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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 with parents, children, animals, the home, wealth, health, and the list continues on. It follows then, that being a good Muslim requires a lot more than praying on time or fasting in Ramadan. Among other things, being a good Muslim means upholding the rights of […]

By |October 16th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |
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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 I will eat. With Islamic dietary restrictions, finding a restaurant to dine in that will cater to my needs can become a challenge. Recently, I traveled to San Diego. It was my first time in California and the West Coast in general. People tell you […]

By |October 9th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |
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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 from war in Syria, specifically from targeted areas by the regime, the Jordanian government registers them as refugees. When they establish a tent in Al-Zaatari Camp in Al-Mafraq, one of the largest refugee camps, the refugees discover the difficult living condition and may decide to […]

By |October 4th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |
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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 States experiences. Autumn was my favorite of the four—as the green leaves slowly transformed to red, yellow, brown, and orange.

It is now that time of year again. Sweaters are back in my closet, pumpkin spice flavored products line the shelves at the store, and the […]

By |October 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , |

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 to infiltrate Western society and force their foreign way of life on others. Little do they know of the horrors and calamities that these individuals have endured for several years, most of whom are only seeking a temporary safe haven for themselves and their families […]

By |September 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |
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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 advised each other to patience (Qurʾān 103:1-3). Indeed, time is a precious commodity that cannot be brought back once it leaves. Time is the human’s capital that he can invest wisely or lose. In several parts of the Qurʾān God depicts this world as a […]

By |September 24th, 2017|Tags: , , |
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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 Kaba. One can attempt to label it as surreal, amazing, life-changing, breathtaking—but these words simply cannot encompass the entirety of what a Muslim feels when seeing the Kaba for the first time.

After long flights and bus rides riddled with unexplained waiting periods and crowds as […]

By |September 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 God would allow such things to happen. While there is no single direct answer, I do know that God is All-Wise and All-Knowing. The fact that we may not know the wisdom behind something does not mean that wisdom does not exist. One might likewise […]

By |September 11th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |
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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 words, are his words the word of God? If so are they crated or uncreated? When they are written in the pages of the new testament are these pages created or uncreated? Nevertheless the Qurʾān as the word of God is much different than the […]

By |September 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |
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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 hate is leaving us. Whether it be an individual, status, position, wealth, health, job, or even our lives, every second a portion of it is departing never to return. This world is repelling us away from her; whenever we fall in love with her she […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , , , |