Going All Night For Laylat al-Qadr

This post is late because I slept in after taking suhoor (pre-dawn meal) this morning. I slept in because I’m staying up all night for Laylat al-Qadr, or “The Night of Power/Decree.” Laylat al-Qadr is one of the most anticipated dates on the Islamic calendar during Ramadan because tradition holds that on this night, the […]

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The Conversion/Reversion of Sister Sundus Michele

Today I thought I’d shut up for a while and give the mic to someone else! Our post today is a conversion story by Congregation member Sundus Michele, and how she converted/reverted to a Muslim. ————- I was raised in a Christian home. My life as a very young child revolved around the church. My father, grandfather […]

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Can Muslim Men Beat Their Wives?

“Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has given the one more (strength) than the other, and because they support them from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient, and guard in (the husband’s) absence what Allah would have them guard. As to those women on whose part ye fear […]

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Iftar Dinner at the Masjid

Islam, while indeed a personal faith, is more visibly communal–especially during the holy month of Ramadan. And if you plan on experiencing communal Islam only once, attend and iftar dinner at your local masjid. Here, you’ll get a taste of just about everything within the faith physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

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Hate Algebra? Thank the Muslims.

Math, particularly algebra, was my worst subject in school. My blood pressure and tension rose every time I entered the classroom. Even in college the numbers and letters terrified me. I passed the classes, but barely. I remember sitting in class wondering who invented this stuff so I could go home, make a voodoo doll […]

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