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Help in Times of Hardship

How to Offer Meaningful Help to Someone in Times of Hardship

Recently, my dear friend and sister in Islam suffered a terrible loss.  When I contacted her to see how she was doing, she confided that her pain was even greater because she was feeling forgotten by the local Muslim community. Even though her sad news had been traveling around  by word of mouth and via …

Investing in Youth Development: Why and How?

Investing in Youth Development: Why and How?

Why youth development is important? The Muslim society in the US is displaying a ‘youth bulge’ as opposed to the non-Muslim population in the country. According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, the Muslim American population is much younger, on average, than the non-Muslim population.  59% of adult Muslims are between 18 …

4 Steps to More Effective Mosques

Beautiful Walls & Empty Halls? 4 Steps to More Effective Mosques

How can we create and maintain effective mosques? Muslims are the youngest religious demographic in the US. Yet, similar to other respective religious organizations, mosques today are not able to capture the fascination of the younger generation. Imam Mohamed Abutaleb addressed this issue during the 15th MAS-ICNA Convention. In this lecture, He maintains that the solution lies …

done Muslims

Convert: I Am Totally Fed-Up With Muslims

Short answer: Your concerns and feelings are valid; There are definitely major problems in the Muslim community. But we are one body: cutting yourself off from them solves nothing, and harms both yourself and them in the short and long-term, and it pleases Satan immensely. Salaam Alaykum waRahmat Allah Dearest sister, I really ask Allah to …

Hijrah Lessons for New Muslims

Hijrah to Madinah - Lessons for New Muslims

New Muslims can learn from this lesson that there is some light at the end of the tunnel. You might be treated badly or ridiculed by your families, neighbors and friends. Therefore, do like what the early Muslims did; endure the hardships with patience. Do not lose hope.

Autism, Ramadan and Muslim Communities

Ramadan is a sacred month for Muslims around the world. Every year, observers anticipate and engage in spiritually uplifting individual and communal worship. Gathering at the local mosque becomes a family affair and involves people of all backgrounds and ages.

US Muslims Seek Faith Inspired Transformation

The Islamic Society of North America recently held one of its regional conferences in St. Louis, Missouri, with most of the discussion focused on inward reflection and taking personal and collective responsibility for the Islamic global community

Laws

Following Laws in Non-Muslim Countries: OK?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Muslims are ordained to rule according to the Shari`ah laws. 2- Those Muslims who are living in a non-Muslim …

Tariq Ramadan on Identity and Culture

Tariq Ramadan on 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 …



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