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Mohammed Saleem

Mohammed Saleem is the editor-in-chief of ImanWire and contributor for Al-Madina Institute. He tweets at @imanwired.


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Ramadan is a boot camp for the soul, and in the last ten nights we should continue to build a fortress to keep our soul safe with four essential building blocks, while also striving to forgive one another and bury old grudges.

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Ramadan often elicits childhood memories of our parents going to extra lengths to make it special, so as we honor our mothers and fathers, perhaps it is also time that we as parents also give thanks to our children for the special gift they gave us. So to all our children, thanks for the sleepless…

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The day of Ashura is unfortunately not given its full due because we choose to observe it through the polarizing lens of our own personal ideology. Some observe Ashura as if the death of Imam Husain never happened on this day, while others observe Ashura as if only the death of Imam Husain happened…

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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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The first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah have unique rewards and opportunities, specifically for those of us who are not on Hajj.

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The Prophet asked why Bilal was late for prayer. His answer shows us why he is our master.

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Whether you watch the Super Bowl or not this weekend, don't be like those who sit on the sidelines every game. Many of us with unique talents stand by while our communities cry out to us for help. To give of ourselves is to thank God.

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The day of Ashura is unfortunately not given its full due because we choose to observe it through the polarizing lens of our own personal ideology. Some observe Ashura as if the death of Imam Husain never happened on this day, while others observe Ashura as if only the death of Imam Husain happened…

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While we preserve the Divine Names, we often neglect the names given to describe the Messenger ﷺ himself. It is a reflection of our modern disconnect with the Muhammadan reality that today we have largely forgotten these names.

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American Muslims, especially from the immigrant community, still struggle for relevancy because of a failure to integrate the call to Islam with the call to justice. This stems from a disservice to the legacy of Malcolm X, racism and an indifference to the Muslim convert.

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The destruction of the tomb of Imam an-Nawawi is evidence of a greater assault on the sacred, which feeds a pattern of violence throughout the world. The only remedy is in embracing the principles by which he lived.

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The Prophetic example is one of profound spirituality—and also humor. Why then is our community filled with gloom? Keeping it light helps put others at ease and has its own personal benefits, but it originates from within.

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After seeing our brothers and sisters praying Salat-ul-Istisqa (prayer for rain) in the Bay area this past weekend, and the subsequent rainfall, let us remember the story of the man who once interrupted the Prophet's khutbah, asking for rain:

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Frustrated that you haven't met your spiritual goals because of the burdens of family, work, and social responsibilities? Here are four things to remember to have a truly wonderful life and a positive impact on the world.

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Mandela did not just speak for the freedom of South Africans. He spoke for all those who were marginalized and oppressed, even when it was unpopular to do so. Even when he and his people were in the weakest position of all, he remained an advocate for the oppressed throughout the world. His world…

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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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The disruptive effects of Ramadan on our sleep pattern are well-known. Short-term spiritual adrenaline alone may help mitigate the effects briefly, but typically it is followed by a crash of fatigue, often at the times we want to be increasing our spiritual efforts. Persevering throughout the month…

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How can we break the cycle of perpetual "bros" in our community and cultivate chivalrous, selfless rijaal that are both confident in their masculinity and also sincere helpers and supporters of women? In this episode, we are joined by Shaykh Muhammad Mendes, the founding director of SacredService…

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Activists and scholars have at times struggled to be on the same wavelength, creating obstacles in communal efforts for both social justice and spiritual refinement. What are the roots of this disconnect, and how can they get on the same page? 

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History shapes the present and influences the future, but what if that history was turned on its head? What if we were to learn that African Muslims in the 18th century were pioneers in abolishing slavery and monarchy?

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For the past three years, Zaki Hasan and Parvez Ahmed have shed light on the life stories of American Muslims, from well-known scholars to artists and activists. Their show, Diffused Congruence, has become a resource for both Muslims and those of other faiths and backgrounds to learn about both the…

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How should American Muslims represent and talk about themselves? Is there a place for distinguishing between immigrant and indigenous communities, or is it a dichotomy that should be avoided? Who should drive and lead the agenda for the Muslim community in the future? These and other questions are…

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After memorizing the Qur'an as a child, Bilal Memon later forgot the Qur'an until re-learning it as an adult. Having experienced both the elation and frustration of the process of memorizing the Qur'an, he has dedicated himself to developing technology that will help Muslims more easily memorize…

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Racial and cultural divides continue to be a reality, despite the unique diversity of the American Muslim community.  In Part 2 of this series, we explore racism amongst immigrants and ways to move forward.

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Racial, cultural, and social divides have been a disturbing reality in Muslim communities throughout the United States, despite the unique diversity of the American Muslim community. At the forefront of this divide are the two largest demographics of American Muslims today: indigenous…

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