A 1400 Year Old Tradition

Habeeba Husain   Growing up, my family was fortunate enough to live across the street from a prayer space, or musalla. In Islam, men are encouraged to offer the five daily prayers in congregation, and the space in the building across the street allowed my brother and father [...]

2017-12-29T16:15:46+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|


An individual’s character is one of the most important aspects of Islam. Perfecting one’s character is something every Muslim must strive for. In doing so, one must be conscious of internalizing values such as integrity, honesty, compassion,  justice and tolerance. However, it must all begin with faith: the essential character [...]

2017-12-20T17:38:13+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Spiritual Awakening

By Mahbubur Rahman Leading lives fully conscious of God We, human beings, of past, present and future, are in absolute need of Divine grace and the opportunity to earn His pleasure. Our human power — no matter how great — can’t give us immortality and eternal bliss. With or without [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:04+00:00 January 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|

My Five Fs (+1) for Fulfilment

Daliah Merzaban Key components of happiness I have been thinking lately about what brings me fulfilment in life, and I discovered that the key components of my general satisfaction and happiness at this moment in time could be summed up in five words, all of which start with the [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:23+00:00 January 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Attitude of Gratitude

By Saadia Z. Yunus “When it rains, it really does pour,” she said aloud. “Why do horrible things happen to me?” It was just too easy to think this way, to look around and see that so many people had it better than her. She had lost her job and [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:30+00:00 December 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

What We Should Be Teaching Our Children

Zaid Shakir Islamic teachings for children When we talk about Islamic education and our children, the discussion usually revolves around strictly academic issues related to technical aspects of curriculum development, testing standards and methodologies, balancing between secular and religious education, and similar concerns. Sometimes we miss the greater objective [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:31+00:00 November 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

The Complete Islamic Personality

By Jamaal Diwan Personal development according to Islamic teachings Islam is a holistic system that impacts all areas of a person’s life. To this effect, Imam Hasan Al-Banna, a famous Muslim scholar, says, “A Muslim should strive to attain a strong body, good character, cultured thought. He should be able [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:34+00:00 November 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Faith: Belief in the Unseen

By Lamya HamadIslam places great importance on having faithIn order to become a Muslim, a person must testify, “I bear witness that there is no God but the One God, and Muhammad is a Messenger of God.” A Muslim must believe this without ever having seen God or Muhammad. Faith, [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:35+00:00 October 31st, 2014|Uncategorized|

A Muslim View on Respecting Life

By Suzy Ismail Life’s fragility should remind us of the greatness of God, and the goodness of God’s creation should inspire us to respect life. Adapted from remarks made in the Princeton University Chapel for Respect Life Sunday.   In a world preoccupied with material wealth and convenience, the [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:57+00:00 October 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|
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