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#BeingBlackAndMuslim - 21 Tweets Everyone Has to Read

Black people have to face a lot of racism and discrimination in our societies, inter-racial as well as within Muslim communities. And then you have people who are black and Muslim, and we often tend to ignore their causes and struggles. Not only do they have to deal with racism and discrimination because they’re black, …


Twitter Users Offended by 'Muslim Ban'

Donald Trump’s Muslim ban has caused controversy around the world since it was unveiled on Friday. But despite thousands protesting his decision across the USA and the fierce criticism he received, Trump remains defiant in his latest tweet. He tweeted: ‘Our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW. Look what is happening all over …

My Best Friend Isolates Himself; How to Help?

My Best Friend Isolates Himself; How to Help?

Answer: As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum, Thank you so much for reaching out to us. May Allah (swt) reward you for seeking counsel on behalf of your best friend, and may Allah (swt) grant you both happiness, health, and highest states of faith, Ameen. Firstly, I would advise you to find a time to talk to your friend …

Social Media Hashtags… Muslims’ Voice in 2016

Facing many challenges in a traumatic year, waves of anti-Muslim hate speech, fear mongering and Islamophobia, Muslims resorted to online activism in 2016, spreading viral hashtags to speak for themselves.

Can I Be a Youtuber in Comedy Genre

Can I Be a Youtuber in Comedy Genre?

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. Dear questioner, we would like to thank you for the great confidence you place in us, and we implore Allah Almighty to help us serve His cause and …


How Trump Used Social Media in the U.S. Presidential Elections

In the US, new media have long been known to turn the tide of presidential races. In the 1930s, radio was as a tool that Franklin D. Roosevelt used masterfully to speak to Americans in their homes and assure his place as president. John F. Kennedy became president in 1960 because he used the new …

US elections

US Elections: The Strong & Subtle Influence of Social Media

As protests erupt across America, reminiscent of an upset population from the Arab Spring, Turkey issues a travel advisory to its citizens; that it is unsafe to travel to some parts of the United States of America. Ever since the surprise win of President-elect Trump, parts of the nation have come crumbling down. From ethnically …

Pokemon go

Pokemon Go - The Psychological Experiment

Well, well…a new app has hit the market with an incredibly addictive fever.  According to the New Yorker,  Pokemon Go “started as an April Fool’s joke. Google released a funny video that mashed up Google Maps and Pokémon. The video, released on April 1, 2014, went viral, drawing more than eighteen million views in all.  …

Social Media and Social Life: Balance Is the Key

Every once in a while, a video or an article about how detrimental social media is, will go viral, getting hits and likes and plenty of comments that agree or disagree with the notion that social media is killing the plight of humanity. Then it goes away. After a few months, another one pops up. …

Scholars' Posts in a Week (21- 26 March)

Fed up with the fluctuations of your life and its ups and downs? Read the posts of Sister Yasmin Mogahed and brother Hamza Andreas in this new collection of Muslim Scholars and speakers’ posts. Read also the tips of Omar Suleiman and Imam Azeez on how to counter the hatred wave afflicting Muslims, especially the …

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