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My Years of Search: Shia-Sunni Dilemma (Part 2)

My Years of Search: Shia-Sunni Dilemma (Part 2)

I traveled to Iran after 32 years of hiatus. I had something in common with the scholars in Qom. But they were soon to find out that I was not really standing on the same footing with them...
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015 09:29

My Years of Search: Shia-Sunni Dilemma (Part 1)

My Years of Search: Shia-Sunni Dilemma (Part 1)
I recently returned from a 4-week trip to Iran, most of which I spent in the city of Qom, also known as the city of Shia Scholars and the treasure-chest for the researchers. This was my 2nd. trip...
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015 09:36

Even a Smile is Charity: A Life Example

Even a Smile is Charity: A Life Example
Why do many Muslims forget this important Sunnah? Smiling affects those around us in that it is actually contagious! Each time you smile at a person, their brain coaxes them to return the favor...
Last Updated on Monday, 20 July 2015 07:35

People Are Put in Our Lives For a Purpose

People Are Put in Our Lives For a Purpose
I had lost my job, couldn't pay my rent, and was trying to figure out how to go to Egypt to get married to my fiancé who I was planning to marry for almost a year. I was struggling to make ends meet.
Last Updated on Saturday, 11 July 2015 05:16

Diva's First Ramadan

Diva's First Ramadan
My first day was the hardest, it was Suhoor time and I had a large bowl of cereal and a small glass of water. Ramadan gave me the opportunity to develop a strong, powerful relationship with God.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 03:13

New Muslims Coping with Media Stereotypes

New Muslims Coping with Media Stereotypes
The media presents Islam as oppressing women particularly because of the dress code. They make these suppositions based on face value without reading into the purposes of hijab.
Last Updated on Thursday, 02 July 2015 11:22

My First Ramadan: A Blessing Wrapped in Endurance

My First Ramadan: A Blessing Wrapped in Endurance
My first Ramadan was in 2003. I found fasting is hardest in the last hour or so before you break fast. But this is when you should make the most supplication in a time when all prayers are answered...
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2015 12:03

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