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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 […]

By |October 16th, 2017|Articles of Faith, Home Article|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 I will eat. With Islamic dietary restrictions, finding a restaurant to dine in that will cater to my needs can […]

By |October 9th, 2017|Articles of Faith, Home Article|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 Kaba. One can attempt to label it as surreal, amazing, life-changing, breathtaking—but these words simply cannot encompass the entirety of […]

By |September 24th, 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
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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 called Taraweeh. As a seven-year-old, I would squeeze in between the taller women next to me and try to make […]

By |June 17th, 2017|Articles of Faith, Home Article|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 AMRAP’s or for time. An AMRAP stands for “as many rounds as possible,” essentially you have a designated amount of time […]

By |June 11th, 2017|Articles of Faith, Home Article|0 Comments
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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 days ago, my eight-year-old daughter was practicing fasting. I told her that when she feels really hungry she can break […]

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