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Debunking the Belly Button Oil Myth

One of the key characteristics of the Islamic faith is living according to evidence sought from the Qur’an and Sunnah. However, that isn’t our only source of evidence. In almost every aspect of our lives, we seek evidence from the experts in their various fields regarding our day-to-day lives. Allah has enshrined this principle in …

The Asteroid that Won’t Bring Doomsday this Weekend

The Asteroid that Won’t Bring Doomsday this Weekend

Online conspiracy theories are warning of a catastrophic collision this weekend. While the awaited asteroid exists, there is no evidence that it forms a threat. Dubious corners in the Internet insist that America’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is lying about the nature of the asteroid and its “apocalyptic trajectory”. In late 2016, rumors …

2 Strange Superstitions Practiced by Muslims

In a small village outside Mogadishu in Somalia, 18 year old Nura has just given birth to her first child. A beautiful healthy boy. Nura and her family believe that the bracelet he wears made from string and herbs will protect him from the evil eye. Most Somali people link their identity with Islam however a large number of pre-Islamic practices have survived.

Chemtrails: Exploring the Myth

Probably all of us have seen contrails, although not everyone is familiar with the name. Contrails are the white cloudy lines left on the sky by airplanes and their name comes from the combination of words: condensation (con-) and trail. Many people consider the criss-cross patterns created by contrails on the clear blue sky beautiful. …

A Letter to the Families of New Muslims

When I first converted to Islam, my family had their worries and reservations. But over the years we have discussed, learned together, come to common ground and become closer because of it.



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