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The lives and actions of the grandsons of our Messenger, although seemingly different, are in reality not. Their actions and destinies are united in their concern for the preservation of faith and life. 

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“Ḥusain belongs to me and I belong to Ḥusain.  O God, love anyone who loves Ḥusain! 

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Civilizations traditionally honor persons and institutions that contributed to their moral, intellectual and technological progress. Likewise, when societies lose the tradition of venerating their stellar persons who came before them, it is a clear sign of their decline, for societies cannot have…

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The first ten days of Muharram should be used to draw closer to what is pleasing to Allah, renew our consciousness towards obeying Him and to avoid being agents of oppression.

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Imam Ali said, “Study the Qur’an for it is the best of speech. Teach it to others for it is like the springtime of hearts.” We are in need of a return to a simpler way of approaching the Qur’an: by actually reading it.  

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A new Hijrah year is a new beginning, a time to start fresh. Our predecessors, in choosing it as the beginning of the Islamic calendar, recognized it not only marked a new civilization, but a new realm of human possibility, where the soul is liberated, and society is freed from injustice and…

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What role does our religious identity play in how we conduct ourselves and how we are perceived in modern academia? In this episode, we talk about teaching religious studies post-Trump, and the debate over the role of academics engaging broader audiences to combat racism and Islamophobia after the…

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For every pilgrim, going to Hajj and making visitation to al-Madinah al-Munawwarah are both communal experiences as well as deeply personal.  Though this year was not my first pilgrimage, it contained a set of different experiences and lessons for myself yet had the familiar. I’d like to share a…

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I’ll be honest: being happily married in this day and age comes with difficult hurdles and challenges for everyone, but being married to a shaikh or daee often compounds them.

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