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Who Created God?

Question as Old as Time: Who Created God?

Who created God? Everything has a source or beginning. Who created the heavens and earth? What does time mean? What is the primary source of time and space? We all aspire to attain a deeper understanding of the universe and its beginning.  In short, we all want to know what the origin of everything is. Just when …

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 …

When to Stop Eating... Determining the Times of Fajr and Imsak

When to Stop Eating... Determining the Times of Fajr and Imsak

The following essay is an attempt to clarify the issue of al-fajr al-sadiq (the true dawn) and the cut-off point for suhur (the pre-dawn meal), in light of the Qur’an, the authentic traditions, and the sound practices of the companions, their successors, and the venerable imams and scholars. The Spirit of Ease in Shari`ah Let me …

Concept of People of the Book in Islam

Concept of People of the Book in Islam

We sometimes tend to use expressions at a general level without paying attention to their religious, or social boundaries. As generality generates ambiguity, this article will explore the meaning of the term ‘People of the Book’, highlighting its origins in the Qur’an and discussing, in brief, the usage and themes associated with it in the …

Why Are Young Muslims So Unhappy?

Why Are Young Muslims So Unhappy?

Why are young Muslims so unhappy today? In a time full of difficulties and challenges facing Muslims almost everywhere, it is critical to pay attention to the youth’s morale and find out the real reasons behind the widespread sense of dissatisfaction. How do the ways adopted by Western Muslim parents in raising their kids exasperate …

"Why Are We So Backward?" A Young Muslim Wonders

The other day a young man came to me in the MSA and asked me a very difficult question. Like many people of our generation, he was struggling to make sense of what is happening in the world today; why the Muslim world was always in the news, typically in a negative manner? His question …



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