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Are Dogs Really Haram in Islam?

The idea of Muslims owning dogs is constantly met with controversy, with differing opinions based on culture, hadith, and matters of cleanliness. Where do these ideas come from, what can be said in defense of or against these common beliefs, and what ideas can be gained from an Islamic perspective? Here we will look into…

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Salat Benefits you in more ways than you think

As Muslims, we all understand how important salat is for our faith. It is one of the five pillars of Islam and is performed five times a day during the specified times for each prayer. We see it as a mandatory form of worship and a way to connect to Allah (SWT.) However, many people…

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13 Tips for Dealing With Unexpected Trials

Dealing with unexpected trials can be tricky. When we experience adversities, whether it’s financial, physical, emotional, social, etc, it can be difficult to remember that God is with us. This is mainly due to the fact that it’s our human nature to base our beliefs on what we see rather than on faith — the…

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What Happens When A Muslim Husband Shoots and Kills His Family In Texas?

Content warning: Domestic violence, child abuse, and violence against women. If you’re being abused, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or visit their website for help; please keep in mind that many abusers monitor web usage, and access resources as safely as you can. In one of the latest incident of domestic violence that took…

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An Open Letter to Demand Justice for Shireen Abu Akleh

Shireen Abu Akleh, the well-known Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist, who was a voice for Palestinians in Palestine and beyond, was fatally shot dead in the face by Israeli forces — a piece of news that we’re all very much still in denial about. Shireen Abu Akleh was a Christian U.S. citizen conveying the news to…

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Why We Need To Stop Trying To Overturn Roe v. Wade

According to newly disclosed documents, the United States Supreme Court intends to overrule Roe v. Wade, which is the lawsuit that led to the Supreme Court decision authorizing abortion as a constitutional right in the United States. If it is indeed overruled, it will inevitably have consequences on women’s reproductive rights across the country, not…

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13 Scientific Discoveries Mentioned in the Quran

Aside from our Holy Quran serving us as a moral and spiritual guide, with advice, commands, stories, and lessons, it also consists of historical and scientific discoveries. Such information was sent down from Allah and compiled into the Quran way before it was even discovered and confirmed to be a fact through scientific research! Some…