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`Ashura’ and Human Brotherhood

How `Ashura’ Nurtures Noble Human Values

Every year, Muslimsmark `Ashura’ on the 10th day of Muharram. The day of `Ashura’ is not only celebrated by Muslims, but other faith communities. Jews for example, used to celebrate this day too. Also, Quraysh (Prophet Muhammad’s tribe) used to fast on the day of `Ashura’ in the pre-Islamic period. Moreover, Allah’s Messenger too used …


This `Eid, How to Resist Overeating?

Envision a bronze roasted turkey, well-placed in the center of the table, surrounded by beautiful casseroles of assorted meats and vegetables, scalding soups, and mouth-watering family recipes passed down for generations.


Why Not Celebrate Valentine's Day? It's All About Love

I grew up in a conservative Muslim family in the United States. Except for my early years as a child, we did not celebrate birthdays. We never celebrated Christmas. We didn’t do anything special for Thanksgiving. New Year’s Eve was never a proper big deal. But we always went all out on Eid. Eid was …

Mother’s Day

Is Celebrating Mother’s Day Islamic?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi 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. First of all, it goes without saying that every committed Muslim is supposed to pay his parents, especially his mother, due respect. One …

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