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Muhammad Noor

Muhammad Noor is a flawed Prophetic follower, husband, daddy,
Chicago Cub fan, Financial Consultant, and reluctant faith leader in
DC.  He studied the basic Islamic Sciences under Shaykh Khalil
Al-Majdalawi. Noor currently is a board member of many faith-based
initiatives and is committed to the belief that we can each be a
continuation of Prophetic action in the world.


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Zaynab the daughter of Fatiimah, shines out as a paragon of speaking truth to power in the aftermath of the tragic events of Karbala. Our Prophet and her grandfather advised us that the best form of struggle was "a word of truth in front of a tyrannical ruler".

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The lives and actions of the grandsons of our Messenger, although seemingly different, are in reality not. Their actions and destinies are united in their concern for the preservation of faith and life. 

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Few seek, and yet fewer find a mentor that through mastery and gentle patience can take them by the hand and assist them in not only in finding faith, but finding themselves.

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More than any other sport in the American consciousness baseball holds arguably the most symbolism to life and spirituality. A long-suffering Cubs fan reflects on the lessons Muslims can take from the historic World Series win of the Chicago Cubs after a drought of 108 years.

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Muslims in the U.S that either stand actively or passively for furthering equality and eliminating the income and wealth gap at home cannot simply ignore their responsibility to question the machine that allows them to perform sacred rites at the cost of human rights. 

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What would happen if American Islam and mosques devalued male participation and started to see a decline in male attendance as in other faith traditions? Would mosques dare become more civil and organized without board tantrums, would we only hear of love and mercy? Or would we see the emasculation…

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The only way to reconstitute a faith that long ago succumbed to suspicion over erudition, replacing its theological proofs for idealized ideological truths, is by confronting theories and absurdities head on.

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While the Muslim world overwhelmingly rejects the actions of ISIS, the group claims their actions as valid interpretations of the sacred law. If such interpretations are drawn from traditional legal manuals, are the rebuttals to the claims of ISIS just apologetics from critics derided as…

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In light of recent events involving homegrown youth, we need to ask ourselves, "Why?" You may not be able to change global politics, but you may be able to change a young man or woman’s mind. We have the ability within ourselves to change the outcome. 

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At the root of our decisions that propel us to action, or stagnate in our procrastination, is the purity of our intention.  When we are spiritually mature are intentions become habitually pure.                 

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The Muslim psyche has been obsessed with a placebo of both false premise and hope: the Islamic State.  Before ISIS, Al-Qaeda & Boko, and before our collective religious ethics were martyred in its cause, this “state” was a figment of imagination born out of desperation, not…

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Not unlike our current discourse amongst indigenous and immigrant communities, stereotypes and mistrust in Muslim Spain a millennia ago eroded religious camaraderie.

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We all take off our shoes. Why? And is it possible that by giving import to this seemingly mundane act we can be better at imbibing meaning to each act of prayer and possibly life?

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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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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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The conversations stirred by recent literature, like Salaam, Love,  only mimic what has been whispered in our homes and houses of worship for decades: Muslim American culture is shifting. These tell-all intimate portraits, exorcizing communal guilt and shame,  may serve to "humanize” Muslims and…

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All unhappiness and stagnation result from a feeling that you are at the mercy of the world and the people in it. But what a joy it is, what a major shift to strength and power, when you recognize you are at the mercy of God and his Strength & Power.

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Labeling can have negative impact on how individuals see each other and themselves, hampering bonds. Stigma is a powerfully negative label that changes a person's self-concept and social identity.  Often those in a perceived majority or norm seek to alienate any perceived variance via the vehicle…

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In a world where neglect or mock grief masquerade as following the example of the best of creation, peace & blessings upon him & his family, we are often remiss of the reality that we have a choice (ikhtiyar) to whom we love and honor.  Many of the faithful claim to love the Prophet (peace &…

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The word "Tarbiyyah" linguistically means increase, growth, and loftiness. Al Raghib Al-Asbahani explains that the word Tarbiyyah in Arabic means “to cause something to develop from stage to stage until reaching its completion."  Are you growing into your full…

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