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    Islamic Shariah

    By Saulat Pervez When the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, first began to receive revelations from God in 610 A.D., little did he know that they were the foundational stones for the formation of a future state to be refined piecemeal over the next 23 years. Complete with divinely-ordained laws, a blueprint for societal […]

Islamic Shariah

By Saulat Pervez
When the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, first began to receive revelations from God in 610 A.D., little did he know that they were the foundational stones for the formation of a future state to be refined piecemeal over the next 23 years. Complete with divinely-ordained laws, a blueprint for societal balance, […]

By |October 25th, 2014|North America, Shariah, Social Ties, Society|24 Comments
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    Becoming Spiritually Punctual

    by Daliah Merzaban Praying the five daily prayers on time Before I genuinely began to cultivate and nurture my relationship with God, I regarded the five daily prayers that Islam enjoins on believers as laborious. It seemed impractical to expect that I would be able to stop what I was doing during my busy work schedule […]

Becoming Spiritually Punctual

by Daliah Merzaban
Praying the five daily prayers on time
Before I genuinely began to cultivate and nurture my relationship with God, I regarded the five daily prayers that Islam enjoins on believers as laborious. It seemed impractical to expect that I would be able to stop what I was doing during my busy work schedule to take […]

By |October 19th, 2014|On Faith, Prayer|0 Comments
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    Shura: A Social Approach to Consultation

    By Lamya Hamad Shura, or consultation, embraces every facet of life and is easily adaptable to a variety of different situations. In Islam, it is encouraged not only in the political realm but on a social scale as well, involving families and professional entities. The Quran mentions shura when it refers to those “who (conduct) […]

Shura: A Social Approach to Consultation

By Lamya Hamad
Shura, or consultation, embraces every facet of life and is easily adaptable to a variety of different situations. In Islam, it is encouraged not only in the political realm but on a social scale as well, involving families and professional entities. The Quran mentions shura when it refers to those “who (conduct) their […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Social Ties, Society|0 Comments

Women's Rights and Driving under Shariah (video)

By |October 1st, 2014|Gender Relations, Social Ties, Society|0 Comments

Why are millions going to Makkah?

877-Why-Islam presents a brief talk given by Mubinul Kathrada at an interfaith luncheon hosted by Zubaida Foundation.

Hajj, or the Pilgrimage, is the last among those acts of Worship, which Islam enjoins upon its followers. Like Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving, it mounds their life and prepares them so that they may live in surrender to Allah […]

By |September 29th, 2014|Abraham (Peace Be Upon Him), On Faith, Pilgrimage|1 Comment
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    A Time to Unite and Heal as a Nation

    Talat G. Hamdani, Mother of Mohammad Salman Hamdani NYPD Cadet, EMT, WTC II Supporter of 9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows Muslim Americans have carried the cross since September 11, 2001. Time has come to take it off. My son, Mohammad Salman Hamdani, 23, was a first responder, an NYPD Cadet who was killed that day at […]

A Time to Unite and Heal as a Nation

Talat G. Hamdani, Mother of Mohammad Salman Hamdani
NYPD Cadet, EMT, WTC II
Supporter of 9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

Muslim Americans have carried the cross since September 11, 2001. Time has come to take it off. My son, Mohammad Salman Hamdani, 23, was a first responder, an NYPD Cadet who was killed that day at WTC while trying […]

By |September 11th, 2014|9-11, Muslim Heritage|2 Comments
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    Bridges of Understanding: Post 9/11

    The backlash on Islam and Muslims in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 compelled many Muslims to speak out about Islam. Since then, this trend has sustained itself as Muslims continue to engage themselves with local and national organizations, etching out a niche for themselves in the American narrative. Here are some ways in which Muslims […]

Bridges of Understanding: Post 9/11

The backlash on Islam and Muslims in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 compelled many Muslims to speak out about Islam. Since then, this trend has sustained itself as Muslims continue to engage themselves with local and national organizations, etching out a niche for themselves in the American narrative.

Here are some ways in which Muslims have […]

By |September 11th, 2014|9-11, Common Ground|2 Comments
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    From Protection to Contribution: Post 9/11

    The tragedy of 9/11 transformed the Muslim American community in many ways. Muslims learned to communicate with the media, to defend Islam in the face of sweeping generalizations, and to develop alliances across religious lines. At the same time, Muslims underwent internal change as well: for too long, they had focused on themselves and their […]

From Protection to Contribution: Post 9/11

The tragedy of 9/11 transformed the Muslim American community in many ways. Muslims learned to communicate with the media, to defend Islam in the face of sweeping generalizations, and to develop alliances across religious lines. At the same time, Muslims underwent internal change as well: for too long, they had focused on themselves and their […]

By |September 11th, 2014|9-11, Social Ties|0 Comments
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    Remembering 9/11 Today

    By Saulat Pervez September 11, 2001, changed everything. We who had led carefree lives centering on our individual routines, blissfully uninformed about international events or the politics of far-flung places, were caught unawares. A stunned nation watched with horror, filled with hurt and anger. Grief engulfed our hearts, questions pricked our minds, and suspicions lurked […]

Remembering 9/11 Today

By Saulat Pervez
September 11, 2001, changed everything. We who had led carefree lives centering on our individual routines, blissfully uninformed about international events or the politics of far-flung places, were caught unawares. A stunned nation watched with horror, filled with hurt and anger. Grief engulfed our hearts, questions pricked our minds, and suspicions lurked in […]

By |September 11th, 2014|9-11, On Faith|3 Comments
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    Shura: Islamic Approach to Decision-Making

    By Lamya Hamad   The onset of 2011 witnessed an unexpected wave of protests that swept through the Middle East. Citizens struggled to topple authoritarian and tyrannical governments that had trampled on their rights for decades. The domino effect that ensued after the first protests in Tunis caught the world by surprise. The desire for […]

Shura: Islamic Approach to Decision-Making

By Lamya Hamad
 

The onset of 2011 witnessed an unexpected wave of protests that swept through the Middle East. Citizens struggled to topple authoritarian and tyrannical governments that had trampled on their rights for decades.

The domino effect that ensued after the first protests in Tunis caught the world by surprise. The desire for democracy and justice […]

By |August 31st, 2014|Social Ties|2 Comments
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