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Moutasem Atiya

Moutasem Atiya is the Director and Co-founder of Al-Madina Institute.


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By Moutasem Atiya & Hasan Awan, M.D. It is probably the most common New Year’s resolution. We have likely made it ourselves, or have heard it from countless friends and family. It goes something like "This year I will lose weight and get fit." The stampede to the gym ensues, and about three…

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Aisha once asked the Prophet Muhammadﷺ to make a dua (supplication) for her. He responded, "Oh God! Forgive Aisha's past and future transgressions, both those which are hidden and those which are apparent!"

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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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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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I loved the X-Men, A band of diverse mutants with special powers uniting to fight evil.  Wolverine was my favorite; he has these super sharp adamantium claws that can retract from the top of his hand, not to mention his super healing ability.  Then there was Cyclops, he would shoot plasma rays…

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It was narrated that during the time of Prophet Moses alayhi as-salaam (peace be upon him) two men had passed away.  One was considered to be righteous, the other to be a sinner.  Allah (swt) revealed to Moses that the perceived righteous man was in damnation while the sinner had been forgiven. …

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Ramadan this year is a spiritual P90x of sorts, taking our bodies and spirits to the limits.  Most of us will be fasting sixteen-hour days in sweltering temperatures.  Top that off with Isha prayers that commence at 10:30pm and a tarawih that finishes past midnight, and this will be a Ramadan to…

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There was a time in history when Christmas was more than getting thirty percent off the newest flat-screen at BestBuy, or anticipating Macy’s super holiday sale.   There was a time when it was a celebration of Jesus the son of Mary.  As Muslims we can argue the  origins of Christmas until we are…

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We often get so swept up in the routine of life that we take our marriages for granted.  Thankfully Allah has given us a perfect portrait in the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him and his family) to help break that routine.  Here are five practical and powerful essons from the Messenger to…

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Given the current world affairs, I recently walked into a local prayer hall expecting to hear words filled with advice on loving the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him and his family) and living the Prophetic example.  Instead, a young, over zealous fellow, feeling the need to…

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It was an amazing tale of attempted seduction. Yusuf (peace be upon him) lived for years in the house of Zulekha, a woman of beauty, power and influence. Day in and day out, Zulekha was exposed to his physical allure, a composition so stunning that the Messenger Muhammad [peace be upon him and…

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It was the third year after the hijrah, during the middle of the blessed month of Ramadan.  God had blessed Fatima, daughter of the Messenger of Allah, with her first son.  Ali, the boy’s father, recounts the story himself : “ When Hasan was born, I originally named him Harb [War], so the…

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Far removed from the comforts of the palace of Pharaoh he once called home, Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) now toiled in the desert of Egypt for days. As blazing sun scorched his skin and his feet ached from the long journey, his stomach wailed of hunger and thirst. With the physical world…

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AbdurRahman Depeler is a young award-winning calligrapher from Konya, Turkey. Inspired by the masters of old, AbdurRahman brings a unique style to his work, making him one of the most sought after calligraphers of our time. He shared his thoughts with Moutasem Atiya in this interview for ImanWire.

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For many, master calligrapher Hasan Celebi is seen as the reviver of Islamic calligraphy of our time, a living legend. Having started his life as an imam, Celebi's heart was filled with the words of God and His Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him). He took an interest in calligraphy and has been…

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