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Muslim Members of Congress Host Historic Ramadan Iftar

Muslim members of the Congress hosted Monday a first-ever Ramadan iftar at the US Capitol, one week after Donald Trump held one at the White House without any Muslim Americans, HuffPost reported. “It’s important to take a moment to recognize how historic this iftar is,” Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) said in a statement. “This event lifts …

10 Things Ramadan Taught Me about New Muslims

10 Things Ramadan Taught Me about New Muslims

I look forward to Ramadan like most Muslims. I worry about being prepared, but I also realize we can never fully prepare for anything, especially something as important as our duties and obligations to Allah. I understand that whilst I try my best, only Allah knows if my deeds, actions and prayers will be accepted. …

UC Berkeley Hosts First Ever Ramadan Iftar

The University of California hosted on Tuesday its first-ever Ramadan iftar meal for all students to celebrate the diverse and vibrant Muslim community as well as to build fellowship with the entire campus, Berkeley News reported. “We really wanted this to be a campus-wide event with people from all different backgrounds attending,” Imran Khan, an …

Community Events for North American Muslims to Enjoy this Ramadan

Going out and being among our community is one of the many great things about Ramadan. North American Muslims are known for their stellar Ramadan organizing and generosity. There are innumerable events across the continent that serve the needs of socializing, creating family memories, giving-charity and giving-dawah as well. Here are just some of the …

Compassionate Communication in Mosques and Marriages - ICNA 2019

Compassionate communication is essential in Muslim spaces, especially in the places of worship and marriages. During the ICNA 2019 convention’s “Relationship Optimization” session, Sh. Saad Tasleem talked about the critical role of positive interpersonal communication in masjids. Communication in Masjids Almost half of US Muslims surveyed said they attended the masjid once a week or …

Being a Muslimah Convert in the West

Being a Muslim woman in the West at this moment in time is such a strange, dangerous, and amazing thing. On one hand, we have so many freedoms and opportunities to spread out in our spirituality and practice our faith. But on the other hand, we feel fettered by societal norms that contradict our Islam, …

Why America Needs Ramadan Lifestyle

Why America Needs Ramadan Lifestyle

I think it is about time that American Muslims  and Muslim minorities in general flip the script and change the narrative about our values, religion, and existence in the western hemisphere. It’s about time that we stop being apologetic and defensive, but in return highlight why the world cannot function well without us and without …

Islamophobia & the Modern Psychological Battle of Badr

Islamophobia & the Modern Psychological Battle of Badr

Throughout history, Muslims have lived in oppressive and discriminatory conditions at one time or another. In the early days of Islam and the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), Muslims were mostly taunted and discriminated against and often the target of harassment. However, when Muslims were forced to engage in their first battle, the battle of Badr, many …

How to Respond Appropriately to Islamophobia?

How to Respond Appropriately to Islamophobia?

Building on what was addressed the last time in terms of acceptance of differences as a means to increase dialogue and overcome boundaries in integration, this article will focus specifically on dealing directly with Islamophobia and strategies we can use to cope with this. Discrimination, namely Islamophobia in this case, can been exhibited in many …

Pennsylvania Gets Its First Female Muslim State Rep

PHILADELPHIA – Movita Johnson-Harrell made history on Tuesday night, March 12, after winning the contested special election for the 190th District seat, becoming the first Muslim woman to be elected as a state representative in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Magazine reported. “I’m running because I care about my community — I don’t need a job,” Johnson-Harrell told …



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