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Eid in the West - Retaining Our Sense of Community

Eid in the West - Retaining Our Sense of Community

Eid Al Adha creeps up on us every year. Unlike Eid Al-Fitr, we don’t have a month-long warning of Ramadan to help us mentally prepare for the celebration. This lack of warning is even more prominent in non-Muslim countries, when some Muslims struggle to find the means and opportunity to participate in Eid festivities. When …

15+ Ramadan Tips for Western Muslims

15+ Ramadan Tips for Western Muslims

Allah the Almighty has blessed us with special hours such as the pre-dawn hours (sahar); with special days such as Friday, the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah and the Day of `Arafah; with special nights, such as the last ten nights of Ramadan and the night of Power (Laylat Al-Qadr) and with special months like …

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?

How to Respond Appropriately to Islamophobia?

How to Respond Appropriately to Islamophobia?

Building on what was addressed the last time in terms of acceptance of differences as a means to increase dialogue and overcome boundaries in integration, this article will focus specifically on dealing directly with Islamophobia and strategies we can use to cope with this. Discrimination, namely Islamophobia in this case, can been exhibited in many …

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Muslims in the West: Between Stereotyping and Social Acceptance

Race…religion….skin color…ethnic origin…disability…gender…age…body shape…marital status…family makeup…career choice…favorite food…etc…The list goes on…we are all different! Despite this, so much animosity exists in the world today as a result of these so called differences so it’s important that we learn how to appropriately cope with them to avoid falling into psychological distress as a result. Challenge the …



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