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I'm sure most people on Facebook have already seen the video--hijabi hipsters (really we should just call them hipsters with head scarves, because contrary to popular conception, hijab is more than the scarf) basically loitering and doing nothing with pop music in the background. We have a…

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Modern society and science have a terrible habit of concerning themselves with the physical, perceptible world, while turning a blind eye to the more powerful world of the unseen. In reality, slavery is more than chains and shackles, sweatshops and prostitution rings. The physical component of…

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In the city of Bursa, the Ulu Camii is famous for its 192 inscriptions that adorn its walls, considered amongst the greatest examples of Islamic calligraphy. At its center, however, lies a fountain which to this day is a great example of the relationship between leadership, responsibility,…

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He called people to realize this existence through love. He saw that love is only real when it leads to the One.  Mawlana Rumi loved Allah. To him, love was the means, not the goal! Al-Madina's group, now visiting Turkey on their spiritual tour, made a stop in Konya to visit Mawlana Rumi. Here…

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The classic Talaa AlBadr, the song commemorating the arrival of the Prophet in Madina, remixed with additional lyrics to reflect the state of the hearts, pain, hope, and immense love of the Prophet that Muslims feel. It is through this love that we connect with ourselves, the community, and most…

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What is the role of an imam? How does it differ from other religious traditions? And how is it seen specifically in the American Muslim context?

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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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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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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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