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Virgin Mary

The Virgin Mary & Baby Jesus – A Unique Bond

Birthdays are a common celebration in all groups of people. Whilst many of us don’t celebrate them, I have often wondered (sarcastically) why the child is showered with gifts and congratulations. I know only too well what a mother goes through whilst delivering a child, so if anyone should be showered with gifts every year, …



Why Does My Daughter Hate Her Hijab?

“Oh, God.” These were the words of one young girl when asked how she feels about the hijab. At the tender age of 15, she is fighting the uphill struggle most teenage girls face; her parents want her to wear the hijab and she doesn’t. It is the common battle of wills between teen girl …



I’tikaf Through Woman’s Eyes

When the last 10 nights of Ramadan approach, Muslim men around the world prepare for I’tikaf – a time of seclusion, prayer and meditation in the masjid. It is a truly blessed time that any Muslim would be honored to participate in. Separation from worldly stresses and distractions to focus solely upon Allah; who could …


Standing Rock

Why Standing Rock Is a Muslim Issue?

“And We have made from water every living thing.”  [Al-Anbiya: 30] #IStandWithStandingRock #NoDAPL #MniWiconi What do all these hashtags mean? It is difficult to browse social media these days without coming across a reference to the Standing Rock Reservation and the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). But what is actually happening? Why should we, as Muslims, …


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