A Real Ramadan

Habeeba Husain Another Ramadan is upon the Muslims of the world. This is a month many Muslims look forward to so they can recharge their spiritual selves. Giving up food, drink, and marital intimacy during the daylight hours—which are all completely permissible in any other month—is a way to show [...]

2017-12-15T22:19:03+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Do Not Be Afraid To Read

Habeeba Husain I used to go to Sunday School when I was little, a childhood experience to which many Muslims can relate. We would learn short chapters from the Quran, lessons about the Prophets, supplications, and other tidbits of knowledge about Islam. At one Sunday School graduation, (think: end of [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:44+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

What is it Like Wearing Hijab

Habeeba Husain Before delving into this topic, one must understand every Muslim woman will answer the question, “What is it like wearing hijab?” differently. Muslim women are certainly not monolithic, and people’s experiences vary greatly due to a number of factors including location, age, background, and much more. That being [...]

2017-12-19T18:10:51+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Spirituality of Fasting

The Sweet Taste of Hunger: The Spirituality of Fasting Ramadan is a special month for Muslims throughout the world. It is a time where Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset in hopes of becoming closer to God. Fasting is one of the pillars of Islam. We are constantly bombarded with [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:45+00:00 May 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Between Hope and Fear

Habeeba Husain Much of Islam is about balance and moderation, that ever-so-famous middle road. To know Islam endorses this is a very comforting thought. It’s especially important to keep this aspect of the religion in mind when coming upon verses about fearing and keeping hope in Allah. One particular scene [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:45+00:00 May 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Qurʾān’s Challenge

Muslims believe the Qurʾān to be God’s words revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. The Qurʾān’s divine origin accounts for the reverence Muslims have for the holy book. When recited the Qurʾān is a powerful and compelling communication of God’s words. The Qurʾān is rhythmic, but not [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:45+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|