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+00:00May 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Do Not Be Afraid To Read

Habeeba Husain I used to go to Sunday School when I was little, a childhood experience to which many Muslims can relate. We would learn short chapters from the Quran, lessons about the Prophets, supplications, and other tidbits of knowledge about Islam. At one Sunday School graduation, (think: end of [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:44+00:00May 25th, 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|
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