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#MyPrayerRug: US Muslims Defend Identity Against Hate

CHICAGO – A new tweet by US President claiming that some prayer rugs were found on Mexico borders has been blasted as both Islamophobic and racist. This has led to a flood of condemnation from American Muslims who have launched “my prayer rug” campaign in defense of their identity. “Would you ever say this about …

9 Things Muslims Think About While Praying

9 Things Muslims Think About While Praying

Usually the non-Muslim boss might walk in and see you praying, call your name a few times and then leave. As soon as you explain the situation, they’ll probably understand. Muslims who pray at work tend to overthink on many situations where their…

Why Do Muslims End Prayers with "Ameen"?

Why Do Muslims End Prayers with "Ameen"?

This word is commonly used in Islam, Judaism, and Christianity as an ending word for prayers and hymns. When saying “amen,” worshipers confirm their belief in God’s word. It is a way for believers to offer their words of acknowledgment and agreement up to the Almighty.

Your Spouse Neglects Prayers? Here Are Useful Tips

Your Spouse Neglects Prayers? Here Are Useful Tips

Sometimes a spouse doesn’t pray; faith increases and decreases  and no one is infallible. Yet, praying is an essential pillar of Islam; those who neglect prayers are committing a serious sin. So what can we do if we have a spouse who is cutting back on prayers? Steps to Take for Spouses Join Sheikh Waleed Basyouni as …

Prayers Only Five A Day

Prayers: Only Five A Day?

Now, I want to know if there are other prayers that should be performed along with the five obligatory ones

4 Spiritual Tools Battle Anxiety and Stress

4 Spiritual Tools to Battle Anxiety and Stress

Sometimes I wonder if our ancestors experienced the same levels of stress and anxiety we experience today. It seems as if high anxiety is a mark of living in modern times where we are aware of and on guard against every microbe, every fanatic, every state that holds the potential to destroy us…

What is Nafl? The Optional Sunnah Prayers

What is Nafl? The Optional Sunnah Prayers

Beyond the five daily required prayers, Muslims often engage in optional prayers before or after the required prayers. These prayers are performed similarly to the required prayers but are of varying lengths and timings. Performing these extra prayers can…

#LetUsPray: NY Muslim Students Campaign for Prayer Spaces

NEW YORK – Muslim students in Bernard College and Columbia University have been campaigning for proper prayer spaces, launching a new video campaign using the hashtag @LetUsPray. “You can put us in the basement. But in taking us in, you become responsible when we take root and no longer be accommodated by the space you …



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