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A Story of Love & Separation at the Prophet's Time

A Story of Love & Separation at the Prophet's Time

This is a fictional piece of creative writing, inspired by the story of the Prophet’s Companions, Barirah and Mughith. Their story is famously quoted in books of hadith, and resonates with human experiences that are not often discussed amongst Muslims – that of love, both passionate and unrequited, of heartbreak, and of the tumultuous nature of …

Brooklynn Muslims

'Muslims in Brooklyn': New Oral History Project at Historical Society

Muslim residents of Brooklyn have spoken — and you can hear their words starting on Dec. 6 “Muslims in Brooklyn” features interviews with 50 Muslims who discuss their lives in the borough. NEW YORK – The Brooklyn Historical Society in the USA will launch its newest oral history project ‘Muslims in Brooklyn’ on December 6 …

8 Interfaith Monuments in the World that Increase Your Spirituality

8 Interfaith Monuments in the World that Increase Your Spirituality

The following short collection lists eight of the most important monuments in the world in terms of interfaith dialogue and interfaith relations. By the term “monument” I refer to a building or structure created to commemorate a person, event, or social bond which has significance in regards to improving relations between the Abrahamic faiths. 1- The …

African Muslims

6 African Muslims Who Brought Islam to America

As a Muslim of West African origin living in the United States, my Muslim-ness is always contested by Europeans, Americans, and even clueless Africans. They ask me questions like: “Are you Muslim?” and “Were you born Muslim?” I get asked these questions a lot by Americans because Islam is something that was made to sound foreign to …

The First Thanksgiving Ever - What Happened?

Where did these traditions come from? And how did they become a part of the national holiday we call Thanksgiving? In the fall of 1620, the cargo ship Mayflower transported a group of 102 English men, women, and children to the new world. A portion of this…

Voltaire, Rousseau and Napoleon on Prophet Muhammad

Voltaire, Rousseau and Napoleon on Prophet Muhammad

Voltaire, Rousseau, Henri de Boulainvilliers and Napoleon all commented on Prophet Muhammad. The Enlightenment in France had changed the way they thought of him. For most of European history after the dawn of Islam, Prophet Muhammad  (PBUH) has been demonized by Christian scholars, including the famous reformer Martin Luther, for example. This has not been …

Al-Rashid- The Story of the First Mosque in Canada

Al-Rashid - The Story of the First Mosque in Canada

In the early 1930’s in the City of Edmonton, Mayor John Fry was approached by a group of Muslim ladies for a plot of land on which a mosque could be built for the growing Muslim community. An amount of 5000 dollars was needed to buy the land…

Canada

Remembering the First Muslims in Canada

It is unknown when Muslims first arrived and settled in the space that is now called Canada, but it certainly didn’t happen as recently as is often believed. Even the evidence that we do have suggests that Muslims have been making Canada their home since 1851, more than a decade before the country itself was …

What Really Happened in Karbala?

What Really Happened in Karbala?

Tragedy of Karbala marks the greatest shameful tragic day in Islamic history, when the blood of the noble people of God was shed in this merciless slaughter. No doubt that Imam Al-Hussain, by giving his life, was teaching Muslim generations to come…

"Why Are Muslims So Backward?" A Youth Wonders

"Why Are Muslims So Backward?" A Youth 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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