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Being Muslim and ______: Bridging Between Cultures

Being Muslim and ______: Bridging Between Cultures

As an American, as I came to know more about Islam my faith began to clash with my own spirit of independence. We Americans enjoy our freedoms and independence and are not interested in paying heed to others who might know better.

When Converts Marry – Stories of Battling the Culture Clash

When Converts Marry - Stories of Battling the Culture Clash

Many converts think that inter-cultural relationships will be easy to manage; but in reality, it can be a true test of faith. Not only are you marrying someone from another culture, but you are in the process of learning and implementing a new…

Does Becoming A Muslim Mean You Have to Adopt A Culture?

Does Becoming Muslim Mean You Have to Adopt a Culture?

Is it necessary to change even more by adopting a new culture? The answer is no. The more you learn about Islam, the more you’ll learn about the various cultures of Muslims. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was from Arabia but that doesn’t mean…

Muslims Celebrating Halloween : All Trick No Treat

Muslims Celebrating Halloween : All Trick No Treat

Many in our Muslim society including myself at one point believed that Halloween is nothing more than a harmless festival that allows kids to collect candy. But is it? No. It is not. Reading up I learnt that the Druids who were a religious order amongst the Celts would try to appease their Lord of …

Education

U.S. Muslim Parents & the Complexity of Education

Many Muslim parents in the U.S. make heartfelt du’a for guidance as to how to meet the challenge of deciding on the education of  their children. The seriousness of having an approach to education and rearing within the family (taribiyah) that leans toward the best of this life and the next for their offspring makes …

Converts - Seeking Knowledge is Power

Converts - Seeking Knowledge is Power

Benefiting others with your knowledge comes with tremendous rewards. Knowledge is something that is easily passed on to another person, and from them, to another. Imagine the good deeds you rack up by sharing beneficial knowledge that gets shared for generation after generation.

New Muslims - Tips for a Happy Marriage

New Muslims - Tips to Make Your Marriage Happy

New Muslims tend to marry quickly after taking their shahadah. They think that their spouse can help them grow and learn the deen better. This is not always the case. Marriage in the first years is difficult, regardless if religion is a factor or not.

Are You Maintaining Your Culture After Conversion?

Are You Maintaining Your Culture After Conversion?

Trying to become an Arab is not a requirement; it is also an unnecessary difficulty. You will fail if you try to be or become that which you are not. Those who mistakenly mix accepting Islam to denying their own cultural identity often fail at the latter…

Tariq Ramadan on Muslim Identity and Culture

Tariq Ramadan on Muslim Identity and Culture

Who are we? We touch here on the central question of identity that has occupied people’s minds and continues today to be the nub of much reflection and debate. The question is a vital one for Muslims living in the West. If the message in which they believe is universal, if they must try, wherever they …

Healing Colors

Healing Colors of Prayers

Both the Qur’an and Hadith contain descriptions of paradise as green. {These it is for whom are gardens of perpetuity beneath which rivers flow; ornaments shall be given to them therein of bracelets of gold, and they shall wear green robes of fine silk and thick silk brocade interwoven with gold, reclining therein on raised couches; …



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