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Does Becoming A Muslim Mean You Have to Adopt A Culture?

Does Becoming Muslim Mean You Have to Adopt a Culture?

Is it necessary to change even more by adopting a new culture? The answer is no. The more you learn about Islam, the more you’ll learn about the various cultures of Muslims. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was from Arabia but that doesn’t mean…

Muslims Celebrating Halloween : All Trick No Treat

Muslims Celebrating Halloween : All Trick No Treat

Many in our Muslim society including myself at one point believed that Halloween is nothing more than a harmless festival that allows kids to collect candy. But is it? No. It is not. Reading up I learnt that the Druids who were a religious order amongst the Celts would try to appease their Lord of …

Education

U.S. Muslim Parents & the Complexity of Education

Many Muslim parents in the U.S. make heartfelt du’a for guidance as to how to meet the challenge of deciding on the education of  their children. The seriousness of having an approach to education and rearing within the family (taribiyah) that leans toward the best of this life and the next for their offspring makes …

Converts - Seeking Knowledge is Power

Converts - Seeking Knowledge is Power

Benefiting others with your knowledge comes with tremendous rewards. Knowledge is something that is easily passed on to another person, and from them, to another. Imagine the good deeds you rack up by sharing beneficial knowledge that gets shared for generation after generation.

New Muslims - Tips for a Happy Marriage

New Muslims - Tips to Make Your Marriage Happy

New Muslims tend to marry quickly after taking their shahadah. They think that their spouse can help them grow and learn the deen better. This is not always the case. Marriage in the first years is difficult, regardless if religion is a factor or not.

Are You Maintaining Your Culture After Conversion?

Are You Maintaining Your Culture After Conversion?

Trying to become an Arab is not a requirement; it is also an unnecessary difficulty. You will fail if you try to be or become that which you are not. Those who mistakenly mix accepting Islam to denying their own cultural identity often fail at the latter…

Tariq Ramadan on Muslim Identity and Culture

Tariq Ramadan on Muslim Identity and Culture

Who are we? We touch here on the central question of identity that has occupied people’s minds and continues today to be the nub of much reflection and debate. The question is a vital one for Muslims living in the West. If the message in which they believe is universal, if they must try, wherever they …

Healing Colors

Healing Colors of Prayers

Both the Qur’an and Hadith contain descriptions of paradise as green. {These it is for whom are gardens of perpetuity beneath which rivers flow; ornaments shall be given to them therein of bracelets of gold, and they shall wear green robes of fine silk and thick silk brocade interwoven with gold, reclining therein on raised couches; …

Islamic Message and Tradition - What's the Relation?

Islamic Message and Tradition - What's the Relation?

Islam, by definition, can never become antique, archaic or obsolete. Nor can it become a mere tradition or a set of traditional or evolved beliefs, rituals and customs, in that it was not people who created or generated it in a space and in a moment of time, and as such transmitted and handed it over from generation to generation.

Quantum Revolution

Islamic Spirituality Amid Quantum Revolution

Ines Safi is a Muslim Tunisian physicist working at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). She’s interested in the meanings of quantum mechanics, as well as environmental and ethical issues raised by science. During her PhD, Safi has predicted the charge fractionalization in quantum wires. She achieved this through introducing chiral plasmonic density …



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