Nabra Was Chosen

by Habeeba Husain Our hearts are heavy in these last days of Ramadan. The Muslim community lost a young, beautiful soul, 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen from Virginia some days ago. After completing the pre-dawn meal with her friends, she was on her way back to the mosque when a man took [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:44+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Night Prayer Experience

by Habeeba Husain One of my earliest memories of Ramadan is going with my family to the prayer space across the street from my house to participate in special prayers that take place during Ramadan nights called Taraweeh. As a seven-year-old, I would squeeze in between the taller women next [...]

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

The Place of Parents

by Habeeba Husain I call my parents Mummy and Baba. They are two people in my life I wish I gave more honor and appreciation to growing up. It is true what people say—you do not know what you have until it is gone. Thankfully, I still have both of [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:44+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

God or a Chocolate Chip Cookie?

With the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset. This is a requirement for all Muslim adults who are physically able. Nevertheless, many excited children fast for part of the day. A few days ago, my eight-year-old daughter was practicing fasting. I told her that when she feels [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:44+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|