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Makkah: The Kingdom of Hearts

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Nov 6, 2016 · 7 min read

“Indeed, there is in the body a morsel of flesh, if it is sound and wholesome, then the whole body will be sound and wholesome and if it...

Are We Making Halal Bacon Haram? | The Need to Understand

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Oct 27, 2016 · 6 min read

“Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim.” (Al-Tirmidhi) When I was younger, one of my cousins told me that saying the...

Where’s the Baby?

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Oct 10, 2016 · 6 min read

This piece has been co-authored by my wife, Safa Munim. The questions began just a few weeks into our marriage. Whenever I attended the...

Delving Through Layers of Sabr

Shaziya Barkat
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Oct 3, 2016 · 6 min read

It’s all a vivid memory. I remember those sunny afternoons filled with young, bright laughter and the arms that raised me and my cousins...

In Love with Love

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May 13, 2016 · 6 min read

There’s something about romantic love that captivates the growing mind. It’s a new emotion, a kind of love different from the love our...

The Blank Canvas of Generosity

Shaziya Barkat
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Feb 11, 2016 · 4 min read

An encouraging smile as you pass a stranger. An uplifting word to a brother or sister. A brief moment of full attentiveness as a friend...

A Letter to My Son

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Jan 2, 2016 · 4 min read

My Dear Son, I’ve dreamt of you many times, of what you’ll look like, sound like, act like. In my dreams you are everything I had...

On Being A Woman

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Dec 30, 2015 · 4 min read

Here I am on my soapbox again, bringing out my feminist writer’s pen. Angry and irritated? Yes I am, and don’t tell me not to raise my...

Follow the Path of Resilience

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Oct 20, 2015 · 5 min read

Through patience and persistence, follow the path of resilience. Keep on fighting despite what comes your way. You may be knocked down one...

#WhoIsMuhammad

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Jan 30, 2015 · 8 min read

Spurred by the tragic terror attacks in Paris, Muslims took to social media in January to positively reclaim the image of the Prophet...

11 Tips to Consider When Proposing for Marriage

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Jan 20, 2015 · 13 min read

A couple of years ago, I was finishing college and beginning to seriously consider marriage. Like many others, I wasn’t sure how to...

At the Heart of it All

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Aug 29, 2014 · 5 min read

His brightly polished royally brown oxfords tapped along the cool morning pavement as he rushed to who knows where on a brisk morning....