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Hana Alasry

Hana Alasry is a Yemeni American Muslim community organizer and activist working most heavily with MAS Youth. Her work focuses heavily on Muslim youth development, Islamic tarbiya and the Yemen crisis. She is currently in PA school studying medicine at the University of Detroit Mercy.

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I'm Embarrassed to Pray in Public

I’m Embarrassed to Pray in Public

Back in 2012, when I was in high school, I had an opportunity to take courses at a local community college for both college and high school credit at the expense of my school district. It was called dual enrollment. I was excited to get ahead in my college career, but dual enrollment presented a …

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Do You Love Allah? What Is Your Love Language?

What Is Your Love Language with Allah?

Do you love Allah? For every Muslim, the answer to this short question should be a resounding “YES!”. But if we love Allah, how are we showing it? In an earlier article, we discussed the important of expressing love to each other for the sake of Allah. We offered examples of expressions of love supported …

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5 Languages of Love You Can Use This Ramadan

5 Languages of Love You Can Use This Ramadan

With the first week of Ramadan over, I can’t help but notice how much of our Ramadan is shaped by sharing our love of the month with other Muslims. Family members are cooking extravagant meals for one another, we’re spending quality time with loved ones at 3 AM, and salams are exchanged on every corner! …

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Ramadan for Young Soul 7 Tips That Will Make You Better

Ramadan for Young Souls… 7 Tips That Will Make You Better

“Whoever fasts in Ramadan out of faith and in the hope of reward, he will be forgiven his previous sins.” (Sahih: Sunan an-Nasa’i) Ramadan is approaching quickly, and we’re finding ourselves struggling to greet it. The Companions would prepare for Ramadan for months in advance, but with only two weeks left, how can young Muslims …

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Help! I Struggle to Pray on Time or at All!

Help! I Struggle to Pray on Time or at All!

I teach a professional development course at a high school in Michigan. Although the school isn’t an Islamic school, the majority of my students are Muslim. They’re also majority the children of immigrants, they live in a low-income area and they face unique challenges because they are Muslim children of immigrants in a low-income community. …

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The Christchurch Aftermath: What Now?

The Christchurch Aftermath: What Now?

In the days after the shooting, many Muslims would find themselves unsure of how to cope with such a traumatic event. My social media would continue to be flooded with news, condolences, death tolls… and silence. For many of us it didn’t matter that this event took place in an entirely different country. We felt …

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