Essay

Makkah: The Kingdom of Hearts

“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...

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

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

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Where’s the Baby?

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...

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Delving Through Layers of Sabr

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...

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In Love with Love

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...

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The Blank Canvas of Generosity

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...

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A Letter to My Son

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...

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On Being A Woman

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...

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Follow the Path of Resilience

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

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#WhoIsMuhammad

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

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