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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

The Prophet's Guidance for New Muslim Youth

The Prophet's Guidance for New Muslim Youth
How did Prophet Muhammad deal with new Muslim youth? He recognized the youth as important individuals of society. They were encouraged to learn and grow...
Last Updated on Sunday, 21 June 2015 03:04

The Woman on the N Train: A Hijab Story

The Woman on the N Train: A Hijab Story
I walked in looking like an astronaut with metallic pink bell-bottom pants I had sewn myself. I enjoyed that time, because I felt freed from so much social pressure...
Last Updated on Thursday, 18 June 2015 08:57

Ramadan With and Without Others

Ramadan With and Without Others
Summers in southern Illinois are very hot—about 40°C (102°F) during the day—but we had an air-conditioner in the living room and I spent my weekdays in my air-conditioned office, so the heat did
Last Updated on Saturday, 06 June 2015 08:51

Ramadan Truly Brought Me Closer to Allah

Ramadan Truly Brought Me Closer to Allah
At that time, I was a Muslim only for half a year. As a new Muslim, I felt I couldn't be in a better place than this; the unity of Muslims, which I hadn't truly experienced before, was really touching
Last Updated on Saturday, 23 May 2015 05:14

A Friend Indeed

A Friend Indeed
The experience with Shelly definitely soured me from getting in touch with old friends from high school or college. How could my non-Muslim friends understand why I chose Islam?
Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 04:43

Attitude Towards Life is Like the Bridezilla

Attitude Towards Life is Like the Bridezilla
The more I sought material wealth, the more let down, distracted, and miserable I became. The closer I come to Allah, the more I remember Allah, the more fulfilled I become...
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:41

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