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Impact of COVID-19: Violence in the Home

*This is the first part of a series of post related to the impact of COVID-19 Like ripples in water, the whole world is experiencing the waves of the COVID-19 pandemic. And with each wave, we are trying to find ways to cope with this “new normal”. Although some of the…

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Ramadan 2020: Prayers of, by, and for the People

Shahrullah-al-Moazzam. Shehrullah. Share-ullah. Share Allah.  “Shehrullah” literally translates to “the month of Allah” in Arabic. Or is it in Persian? In a mix of the two? To be honest with you, I couldn’t really care less which exact language it is; or rather, I am out of energy to find…

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Faith in the Time of Corona

I love it when people come together to share an experience. It could be eating in packed restaurants, standing in long lines for concerts or new phones, or packed sports events.  Basically, I love everything we cannot partake in during these COVID times. And now with Spring upon us, you can…

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COVID-19: How Islam Supports the Experts

Anas ibn Malik reported: A man said, “O Messenger of Allah, should I tie my camel and trust in Allah, or should I leave her untied and trust in Allah?”  The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Tie her (your camel) and trust in Allah.” Islam is a religion that supports both trust in Allah and trust…

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MUSLIM MICROLESSONS: Plague, Ramadan, Oppression

Muslim Microlessons are regular spiritual nuggets by Omer Mozaffar, who has received Islamic studies training both through traditional and academic sources, and has addressed theological, personal, social matters for college students of all sectarian outlooks.  Plague continues. Quarantine continues. Divert stress with Iman. A week into Ramadan fasting, whether you…

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MUSLIM MICROLESSONS: Profaning the Sacred

Muslim Microlessons are regular spiritual nuggets by Omer Mozaffar, who has received Islamic studies training both through traditional and academic sources, and has addressed theological, personal, social matters for college students of all sectarian outlooks.  It is necessary that we have some brief exploration of sacred practices and spaces. This…

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‘A long time coming’: These Muslims are bringing sex abuse by sheikhs out of the shadows

For Sidrah Ahmad-Chan, the moment felt surreal. Listening to a Muslim psychologist speaking about patterns of abuse while on stage at the American Islamic College on Saturday (Jan. 11), she pulled up Twitter. “First panel discussion and I am already reeling,” typed Ahmad-Chan, a Toronto-based researcher studying gender-based violence and…

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