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Dr. Irshad Altheimer

Dr. Irshad Altheimer is a professor of criminal justice at Rochester Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Washington State University. Originally from Tacoma, Washington; he accepted Islam in December of 2000. Since accepting Islam, he has been actively involved in the Muslim community. He currently resides in Rochester, New York with his wife and two children.

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Tips to Develop Ithar (Selflessness)

Tips to Develop Ithar (Selflessness)

Itahr, or selflessness, is one of the noble qualities emphasized in Islam. One who is selfless places concern for others above concern for himself. The selfless person is generous with his time and freely lends aid and support to others. The opposite of selflessness is selfishness, which involves being concerned with one’s own well-being without regard for the …

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Islam and Civic Engagement

Islam and Civic Engagement

For Muslims living in the West, questions concerning civic engagement with the broader society abound. Should we engage? If so, how should we engage? And what should be the basis of our engagement? Fortunately for us, Allah the Exalted has not left us without guidance on this issue. A careful examination of the Qur’an and Sunnah …

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