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How Muslim Americans Observe Ramadan in the US

The basic traditions of the holy month of Ramadan are observed in the US, just as they would be done in any  Muslim country around the globe. Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic hijri calendar, requires all Muslims to abstain from food and drink, physical intimacy with spouse and …

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Reflections on Azan what the Call to Prayer Means

It is only normal, perhaps even expected, that there are many similarities between Islam and the other divinely revealed religions (i.e. Judaism and Christianity). It is equally normal, perhaps even expected that there are also many differences between Islam and the other divinely revealed religions of the world. One essential …

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Advice for Muslim Teens

Muslim teens, compared to most other teens, are facing some of their greatest challenges in modern times. They should use these to fortify their foundations through greater study of their religion and the principles it upholds. Modern times have brought with them new horizons and opportunities that were not that …

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Why you should try to Understand Islam

Understanding Islam and what it motivates men to do is critical to understanding modern geopolitics. Understanding Islam is also essential for evaluating conflicting political, religious and socio-economic claims. Whether your son is learning about Islam from an apparently hagiographic sixth grade social studies text or your teen age daughter is …

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An Islamic response to abortion

“And kill not your children for fear of poverty. We provide for them and for you. Surely, the killing of them is a great sin.”  The Noble Qur’an Al-Israa 17:31 All major world religions, including Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Hinduism, share the same attitude towards abortion. The artificial termination of …

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How to Lead a Happy Life

Life was not our choice, it was gifted to us by our Lord; a gift we seldom appreciate. Why he decided to make us is a question that worries many minds. He made humans and send them to the world, and depending on their life after their death they either …

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Economics the Prohibition of Riba in Islam

The prohibition against paying usury – “riba” – is one of the chief characteristics that distinguishes Islamic finance from what has been prevalent in the west since the Reformation. While all interest is not usury, all usury is interest, which has accounted for the (in some eyes) extreme avoidance of …

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