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By now you have either seen the youtube parody or heard the news of 60 reported women protest drivers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia yesterday..

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On this and every Friday, let us not forget the value of time and the precious opportunities Allah gives us. Even if we work all day, hustling between work, Jummah, and then back to work again, hardly taking a breath..

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Imagine a tree rooted in Anatolia, yet casting a wide shadow and bearing fruit that spreads and benefits the entire globe.  From Japan to America, individuals found rest under its shade, and were bestowed with abundant fruits satiating their spiritual thirst and hunger. This is a tree that…

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Reflecting on Divine Omnipotence should guide us to the reality that only through Divine Grace can we truly change ourselves, our communities, and our destination.

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So I have to admit I do have a Netflix account.  While sifting through suitable cartoons for the kids to watch, I come across the occasionally intriguing documentary.  One recent find was “ I Am” by  Tom Shadyac.  If his name escapes you, you may know some films he wrote/directed such as : Ace…

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The Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) said that wisdom is the lost property of a believer, wherever he/she finds it they have a right to it.  I think there is great wisdom in Chaplain Barry Black's comments to the house and senate.  

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“I hope that those pure of heart who look upon my works from now until the end of time and the day of judgement will regard me kindly, and when they see the earnestness of my endeavour and dedication remember me in the prayers.  May God’s will be done.” The greatest architect who lived and that…

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By Moutasem Atiya A young companion once came to the Messenger ﷺ asking for permission to fornicate. The companions present at the time erupted with rage and told him to stop talking. The Prophet ﷺ gently asked the young companion to sit by his side and—speaking to him very calmly—asked him if…

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There is a famous story that I learned in my childhood of a man who committed a great sin and then came to an Imam to ask him what to do. The Imam answered, “Seek God’s forgiveness.”  The man went away only to return a short time later to the Imam. “I have committed a great sin,” said the…

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Once the smoke of July 4th fireworks and grills wafts away it will probably dawn on you that Ramadan is less than a week away.   Anxiety about the long hours of fasting and the heat sets in.  Long gone is the winter Ramadans of your youth, where you would come home from school and nap for an…

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