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    Feel the Fever – Hearts4Humanity Campaign


    By Hana Alasry from Detroit Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes “The parable of the believers in their affection, mercy, and compassion for each other is that of a body. When any limb aches, the whole body reacts with sleeplessness and fever.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5665, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2586 If you read the above passage and… Continue reading »


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    The Adab (Perfection of Character) of Disagreeing


    By Munther El-Alami from Boston Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes In the name of Allah (swt), The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful, “When you’re involved in work for the sake of Allah, one of the greatest fitna (here best translated as temptation) you’ll experience is in dealing with the people you work with.” I heard… Continue reading »


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    Usra-Less


    By Maha Ezzeddine from Detroit Estimated Reading Time: 4 Minutes I’ve attended nine different usras* in four states, trudging through rain, rush hour, and snowstorms; high school, college, grad school, and motherhood; after fajr, after isha, and anytime in between. But for the last two years, I suffered an usra-less spell. The repercussions alarmed me and… Continue reading »


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    Growing Up in Fear


    By Najoa Bouzidi from Dallas Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Abu Huraira reported, “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘If Allah wants to do good to a person, He afflicts them with trials.’” (Sahih Bukhari) The pains we endure…how we wish they would *poof*, disappear. We hope that this Presidency would hurry up and disappear, along with all… Continue reading »


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    …An “On the Muslim Ban”


    By Hana Alasry from Detroit Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes 1/29/17 12:23 AM: EDIT: ALTHOUGH THE ACLU HAS BLOCKED THE MUSLIM BAN IN COURT (ALHAMDULILLAH), THE CONTENT OF THIS POST IS STILL ASTONISHINGLY RELEVANT. WE HAVE 4 YEARS TO GO.  I’M GLAD TO SEE THAT WITHIN A SINGLE COURSE OF WRITING, SO MUCH  PROGRESS HAS… Continue reading »


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    A Letter to Our New President


    By Ayah Chehade from Chicago Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes A letter to our new President: Dear Donald, Thank you. And I mean this sincerely. Here’s why: For a while now, I’ve been praying for clarity – for God to clear the path for me and show me exactly what it is that I should… Continue reading »


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    Do You Find Yourself Becoming a News Junkie?


    By Fayez Khwaja from Atlanta Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes Do you find yourself turning to the internet often to find out the next bit of news about the presidential transition? Do you find yourself scanning Facebook for the next story posted by this friend or that friend? Ask you yourself why. Always ask why. Why… Continue reading »


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    Not The End – HLF5


    By Tasnim El Mezain from San Diego Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes It was like November 2008 all over again…as the days come to a closing end. My stomach tied up, my heart sunken deep, my lungs constricted. Besides physically battling a cold, also mentally trying to overcome a pivotal point in history. Will the… Continue reading »


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    Today I Pledge…


    By Lana Safah, Marketing and Communications Director Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute I picked up my phone to silence my alarm, only to have the inevitable knock the remnants of slumber clear across the room. Today was The Day. January 20th, 2017. Today… Today is the day many women, minorities and especially people of color, immigrants,… Continue reading »


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    AYM Prep 5 – Complete Your Mission


    Prep 1 | Prep 2 | Prep 3 | Prep 4 | Prep 5  By Nabintou Doumbia, AYM Team Estimated Reading Time: Worth It Why did you go to AYM? Before or, at least, immediately after having arrived in Florida, did you give yourself a chance to look at the state of your spiritual, physical, emotional, and… Continue reading »