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From Nightclub To Islam – How the Quran Made Me Shake

From Nightclub To Islam – How the Quran Made Me Shake

I became Muslim mostly through meeting a French Algerian brother outside a nightclub in which I was working as a DJ at the time. God made it so that we met right there in front of that nightclub. He heard me speak French and he was just coming into town…

Learning Patience as a Convert (Poem)

Learning Patience as a Convert (Poem)

Sabr صَبْرٌ, the first Arabic word I encountered. I didn’t understand it in the beginning, So that’s when my research had started, Initially, I learned patience is it’s meaning.

Omar Khayyam

Omar Khayyam: Poet With Flair for Numbers

Few people have not heard of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, but the fame of his poetry in the West has only existed since 1839, when Edward Fitzgerald published an English translation of Khayyam’s Rubaiyat (“Quatrains”).

The Quran Completes What Was Missing in My Faith

My first desire was to learn Arabic, but my soul awakened when I began to read the Quran. Maybe it was better because I began to read it in Arabic directly, while I was consulting a dictionary. I could realize that what the Quran says was the parts that were missing in the Bible…

This Ramadan, Care For The Reverts

Ramadan can be an extremely lonely time for Muslim reverts. It is really important that we make sure that they feel included in the Muslim community and Ummah! Ramadan is Not the Month of Loneliness

I Wondered Why Muslims Are Happy

I Wondered Why Muslims Are Happy

Egyptians were poor, suffered hardships, yet were happy. They left everything in the hands of God and forget their miseries when they return home. Prayers help them place their worries before their God. I noticed humility as well as intimacy in Islamic prayers.

Close up of stethoscope on a weight scales

Losing Weight During Ramadan

“Fast [the month of Ramadan] so that to heal your bodies from diseases,” says a Hadith, or saying of the Prophet Mohammad (SAAW).

Paradise is at the Feet of the Mother

Paradise is at the Feet of the Mother

Becoming a mother is one of the greatest joys of a Muslim woman. She knows that her child is both a gift and a trust from God. She carries a great responsibility in raising a family, not only in caring for their physical needs, but also in educating them in their religion and morals.

Psychological Blessings of Taraweeh

Ramadan is the month of multiple blessings. It is the time of fasting and of extensive spiritual exercise. It is the time when we change our everyday routine and set a new one: revolving around our religious duties more than around the worldly affairs.

Fasting During Sports Competition: Can I Do It?

With sports events coinciding with Ramadan, many studies are investigating the effect of fasting on athletic performance. Will fasting hinder or reduce athletes’ performance? A tough question, indeed. In April 2012, the international journal of sports medicine published a research examining the effects of Ramadan fasting on athletes’ body mass, composition, and muscle potentials. Results …

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