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5 Ways to Bring the Barakah from the Quran into Your Life

If we ask ourselves how we are engaging with the Quran on a daily basis, for most it would be in prayer. If we maintain the bare minimum of our obligatory acts, we are reciting multiple passages from the Quran at least 5 times a day. And yet sometimes we might find that we are not feeling the barakah in our day to day lives. As with anything in life, and more so when it concerns the afterlife, we must be proactive with our efforts.

Here are 5 ways to maintain a healthy and multidimensional Quran habit in your life:

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Your Body Has a Right Over You

The Internet has done a tremendous amount for the human race. It would be impossible to list all the ways it has improved lives for so many people all over the world in some shape or form. However, it has also led to a lifestyle change that is really detrimental, and that is our reduction in physical activity. We're living in times that don't necessitate much movement for even basic day-to-day things. You can get groceries delivered to your home, pay bills online and even pursue an education without leaving your bedroom. As the world continues to become more and more technologically advanced (and dependant) we need to pay more attention to the habits we are forming.

Alhamdulillah, we have been blessed with Guidance on everything. There is plenty of timeless advice in the Quran and Sunnah, but I will focus on a few golden rules/ reminders that can aid us dealing with the shift.

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What Does the Quran Say about Protecting the Environment?

​ Although it really shouldn't be, climate change has become one of the most contentious subjects of the past decade. Despite ample evidence pointing to its legitimacy, countless people deny it is a threat, with some even brushing off its existence e...
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My Top 10 Reflections from ISNACon

​ Labor Day weekend for many Muslims in America was spent at the ISNA convention in Houston, TX. This year's theme was, "What's your superpower for social good?" . Topics ranged from simple storytelling of our predecessors to interactive sessions on ...
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A Look at The Muslim’s Burial

​ As Muslims we pride ourselves in belonging to a belief system that speaks on all aspects of our lives. From the etiquette of dealing with a newborn to the rulings on different types of transactions. One part of this all-encompassing system is ...
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What is Hajj?

​ Hajj is the fifth and final Pillar of Islam. Every year, countless Muslims from around the world descend on Mecca to fulfill it by circling the Kaaba and completing the other rituals established by Muhammad (PBUH) almost 1500 years ago. But just wh...
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5 ways to Multiply Your Good Deeds in the Eyes of Allah

​ In Islam, God is presented as a loving and benevolent supreme being. As is stressed in the Quran again and again and again, Allah delights in exercising mercy. While He is certainly capable of great wrath and destruction, He rarely utilizes such po...
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Five Western Countries with Growing Muslim Populations

For the past 1,500 years, Islam has been a predominantly Middle Eastern religion. Recently, however, it has begun to spread in earnest. The expansion of Islam in the West can be traced back to a number of factors, including increased immigration and ...
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Ayat and Hadith that Prove Islam is a Religion of Peace

​ Critics of Islam often brand it as a barbaric and brutal religion. Their argument is generally based on a select few ayat (Quaranic verses) and hadith (sayings of the Prophet Muhammad) which seem to promote violence. There are indeed a number of ay...
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10 Celebrities Who Converted to Islam

With more than 1.8 billion adherents, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. Interest in Islam in the Western world surged in the mid-20th century. Since then, Westerners have been converting to the religion in droves. We've even seen a number of Hollywood notables make the Shahadah, some of whom left their fans stunned by their decision. We're going to be looking at a number of such cases in this article.

Here are 10 celebrities who converted to Islam.

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He is (still) Close

 Now that the month of increased blessings is behind us, it is likely that we will return to our pre-Ramadan ways. When we talked about the blessed month, we discussed how it's akin to running a marathon: from the dedicated training prior to the event, to the focused mental and physical efforts required to make it to the finish line. But how we treat ourselves and approach our day-to-day beyond the finish line is equally, if not more important.

So what are some ways we can retain some of those Ramadan vibes in our lives? Here are 6 ways we can prevent that dip after the month is over:

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Zakat: What is it and How much should I pay?

Along with Shahadah, Salat, Sawm, and Hajj, Zakat makes up the Five Pillars of Islam. We are currently in the holy month of Ramadan, a time when Zakat is on the minds of most devoted Muslims. But what exactly is it and why is it so important? Read on to find out.

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10 Quick & Easy Suhoor Ideas for Ramadan

Suhoor, or the meal early in the morning before beginning your fast, is a very important meal during Ramadan.  Muslims all around the world wake up before the Fajr prayer, at dawn, to eat before beginning their hours of fasting.  What you eat and drink for Suhoor determines how easy (or difficult) the rest of the fasting day will be, how hungry you are, and how thirsty you will be until you can eat and drink again at sunset.  Eating a healthy, hearty meal, that includes a good source of protein and nutrients, is so important and will help your body handle the fasting hours.

We have put together a list of 10 Quick & Easy Suhoor ideas you can make for Ramadan!

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The Annual Project

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We are often encouraged to divide Ramadan into blocks of ten-days to focus our efforts on a particular aspect, specifically mercy, forgiveness and relief from Hellfire.1 However Allah is Ar-Raheem, The Most Merciful, Al-Ghaffaar and Al-Ghafur, The Ever-Forgiving and The All-Forgiving. He is Al-Wadud, The Loving, the Kind One. So why go into the most blessed month almost depriving ourselves of the unlimited bounty of Allah? His Kindness and Mercy and Love cannot be limited to a span of time. The entire month is a time for us to reap benefit from His infinite Love, Mercy and Kindness.

Instead, why not divide the month into phases, like that of a work project? From Planning to Execution and then a Post-Project Evaluation & Maintenance.

If our efforts in setting our goals and writing up our dua lists are part of planning, then the actual month becomes the execution phase.For this phase there are two key areas to focus on:

1) Perform the right tasks

2) Monitor and control performance

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A Ramadan Dua

One of the most beautiful Ramadan duas (supplications) we are taught by the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is the following: Allahumma inna...
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5 Easy and Fun Decorating Ideas for Ramadan

Decorating for Ramadan is a fun way to build the enthusiasm for the pending month-long Muslim holiday. Each country and culture has their own way to getting their home ready for Ramadan, and with Pinterest and other social media platforms, the ideas are endless.
Here are some of our favorite ideas for decorating for Ramadan!

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