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Changing the Face of American Politics

Young Muslims are coming out of their shell and running for office and local seats. A handful of Muslims are slowly going against the tide and working their way into American politics. The anti-Islamic movement was set into motion in America after 9/11. Hate crimes and discrimination are on the rise. This situation has only …

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OF BONDS AND TAWAKKUL

A TALE OF FRIENDSHIP THAT STOOD THE TEST OF TIME Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah’s Apostle SAW saying, “Anybody who spends a pair of something in Allah’s Cause will be called from all the gates of Paradise – ‘O Allah’s slave! This is good.’ He who is amongst those who pray will be called …

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AXING YOUR OWN LEG

Story of capturing of the third holiest site in Islam due to the faulty nature of Muslims The Crusades can be safely marked as the most vigorous era in the Muslim and Christian worlds, heavily laden with heroic tales of chivalry, bravery, and determination of legends of those times. The monumental struggle that the Crusades saw …

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DON’T LET A WISHBONE GROW WHERE A BACKBONE SHOULD BE

Labelled as a terrorist by some, Ahed is hailed as a hero amongst fellow Palestinians for standing up to a soldier. Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian activist from the small village of Nabi Salih in the Israeli occupied West Bank, has been protesting against the siege for a long time now along with her clan. She caught media attention …

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THE X-FACTOR

Based on the true account of a robust bond between Malcolm X and Mohammad Ali. Malcolm X found a great potential in Ali to spread the message of Nation of Islam (NOI) and Ali found the anchor he had been looking for. Cassius Clay, decided to declare his faith to the whole world once he …

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I Was Forced To Accept Islam

By Danielle LoDuca I never aspired to be a Muslim. I didn’t even want to be a Christian. The whole concept of ‘organized religion’ was distasteful. I sought to use my mind, not resort to some ancient book for assistance in living my life. If you had offered me millions of dollars to join one …

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Important Female in Islamic History

We bring to you a few selective  female figures of our Islamic history who, untainted by the patriarchy and cultures that stifle women today, exercised the rights that Islam had granted her. Nusayba bint Ka’ab Known by her nickname Umm Umarah, she was a female warrior who courageously defended the Prophet (S.A.W) in several battles …

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inspiring story of a brahmin turned shaikh

WHO WROTE YOUR HADITH? Read the Inspiring Story of A Brahmin turned Sheikh

Sheikh Ziya Ar-Rehman Azmi is the dean of Department of Hadith, Madina University. Contrary to the expectations of many who would consider him to come from a downright religious, Islamic family, our Sheikh was born in a conservative Brahmin family in India. Taught from a very young age to stay segregated from people of other …

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The Unbudging Revert: A story of Faith vs family and nation

Hadiya’s story is a classic example of women’s rights suffering a severe blow under the shadow of patriarchy and a biased judicial system. In today’s time when many don’t have the courage to hold down their fort when the wind blows in the other direction, Hadiya is an extraordinary example of a strong courageous woman …

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My first trip to Makkah

Imaan high! The story of a revert mother-daughter from Australia. Melissa Lucas and her 52 year old mother live in Australia. They were new reverts having a hard time and looking for an imaan boost. The story trails back to 2013 when Melissa was a member of “Hadith of the Day“, a social media group, …

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