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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 »


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    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 »


  • Ramadan Bites 24, 25


    Ramadan Bites 24, 25 North African Couscous Tiger Shrimp Curry North African Couscous Nutritional Benefits: Peppers are high in vitamin B6, E and C, (important for the immune system and skin). They contain several phytochemicals and carotenoids, particularly beta-carotene, (antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits). (Chilies provide similar nutrients) Peppers also contain Lutein important for eye health…. Continue reading »


  • Ramadan Bites: 22, 23


    Ramadan Bites 22, 23: Spicy Fish Cutlets Fresh Fig Salad Spicy Fish Cutlets with Tamarind Date Sauce Nutritional Benefits: Haddock is an excellent source of protein (This delays stomach emptying, keeping you feeling fuller longer, prevents spikes in blood sugar levels, and requires more calories to metabolize than carbs, helping you to lose weight.), very… Continue reading »