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Moutasem Atiya on Waraqa ibn Nawfal and the Messenger of Godﷺ, and what we can learn from Waraqa's response to his call.

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If Islam is to take off and thrive–not merely survive–in America then Muslims here will need to be imbued with the power to legitimize themselves and their environments around them.  This may result in differing cultural norms for Muslims in America that may, at the surface level, look different…

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You should realize that prayer upon the Prophet ﷺ is a ladder and means of [spiritual] ascent to arrive unto Allah. That is because sending prayers upon him ﷺ frequently engenders the Prophet’s love, and the Prophet’s love engenders Allah’s love, and Allah’s love for the servant attracts the…

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Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui discusses the calligraphic tradition of the hilya with a description of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

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Every year Muslims need to go through the usual battle about celebrating the Prophet's birthday. Two sides that claim love of the Prophet explaining why the other group is wrong. Sometimes there’s civility, but too often one will not let go until the other taps out in submission. The problem with…

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Can the Prophet be overpraised? Is commemorating his birth appropriate or not? Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui answers these questions.

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There is no doubt that, as of late, many Muslim women have decided to remove their head-scarves, despite a consensus among scholars that hijab is required. Oftentimes, when modesty as a virtue is discussed within our communities, the discussion almost always exclusively surrounds the modesty of…

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As we begin the calendar year of 2014, many of us will reflect on the previous year and contemplate ways to enrich our lives. Among the most common resolutions made around this time are those directly related to self-improvement such as weight loss, exercise and healthier eating, knowledge…

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It was New Year's Day.  Sami woke up, excited to see what 2014 had in store for him.  He washed his face and brushed his teeth.  Head? Check.  Nose? Check.  Ears? Check.  So far, the new year had not brought him anything new.  Sami ate breakfast, and looked at a book that he hoped to complete…

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The past decade or so has seen a growth of interest in the Muslim ‘cultural imperative.’  What will American Muslim culture look like? And what determines its validity?  What makes a culture what it is?

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