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About Your Faith

About Faith

-from an excerpt in Nahjol Balagha

(1) It is a road that is crystal-clear, inundated with light.

(2) Faith leads you to good deeds, and good deeds lead to faith. [rest of excerpt continues at end of post]

Notes on faith. Don’t let it wither, don’t let it dry out. I know how busy everyday life can get, I truly do, but you need to stop for a minute and take a breather. Continue reading

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Blog Post, Questions, Spiritual Matters

Your Cultural Practices aren’t Islam

Somewhere in my spiritual journey a few years ago, I began questioning so many of the things I, and the other muslims around me did. Mistreatment of gays/lesbians, calling certain races superior or inferior to others, not mixing with people of different muslim sects, etc.

Why, I wondered, did we do all this? Continue reading

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Hijab Life, Other

Hijabi Girl with Martin Starr and Paul Wesley?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

How many of you have heard of the Amira & Sam movie which came out yesterday? The trailer is at the end of this post if you haven’t.

The reason I’m bringing this up, is that the heroine, Amira, isn’t just an arab girl who happens to be from Iraq, she is portrayed as a hijabi girl in the movie. A hijabi girl. Playing the lead. In an American movie!  Continue reading

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Why Muslims got the better Deal when it came to Prejudice

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

I know you might not agree with the title. Or you might be skeptical and think: “Why would anyone write something like this?”. But this is something that needs to be addressed, because there’s too many Muslim Americans now a days, who are spending too much time being upset over the prejudice they face. And they need to know that we’ve actually received the lighter load when it comes to hate crime against people of other races and religion. If you look at the way people in the world have reacted previously to the threats and prominence of other racial or religious groups, the reactions were much more extreme than what we’re getting today.  Continue reading

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