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This Is Why I’m so Grateful for My Islamic School

“Whoever travels a path in search of knowledge, God will make easy for him a path to Paradise.” With these words, our Prophet Muhammad emphasized the vitality of treading a path of knowledge, however far that distance may be. The Prophet’s words strengthen my resolve and commitment to continue and persevere in my quest to…

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Here’s Why Being Told You’re Privileged Isn’t Offensive

Have you ever tried explaining to someone that their perspective or experience is different from yours because they’re privileged in a way which you aren’t? Usually, the conversation doesn’t go well after that — it quickly becomes a conversation about how they’re “not privileged because…” They feel this need to defend themselves; to prove that…

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This Muslim-Owned Canadian Company Is Reaching New Levels With Their Inclusive Activewear for Muslims and Sikhs

With the rapidly growing industry of inclusive sportswear, it is vital to make sure that all minorities from all parts of the world should be represented and considered in a field so important. This is an issue especially in North America, where these minorities lie within bigger populations that are often represented easily and frequently…

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This Is What Made My Ramadan Experience in Iran so Perfect

I remember when I was about nine, we had just moved back to my parents’ home country of Iran, and I was starting to learn more and more about our culture and religion. For my first Ramadan, my parents said that I was allowed to fast, but it should be “kalle-gonjishki,” which basically means you’re…

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For My Friend Who “Isn’t Into Politics”

We’ve all been in that situation where, amidst a discussion about world issues, someone has said to us, “Oh, I’m not into politics.” What I’ve never understood is how someone can simply not be “into” politics. No one is asking you to like politics, because let’s face it, who does especially considering the trainwreck it…

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There’s Nothing Like Your First Muslim Women’s Day

March 27th, 2019 was the first year that I was a part of Muslim Women’s Day. Girl! It was a day I will never forget. It soon became apparent that there was much celebration all over the world, and I found myself feeling particularly proud to be a part of such a powerful movement. Muslim…

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Innocent Souls Slaughtered in Unhinged Attack on Jewish Community

Eleven innocent lives were brutally taken in what is said to be the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States, on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Among the victims were a 97-year-old woman, a husband and wife, and two brothers who were all attending Saturday-morning services inside the Tree of…

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Taking Back Islam

I write this post from the Karachi newsroom of The Express Tribune, a daily English newspaper in the “Islamic Republic” of Pakistan where Shias are being killed daily during Muharram, women are getting raped, robberies are an every day thing, and at least six people were killed daily here in Karachi in 2012. In all…

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The Impact of Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) Message

The state of the world before the arrival of our beloved Prophet (saw) is known as Jahiliyah. Jahiliyah literally translates to ‘Ignorance’ in English, but also refers to Arabian society before Islam. Many evils existed during that time, such as tribal warfare, killing of female babies, the abuse and degradation of women, greed, racism, the…