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Concession about Praying Isha in the West

Concession about Praying Isha in the West

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- There are two opinions regarding the issue raised in the question. The first one states that Muslims who face …

How to Remain Positive in This Islamophobic World?

How to Remain Positive in This Islamophobic World?

In this counseling answer: • You must inform your friend about the right nature of the media and the truth in Islam. • Educate yourself with true Islamic knowledge and educate others. • Volunteering is a beneficial and productive form of charity or helping give to those in need. As-Salamu Alaikum dear brother, Thank you for reaching …

15+ Ramadan Tips for Western Muslims

15+ Ramadan Tips for Western Muslims

Allah the Almighty has blessed us with special hours such as the pre-dawn hours (sahar); with special days such as Friday, the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah and the Day of `Arafah; with special nights, such as the last ten nights of Ramadan and the night of Power (Laylat Al-Qadr) and with special months like …

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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 …

Tariq Ramadan on Muslim Identity and Culture

Tariq Ramadan on Muslim 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 …

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 …

Can Muslims Do Voluntary Work in the West?

Can Muslims Do Voluntary Work in the West?

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- Islam’s stance on charity and voluntary work is based on real devotion for Allah’s sake. 2- So, Muslim youth, …

How Should Muslims Settle Their Family Problems in the West

How Should Muslims Settle Their Family Problems 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. Answering your question, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and an Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states: Muslims ought to settle their differences …

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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. Embracing difference …



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