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In the wake of the recent controversy at the RIS convention, Dr. Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, a professor of anthropology and African American studies and author of "Muslim Cool: Race, Religion and Hip Hop in the United States", and Moutasem Atiya from Al-Madina Institute discuss the issues at hand,…

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Many of us are deeply shaken by the bloodshed and violence meted out against innocent people in the world.  We see images and hear the stories of — among so many others — the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in Burma, the calculated starvation of the people of Yemen, brutality against black lives…

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When we come to Salah, where are we going? We’re supposed to be going to whom?  To Allah – to liqā Allah (meeting Allah) in Salah. So if in that walk or drive or coming to Salah we are not energized in this way, if we come for the wrong reasons and we come lazy and bored, then that’s a sign that…

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Over the past five years many of us have been struggling to make sense of the carnage we see in Syria. In the past two days alone those feelings have been intensified as we witness children, women and men suffer in ways we wouldn't wish upon our worst enemy.  Each one of us can help in being a…

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How can we connect with the Prophet? Our Islamic education on the Prophet's life often lacks the spiritual, introspective and personal component that effects change in our own life. 

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In an age where being busy and constantly on the go is praised, we need to emphasize the importance of staying silently still. 

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My blessed Prophet  I have never seen your face  but you are always in my heart  I cannot grasp your beauty  but your reality  is the key to my existence

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Water is life. Whether its in our wudu or standing with Standing Rock, honoring water is central to the Shariah and our relationship with God and others. 

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Few seek, and yet fewer find a mentor that through mastery and gentle patience can take them by the hand and assist them in not only in finding faith, but finding themselves.

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CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) programs have been a source of controversy in the Muslim American community, yet there is a lack of clarity in the discussion as to what CVE is. Is it a black and white issue as both its proponents and critics make it seem? In this episode, Alejandro Beutel, a…

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