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Native American Heritage Month: My Native Journey to Islam

Growing up as a Bodewadmi, also known as Potawatomi, we didn’t live on the reservation, and being a Native was nothing more than our parents enrolling us in the tribe and getting our Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) card. We attended yearly regional council meetings and occasionally a family-reunion festival, better known as…

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How Good Deeds Can Help Your Duas to Be Answered

There are multiple narrations about bad deeds that can result in the rejection of duas, but only a few about the good deeds that can lead to them being answered. In this video, Shaykh Omar Suleiman talks to us about what these good deeds are — and how to increase your good deeds to increase…

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Islam Honors Daughters & Gives Them Special Status

A true Muslim’s life is full of virtues. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala creates several ways for us to do good deeds and get a reward. Even a husband spends on his family from his halal earning is considered as a reward for him.  Abu Mas’ud reported Allah’s Messenger (صَلَّى ٱللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) as saying: إِنَّ…

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How To Reclaim Your Spirituality After Spiritual Abuse

Author’s note: This article may contain triggering elements. If at any times you are triggered, please pause, check in with yourself, and do what you need to do to take care of yourself. Editor’s note: This article is in no way meant to substitute for medical or mental health advice from a trained and educated…

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We Need to Talk About Spiritual Abuse in Our Community

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I Gave up on Life. Then I Found Islam.

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How Prayer Changed My Life

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Hajj Now Has Women Guarding Mecca and Medina

In the past few years Saudi has gone through some significant changes under Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s plan to modernize the country. Some notable changes include: lifting the ban on women driving, women being able to travel without permission from guardians, and women having more control over family matters. Most of these reforms have…

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What Does Islam Say About Animal Welfare? 8 Muslim Vegetarians Share Thoughts On Eid Al-Adha

Every year around this time, there’s an intense debate about Eid Al-Adha and the associated animal sacrifice. Some vegetarian and vegan Muslims still participate in the sacrifice in order to feed others while declining to partake in the meat themselves. Others may adopt a “flexitarian” diet for the day and choose to consume the meat….

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What Is the Day of Arafah?

The Day of Arafah is regarded by scholars as the most blessed day of the year. The Prophet said, “There is no day on which Allah frees more people from the Fire than on the day of Arafah.” (Sahih Muslim) On this day, Muslims who are able should fast. Fasting for just this one day…