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Stories of Converts With Their Mothers

I couldn’t help but think how this love Mary had for her mother was so pure and inspiring. I couldn’t help but think how if we all incorporated even a little of this mercy we would all be better off. And I learned that love, mercy, and respect- for mothers…

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New Muslim: May I Celebrate Thanksgiving With My Family?

Short Answer: Of course you can, and it’s good! Contrary to what some far-flung scholars who have little to no understanding of affairs in America say, Thanksgiving is not a religious holiday, but a cultural one, and one in which people in North America, from all faith backgrounds, participate. It’s about keeping family ties strong, enjoying delicious food …

Why Do we Celebrate Eid?

Why Do We Celebrate Eid?

We’re celebrating because in this month we have been working to rectify ourselves and individuals and the rectified individual is the first step solution to all of the world’s problems. We are also celebrating because there is a continued blessing upon us…

6 Things That Make Friday (Jumu'ah) Special

6 Things That Make Friday (Jumu'ah) Special

Allah has made two days in the year our official festive days – Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. But we often neglect a third, and more frequently occurring, festive day– the Day of Jumu‘ah. Here are some of the reasons why this day is so special.

What Do People Really Celebrate on Christmas?

What Do People Really Celebrate on Christmas?

I often used to wonder, when even still a Christian, seeing those vast crowds in London’s Oxford Street a few days before Christmas, just what all those people were buying gifts for. In the run-up to Christmas itself, shops stay open longer so that shoppers can have more time to fill the Christmas stockings.

Happy Holidays!

If we celebrate Christmas with our families, what are we actually celebrating? What is our intention? If we know in our hearts that we are not celebrating the religious side of the feast, perhaps even declaring this in our own du`aa’ on the morning of Christmas itself to reassure our newfound faith…


Health Benefits of Yogurt for Eid

Yogurt is a popular food in different cultures in spite of vegan controversies raised about it. Fortunately, though, this controversy only pertains to commercially produced cow milk and milk products. As one of the oldest foods known to man, yogurt is a product of pure milk. Indeed, “We give you to drink of what is …

7 Ways to Share Eid Joy with New Muslims

Ask new Muslims to join you on your Eid outing. You can even give a New Muslim a gift. It doesn’t have to be anything big, but in the case of the new Muslim, the thought is what counts. Since new Muslims often feel left out of Eid, a gift on Eid will mean a lot.

A Day of Celebration

A Day of Celebration - Memories of My First Eid

I left home in what seemed the middle of the night and took the underground train to Baker Street, the closest station to Regent’s Park. I had been told that Muslims dress in their best clothes for the `Eid Prayers, so I had put on a suit and tie and polished my shoes until I could see my face in them.

New Muslims: Why Celebrate Eid?

Eid is a group celebration. Celebrating as a group bestows a sense of belonging, something crucial to feeling fulfilled. Many converts feel isolated from their community and refuse to even attend Eid prayer, citing that a lot of born Muslims are guarded when it comes to converts.

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