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Brooke Benoit is a creativity encourager, author, and editor for About Islam. She also loves cacti, vintage silver jewelry and photography. You may find her on brookebenoit.com.

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Hajj selfies

Hajj Selfies: A New Trend In Da’wah?

Selfies are another way by which we have the opportunity to know one another. One of my favorite things about this time of year (the Hajj season), is the vintage photographs that circulated among Hajjis doing their rites. Amongst the best are the unforgettable ones of the year Makkah was flooded and Hajjis were swimming …

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free ways to study

13 Easy, Painless and Free Ways to Study Over Summer

We suggest three different approaches to keeping your brain well-running this summer: online courses, planning ahead, and/oreducating yourself. There are plenty of free ways to study while still enjoying your Summer break! If you were thinking these are your study-free months – but wait! There is lots of good reason andsciencethat encourages learning during the …

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17 Things Not to Say to Non-Fasting Person

17 Things Not to Say to Non-Fasting Person

Even though the Quran and sunnah give clear guidance aboutwho is excused from fasting from food and drink during Ramadan, in a hurtful and dangerous common practice, many Muslims wrongfully try to pressure excused Muslims into fasting. While the questioners can argue that they are only seeking to “advise” their fellow believer out of genuine …

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Why You Should Be Decking the Halls For Ramadan?

Why You Should Be Decking the Halls For Ramadan

While Muslims in the US enthusiastically pull out their stored Rubbermaid tubs marked “Ramadan/Eid,” packed with strings of paper lanterns, electric lights and glass ornaments bought, others find this “new” tradition to be a questionable innovation or another capitalist trapping. It may seem that converted Muslims have simply transferred their old traditions and newly immigrated …

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