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Dawah Challenges

4 Personal Challenges That May Hinder Your Dawah Effort

Since the focus of the Dawah is helping others and calling them to Allah, the da`iyah often forgets himself. It is important to remember the obvious truth: the da`iyah himself is a human facing the same problems everyone else faces and needs help and guidance as everyone else does.

My Non-Muslim Dad Loved Ramadan

My Non-Muslim Dad Loved Ramadan

When my dear Christian father was still alive, he loved the month of Ramadan. At first we wondered if it was just a coincidence that his visits always seemed to coincide with our holiest month, but then Dad confirmed that his travel plans were deliberate. He explained that he enjoyed being with us during Ramadan …

How the Prophet Treated New Muslims

How the Prophet Treated New Muslims

We all like this moment, when a brother or sister enters the masjid on a Friday, and announces the shahada (declaration of faith), and the whole masjid start saying “Takbir, Allahu Akbar”. I cannot deny that this is such an amazing moment, to witness someone who just found the right path, and took that extra step …

When a Prophet Is Jailed.... How Prophet Yusuf (PBUH) Coped

When a Prophet Is Jailed.... How Prophet Yusuf (PBUH) Coped

How did Prophet Yusuf (peace and blessings be upon him) face the difficult experience of being jailed for no reason? What did he do when approached by his two mates in prison who asked him to interpret their dreams? And what lessons can we learn from the story and apply in our daily life? Join Sheikh …

Muslims In The West, You Do Not Need To Do Another Hijrah

Muslims In The West, You Do Not Need To Do Another Hijrah

Muslims in the West, you do not need to do another hijrah. Allah wants you where you are now. You should make dawah to non-Muslims and you should only leave the West if they forbid you to practice your religion. How to Perform Dawah?

Let’s Stop Demonizing Social Media

Let’s Stop Demonizing Social Media

Social media has been one of the most groundbreaking inventions occurring in contemporary times. As one of the major religions on the globe, social media influences have only naturally been inflicted on Islamic cultures. While you are likely reading this on your phone, let’s pause to consider the influence and effects of social media on …

Relevance Before Preaching: The Meccan Prophet (PBUH)

Relevance Before Preaching: The Meccan Prophet (PBUH)

In the 40 years prior to Prophethood, the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, was famously known by the people of Makkah as Al-Amin – The Trustworthy One. Through his character, he was relevant in the most significant way. Usama Canon explains the responsibility Muslims have today. We need to be relevant in our …

Where Are You From? - When Dinner Pleasantries Turn Into Microaggressions

When Dinner Pleasantries Turn Into Microaggressions

Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce: the all-American meal. It was “Parents Weekend” at my high school, and hundreds of families crowded into the rec center, chatting cheerfully while enjoying the traditional Thanksgiving feast. I sat at a table with a few friends and their parents. One mom turned to me and asked, “So, …

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How Can I Tell Classmates Islam Is Not Terrorism?

Short Answer:  If you hear your fellow students talk about Islam or Muslims, as you said you have in the past, let them know you are a Muslim, and that they can ask you any question they need. So, your main task in presenting Islam is just to be a point of contact for others to …



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