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Who are Muslim Americans?

While almost anyone can spout off sensational views on what they think of Islam and its adherents, it’s rarer to find true in-depth and impartial analysis on exactly who represents Islam, i.e. the average Muslim, especially in the United States. However, the Muslim West Facts Project, a partnership between the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies and the Coexist Foundation, does exactly this in its recent report titled “Muslim Americans: A National Portrait”, which surveyed approximately 300,000 people and highlights Muslim American ethnic, economic, and political diversity, giving real insight on exactly what the modern Muslim-American, including the youth, is really like.

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How I Beat Acne

I don’t have the best of skin. In fact, I have the average teenage girl’s skin – somewhat oily, prone to breakouts, and always cursed with a new pimple popping up right before a day when you NEED a clear face. That’s a double whammy when teamed up with my sensitive skin. The first time…

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True Friendship

From Qisas.com A person came crying and weeping to Shaikh Shiblee and said, ‘O Shaikh, I have destroyed myself; make supplication for me that may Allah (SWT) take me away from this world.’ People whose relationship with Allah (SWT) is strong will never ever dream of committing suicide. Those people who enjoy the pleasures of…

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Stopping Hypocrisy

We live in the time where righteousness is difficult to encounter. While we might be surrounded by those who proclaim their love for Allah (SWT) and His Messenger (SAW), the diseases – treachery, hypocrisy, injustice, etc. – are rampant in our communities. Why are our people inflicted with infections when we have the cure in…

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The Danger with Envy

To every invention there is always a beginning. The strength of the building’s foundation determines its success. First we have to determine the location, then the surroundings, the materials, and then lay down that first brick. I was going to the beach using the interstate as I noticed the massive structures reflecting the hot sun…

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Sami Yusuf – “Asma Allah”

Sami Yusuf is an international icon for his positive contributions to music, but he is recognized even more dearly by Muslims for his inspiring nasheeds. He has performed countless concerts in every part of the world, performed for a Gaza fundraiser last winter, and has recently become the youngest person to ever receive an honorary…

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“Baby, it’s all good!” – A Poem

This is such an awesome poem! It’s too bad that the author is unknown. She’s very talented and has basically voiced the thoughts that are on the mind of every hijabi. What do you see when you look at me? Do you see someone limited, or someone free? All some people can do is just…

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Are You A Carrot, An Egg, Or A Coffee Bean?

From Qisas.com A certain daughter complained to her father about her life and how things have been so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and she wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed that just as one problem was solved another…

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Hijab? It Protects the Valuable

When I first started wearing hijab full-time, I didn’t think it was a big deal. I constantly wondered why we had to wear hijab in the first place – after all, I would think to myself, it’s just hair. Wouldn’t it have been more prudent (astughfirullah) to command women to cover their faces, instead? I…

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Supplication: the Weapon of the Believer

In the fast-paced, demanding world of today, we often find ourselves in tight situations, and it is in these situations that we are in need of many things. Problem is, we don’t do anything to achieve them. We may sit around and dream about that new car, or the money that we long to earn,…