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Reflections on Valentine’s Day

Reflections on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day as we know it in modern times is touted as a celebration of romantic love... But Valentine’s Day didn’t start out that way. The holiday's roots are in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration commemorated annually on February 15. Then, it became a feast day...

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Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air

Love is in the air. Or at least that's what advertisers want you to think this month. While it's nice to express your love often, Valentine's Day comes once a year to give you no choice. And for the owners of floral boutiques and chocolate shops, Feast comes in February...

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Caught in the Satanic Downward Spiral?

Caught in the Satanic Downward Spiral?

Imagine you’re on top of a mountain. Someone whispers, “Jump!” Of course you won’t listen. But imagine if the whisperer says, “There’s a large bag of gold coins just a few feet below you,” or “The person you love dearly is waiting for you a few feet below,” then you might be tempted to try to go down a little way...

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Rediscovering Muslim Identity in America

Rediscovering Muslim Identity in America

Our values are majority values. So, as citizens we have to come and speak about justice, we will be understood by anyone as we do speak for justice for all, justice for every one; man and woman, black and white. Anything which has to do with justice we are for it, against torture, extraordinary rendition, wrong laws against immigrants …all these are our struggles.

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Learning to Love the Scarf

Learning to Love the Scarf

One day, I went to the shop and she was alone, so I found the courage to ask her, “I’m sorry, could you teach me how to wear the headscarf?”. My question surprised her, she did not know I was a Muslim, but did not say anything. She closed the shop...

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Starting to Wear Hijab

Starting to Wear Hijab

When a woman wears hijab and behaves accordingly (modestly and with morality), she is a living, walking symbol of womanhood. It is as if she is saying that she is not available for anyone to leer at, that she has a mind and knows who she is and where she is going.

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What It’s Like Being A Hijabi in the US

What It’s Like Being A Hijabi in the US

One last look in the mirror, Theresa. Make sure you don’t have anything hanging out of your nose. Are your eyebrows trying to run wild on your forehead? ... I tell myself as I put my purse on my shoulder and lock the car door. I stand up straight and hold my gaze forward with as much self-respect...

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5 Reasons Why Allah Tests us with Hardship

5 Reasons Why Allah Tests us with Hardship

Suffering through hardship and adversity is a reminder for people who tend to take things for granted and forget all of God’s blessings. Despite all the blessings given to the human by God, the human being is unappreciative. A little reminder in the shape of hardship or adversity may hopefully do the job...

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