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    Are you a Fair-Weather Parent?

    By Lobna Youssef Mulla, National Tarbiya Director, MAS-Greater Los Angeles Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes And just what is a fair-weather parent, you ask? It’s the parent that wants to deal with their kids only when they are behaving, are cute, or are in a good mood. As parents, it is easy to love our children when… Continue reading »

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    Being a Collective – TIC West 2017

    By Reem Mohamed from MAS DC Estimated Reading Time: 2.5 Minutes I have been reading, “Oh Allah, You know that these hearts have come together in loving You” for years, almost every day, twice a day. I knew what the words meant, but I recited them automatically, unfeelingly. The first time I read this duaa (from… Continue reading »

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    The Message of Tolerance

    The Message of Tolerance by Fayez Khwaja MAS National Give Director “You may be shocked by these words coming from me. But on this pilgrimage, what I have seen, and experienced, has forced me to rearrange much of my thought-patterns previously held, and to toss aside some of my previous conclusions. This was not too… Continue reading »

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    Sticks and Stones

    Your Words, Your Choice by Lobna Youssef Mulla MAS National Tarbiya Director “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” This phrase is somewhat useful for children as a comeback to an insult. As we grow, however, we come to know the reality behind the power of words: they can… Continue reading »


    The Parable of a Tree

    Nothing But a Good Word By Lobna Youssef Mulla, MAS National Tarbiya Director As we saw in the President’s response to the tragic events last week in Charlottesville, words matter – good words, bad words, ugly, and the seemingly insignificant words. Whether we are communicating to others as parents, friends, coworkers, community members, and so on,… Continue reading »

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    A Post-Eclipse Reflection

    A Post-Eclipse Reflection By Fayez Khwaja On August 21st 2017, millions of people came out of their homes, schools, office buildings and comfort zones to view the eclipse. Some had traveled hundreds of miles, to be in the path of totality. The amount of effort, expense and time for some people were very high. The result, however,… Continue reading »

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    Signs for Those Who Reflect

    We are headed into some very interesting days. Our Creator is dazzling us with a show of his ability. There is a solar eclipse on August 21. While the science behind it is now understood, don’t lose sight of the One who created the science. Imagine if the sun went dark. What power do we have… Continue reading »

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    Post-Ramadan Survival Guide

    By Lobna Mulla, MAS Tarbiya Director Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes One week after Eid, many of us are back to our routines of eating during the day, sleeping through the night, and feeling, well, not as spiritual as we felt during Ramadan. What can we do to reap the most benefit from last month’s… Continue reading »

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    Ramadan Bites 28, 29

    Ramadan Bites 28, 29 Nut Roast and Pumpkin Casserole     Image courtesy of http://www.redonline.co.uk/ Nut Roast Nutritional Benefits: Olive oil is high in antioxidants (preventing free radical cell damage) and monounsaturated fats (good fats). It has also been mentioned in the Quran many times, “And (We brought forth) a tree issuing from Mount Sinai which produces… Continue reading »

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    Ramadan Bites 26, 27

    Ramadan Bites 26, 27 Spicy Cauliflower Stir Fry Mushrooms in a Creamy Garlic Sauce     Spicy Cauliflower Stir Fry Nutritional Benefits: Cauliflower is from the cruciferous vegetables that have cancer fighting properties, particularly due to the sulfur compound, sulforaphane. This also improves blood pressure and kidney function. It is high in vitamin C, K,… Continue reading »