Who knew that Mahmoud could be spelt so many ways in sign language? I was learning the names of the hearing-impaired boys as we drove to Masjid Aisha, Masjid at-Tan`eem, which lies on the outskirts of the Holy City of Makkah.More
Before accepting Islam, I read that, ’Muslims pray to a stone in the desert.’ I remember thinking how strange and pagan-like that made their faith.
The truth is both very different and subtly different.
This is the third year of Islamic Help’s annual Umrah For Orphans project. I will be alongside the children and the widowed mothers, many of whom despite hardships and managing large families alone, have also memorized the Holy Qur’an, every step of the way.More
Recently featured in the BBC documentary ‘Muslims Like Us,’ Nabil Abdulrashid, an award winning comedian, is also a loud voice in the ongoing storm over a BBC2 sketch called ‘Real Housewives of ISIS.’More
So, at the end of a bleak year globally, let’s take a moment to throw off the winter blues and enjoy Aboutislam’s 2016 Awards. We’ve chosen individuals and groups whose stories of courage, their ability to overcome adversity and whose generosity, gave us some much needed rays of sunshine this year.More