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In just a few weeks, it will be Ashara. The faithful who remember Imam Husain tremble in anticipation… (Photo by Alefiyah Shikari – Check out her photojournalism project, Unsung Echoes)

Houston has a large, diverse Muslim community, that is as much a part of the civic fabric of the city as any other group – and during Hurricane Harvey, Houston’s Muslims are doing their part. My own community, the Dawoodi Bohra Jamaat of Houston, engaged in rescue operations and fed evacuees en masse: The National…

Today is the day of the Great American Eclipse, and I found it interesting to make not of two verses in the Qur’an that seem to be directly relevant. The first is: It is not allowable for the sun to reach the moon, nor does the night overtake the day, but each, in an orbit,…

Here is what Linda Sarsour had to say at ISNA about Jihad: In these United States of America, if you sit back idly in the face of injustice, if you maintain the current status quo that not only oppresses Muslims, but oppresses black people inside our community and outside our community, undocumented people, other minority…

An incident at the “Dyke’s March” in Chicago exposed a fundamental flaw in the doctrine of intersectionality that animates the political Left: Three people carrying Jewish Pride flags were asked to leave the annual Chicago Dyke March on Saturday. The Chicago-based LGBTQ newspaper Windy City Times quoted a Dyke March collective member as saying the…

June 12th, 2017 – 18th Ramadan 1438; Los Angeles, CA

June 4th, 2017 – 10th Ramadan 1438; Los Angeles, CA

June 6th, 2017 – 7th Ramadan 1438; Los Angeles, CA

i which i tweet the entirety of the @StateDept Ramadan message, located here: https://t.co/5uEXrzllVt /1 — Aziz H.Poonawalla (@azizhp) May 30, 2017 @StateDept On behalf of the United States Department of State, Renda and I sincerely wish Muslims around the world a peaceful and blessed Ramadan /2 — Aziz H.Poonawalla (@azizhp) May 30, 2017 @StateDept…

Hadith of the Prophet SAW When you become angry, desist from speaking ill. Shall I not inform you of two things which require little effort, yet provide great reward? From among the deeds with which one meets Allah Ta’ala there are none such as these: silence and good character. A man has not swallowed a…

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