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We want to be a beloved community in the eyes of American society, and that is an important and legitimate struggle, but our first priority, and sole concern really, is to be beloved in God’s eyes.

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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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Even though the Qur’an itself honors them, in an age of sectarianism, Muslims who seek to mention the Prophetic Household are accused of either deviancy or discord. As the gap between polarizing opposites widens, restoring the rightful place of Ahl-ul-Bayt in our discourse is the first step to help…

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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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“Ḥusain belongs to me and I belong to Ḥusain.  O God, love anyone who loves Ḥusain! 

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Civilizations traditionally honor persons and institutions that contributed to their moral, intellectual and technological progress. Likewise, when societies lose the tradition of venerating their stellar persons who came before them, it is a clear sign of their decline, for societies cannot have…

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For every pilgrim, going to Hajj and making visitation to al-Madinah al-Munawwarah are both communal experiences as well as deeply personal.  Though this year was not my first pilgrimage, it contained a set of different experiences and lessons for myself yet had the familiar. I’d like to share a…

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I’ll be honest: being happily married in this day and age comes with difficult hurdles and challenges for everyone, but being married to a shaikh or daee often compounds them.

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Unprecedented for the time and place, the Prophet ﷺ dismantled caste systems and divisions of ethnic and class superiority, going beyond simple toleration. He ﷺ brought together communities of every background.

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Being without a smartphone was about so much more than detaching from the nafsee-self — it was a call for reattaching to the heart.

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