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Son’s Illness Inspires Mom to Help Youth with Special Needs

They sold their house, she gave up her high-flying job – all so that their son, Ashraf, could have a school to attend. With their love, these parents built a new world – for their son, and for hundreds of other special youths. It began when Ashraf, at the age of 18 months, was diagnosed with …

Voyager 1 spacecraft

40th Anniversary of Man’s Farthest Object in Cosmos

When NASA launched Voyager 1 and 2 deep into space 40 years ago, each spacecraft brought along a golden record with sights and sounds from Earth, just in case any aliens were to stumble across it. Nearly 4 decades ago after lifting off, NASA’s historic mission is still exploring the cosmos. The twin spacecraft launched …


Clooneys to Help Educate Refugee Children in Lebanon

Hollywood movie star George Clooney and his wife, Amal, plan to help nearly 3,000 Syrian refugee children go to school this year in Lebanon. The education of the refugee children will be funded through a &2.25 million partnership announced by the Clooney Foundation for Justice with Google, in addition to a $1 million technology grant …

Wall of Kindness

This “Wall of Kindness” Is A Great Idea to Help Those in Need

Around 70% of Lebanon’s refugee population lives beneath the poverty line. A group of anonymous volunteers in Beirut have come together to help the city, including refugees, by building “walls of kindness” – public spaces filled with donations for the taking. People leave clothes and items they don’t need and anyone is welcome to take …

Do We Need Another Season of Hajj?

Do We Need Another Season of Hajj?

YES, we definitely need a Hajj season this year! By WE, I am referring to humanity; I am not talking about those who are going to Hajj, or even Muslims! The whole body of mankind is in need of this blessed gathering… You don’t believe me? Well let us take a look at the following …

The Story of This Muslim Foster Father Inspires Humanity

For more than two decades, an American Muslim of Libyan descent has served as a foster parent to terminally ill children. The ceaseless effort of Mohamed Bzeek to serve those children and ease their suffering has prompted some people to launch a campaign in the hope of giving back to this good-hearted Muslim man. Bzeek …


Good Muslims Do Bad Things Too

Inaya’s Struggle Inaya is sixteen years old. She’s memorized Qur’an and is an inspiration to youth and adults alike. She’s inspired other girls to wear hijab and respect the rules of Islam. She even teaches Qur’an to children on the weekend. But there’s only one problem. When her mother isn’t looking, she removes her hijab …


What It Feels Like to Flee Your Home

In the middle of the night you’re loaded onto a ship with other refugees. You are lucky: your whole family can travel. The ship is so full that it threatens to capsize. You pray that you don’t drown. The people around you are crying and screaming.

Remembering Syrian Refugees on Eid

Editor’s Note: This post was first published in 2016. However, since the Syrian war is still on going and the crisis of Syrian refugees is still worsening everyday, we find it important to highlight this post and remind people of their vulnerable fellow Muslims who need their help. The festival of Eid al- Fitr …

Zakat and Sadaqa

The Hand That Gives: Etiquette of Zakat and Sadaqa

The Quran and hadith offer Prophetic guidance regarding the dispersal of our charity and zakat in person, not by proxy. This enables us to better understand the people we’re helping, know how the money is being put to use, and offer more than just cash. It’s important to have conversations with those we’re aiming to …

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