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How to Respond Appropriately to Islamophobia?

How to Respond Appropriately to Islamophobia?

Building on what was addressed the last time in terms of acceptance of differences as a means to increase dialogue and overcome boundaries in integration, this article will focus specifically on dealing directly with Islamophobia and strategies we can use to cope with this. Discrimination, namely Islamophobia in this case, can been exhibited in many …

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Muslims in the West: Between Stereotyping and Social Acceptance

Race…religion….skin color…ethnic origin…disability…gender…age…body shape…marital status…family makeup…career choice…favorite food…etc…The list goes on…we are all different! Despite this, so much animosity exists in the world today as a result of these so called differences so it’s important that we learn how to appropriately cope with them to avoid falling into psychological distress as a result. Challenge the …

How Should Muslims in the West Celebrate the Prophet's Birthday?

How Should Muslims in the West Celebrate the Prophet's Birthday?

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: Muslims in North America, Europe, and other Western countries should seize the occasions of Islamic events such as Ramadan, Eids, and the Prophet’s birthday to raise awareness …

Abiding by Laws in the West: A Must?

Abiding by Laws in the West: A Must?

Is it essential for a Muslim who lives in a non-Muslim country to abide by the laws of that land, such as abiding by traffic laws and the age set for being allowed to drive?

Is It Allowed for Muslims to Steal Non-Muslims in the West

Is It Allowed for Muslims to Steal Non-Muslims in the West?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi 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: Stealing is a major sin in Islam, regardless of time and place. Responding to your question, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and an Islamic scholar …

The Quest for Home: Why Do People Migrate?

The world has indeed become a global village. Not only do words move with a swish but the people themselves. Emigration is usually driven by a few common motives: persecution & war, pursuing a better future, job relocation, etc. However, its outcome is bittersweet as it presents challenges such as language barriers, integration, etc. I …

Muslims & Halloween: Celebrate or Not?

Muslims & Halloween: Celebrate or Not?

It is Halloween; if you are a Muslim parent you may be thinking about many questions. – Is it OK to participate in this occasion? – Should I let my kids go knock the doors to collect candy? – From where did all these practices come in the first place? – And how can Mosques …



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