahman Leading lives fully conscious of God We, human beings, of past, present and future, are in absolute need of Divine grace and the opportunity to earn His pleasure. Our human power — no matter how great — can’t give us immortality and eternal bliss. With or without our consent, we are heading […]

Spiritual Awakening

By Mahbubur Rahman
Leading lives fully conscious of God
We, human beings, of past, present and future, are in absolute need of Divine grace and the opportunity to earn His pleasure. Our human power — no matter how great — can’t give us immortality and eternal bliss. With or without our consent, we are heading to the […]

By |January 24th, 2015|Character, Social Ties|0 Comments
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    Environment and Islam

    Climate Change: A Call for Personal Changes By Imam Shabir Ally The reality of climate change calls for a re-evaluation of our actions and a redirection of our energies towards the reduction or possible reversal of the looming environmental crisis. Religious leaders are challenged to look into their traditions for any inspiration that could guide […]

Environment and Islam

Climate Change: A Call for Personal Changes

By Imam Shabir Ally
The reality of climate change calls for a re-evaluation of our actions and a redirection of our energies towards the reduction or possible reversal of the looming environmental crisis. Religious leaders are challenged to look into their traditions for any inspiration that could guide us towards […]

By |January 15th, 2015|Social Ties|6 Comments