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When someone accepts Islam we often feel happiness for the person. Once someone is a Muslim however, we often times do not have that same feeling of joy when that person appears to be elevated by God in a more meaningful connection to Him or His Prophet.

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Time has value, hence the phrase time is money. There is a common shared knowledge among self-aware beings that this abode, this station, and this world, is temporal. The way of life for a Muslim is one that necessarily makes its adherents aware of the value of time, as believers bow and prostrate…

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There is something sticky about human-to-human. In this day and age of Youtube, podcasts, and other forms of electronic communications, many of us are turning to technology for our spiritual development. But it can’t be stated enough that face-to-face human interaction is the ultimate form of…

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Although we cannot control the judgments others may make of us based solely on our appearance, we can try to control the way we perceive and judge others. Ultimately our goal is to not focus on the things we see with our eyes, but to focus on the realities that we perceive with our…

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NASA announced this week the discovery of 715 new planets. This discovery, along with modern theoretical physics, may now shed light on a Qur'anic commentary from Ibn Abbas fifteen hundred years ago. 

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If Allah divides humanity into three ranks and includes many from the earlier generations to be closest to Allah, how can we ever hope to have an equal reward? Here are a few things you can do to be counted, inshallah, amongst those who excel for Allah.

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As someone who has helped collect and sort donated items in the past, and know many who do this on a regular basis, I’ve come across my fair share of surprises —the amazingly generous, the bad, and the ugly.  The question becomes, given the importance of charity amongst Muslims and the status…

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Forty-five years a slave before regaining his freedom, Mahmoud Yaro’s life and character should inspire the roots of our collective community, reflecting the complexity of the struggles and triumphs of Muslims living in America, and bridging the immigrant and indigenous local identities.

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Having cofounded Al-Madina Institute, I have come to know many amazing Muslims doing some really wonderful work.  Below is a list of ten Muslims from across the globe that deserve to be recognized for their work.

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All over the Americas, Muslim Africans wrote the Qur'an and other sacred texts from memory, distributed selections to the faithful, converted others, and established networks.  What is pertinent to us as we contemplate our own legacy as American Muslims is what will remain of our contributions and…

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