A Real Ramadan

Habeeba Husain Another Ramadan is upon the Muslims of the world. This is a month many Muslims look forward to so they can recharge their spiritual selves. Giving up food, drink, and marital intimacy during the daylight hours—which are all completely permissible in any other month—is a way to show [...]

2017-12-15T22:19:03+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

What is it Like Wearing Hijab

Habeeba Husain Before delving into this topic, one must understand every Muslim woman will answer the question, “What is it like wearing hijab?” differently. Muslim women are certainly not monolithic, and people’s experiences vary greatly due to a number of factors including location, age, background, and much more. That being [...]

2017-12-19T18:10:51+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Spirituality of Fasting

The Sweet Taste of Hunger: The Spirituality of Fasting Ramadan is a special month for Muslims throughout the world. It is a time where Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset in hopes of becoming closer to God. Fasting is one of the pillars of Islam. We are constantly bombarded with [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:45+00:00 May 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Between Hope and Fear

Habeeba Husain Much of Islam is about balance and moderation, that ever-so-famous middle road. To know Islam endorses this is a very comforting thought. It’s especially important to keep this aspect of the religion in mind when coming upon verses about fearing and keeping hope in Allah. One particular scene [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:45+00:00 May 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Qurʾān’s Challenge

Muslims believe the Qurʾān to be God’s words revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. The Qurʾān’s divine origin accounts for the reverence Muslims have for the holy book. When recited the Qurʾān is a powerful and compelling communication of God’s words. The Qurʾān is rhythmic, but not [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:45+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Justice in Islam

The world is full of injustices. Mass killings, theft, murder, rape, economic injustice and cheating are constant themes on the daily news. When an injustice is committed, it does not only impact one person, but often all of society. When a home is robbed, it removes the feeling of security [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:45+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

First Impressions: Al-Raḥmān

First impressions are the most important because they are almost impossible to remove or undo. They set the tone for the rest of the relationship. Therefore, everyone strives to make a good impression on the first day of work, school, or when meeting someone important. As an educator, the impression [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:45+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Is Jesus Divine

The Qurʾān makes this clear in the following verse, Christ the son of Mary was no more than a messenger; many were the messengers that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They had both to eat their (daily) food. See how Allah makes His signs [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:45+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Chasing a Mirage

Each day you wake up and strive to achieve a level of happiness. But what exactly are you looking for? What is it that you seek that will ultimately give you a sense of satisfaction? Is it money, relationships, status, or a particular accomplishment? What is it about your current [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:45+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|
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