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Podcast: The Unfinished Business of Martin Luther King | Imam Zaid Shakir

Our Muslim community is one whose existence, contrary to popular misconception, is predicated on the establishment of peace. I believe that we have been divinely prepared to take up the torch held aloft so courageously by Dr. King and dedicate ourselves to the completion of his work.Click To Tweet – Imam Zaid Shakir The post Podcast: The Unfinished Business of …

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The Culture Debt of Islamic Institutions

Our community institutions are in debt – cultural debt. And the bill is due. There are major consequences when the bill comes due on a debt you owe. Personal debt can lead to bankruptcy or foreclosure and the loss of your home. If paid off before the bill comes due, debt can be a tool. Many communities in North America …

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Death In A Valley Town, Part 3 – A Fighter And A Thief

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. Previous Chapters of Death in a Valley Town:  1. Moving Day.  2. The Black Jesus Zombies Zombies were overrunning the world. Yahya was trying to hold his own, but it was hard. Hitting them in the head, like in the movies, didn’t work. To kill them you had to hack at the base of …

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The New Scramble For Africa

Africa is a blessed continent with resources and biodiversity that would impress anyone. Africa’s history in Islam (while neglected) played a major role, it was home to the first country to welcome the Muslims and allow them to practice freely. After the spread of Islam trough traders, regions across Africa became hubs for knowledge and trade. The richest man in …

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Death in a Valley Town, Part 2 – The Black Jesus

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. Previous Chapters of Death in a Valley Town:  1. Moving Day. Author’s note, 1-5-2020: It’s been a while since I posted Chapter 1. Please go back and re-read it, as I expanded it and added some important details. I also changed the title, which was formerly”To Kill a Muslim”. The Slap At first everything …

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[Download Now] Barakah Culture Manifesto Wallpapers for Your Devices

The ProductiveMuslim Company is thankful and pleased to announce that, as per our readers’ suggestion, we’ve created downloadable Barakah Culture Manifesto posters for your electronic devices. Download Options For mobile  Click to download mobile version For desktop  Click to download desktop version For tablet Click to download the tablet version We pray that this is a powerful reminder for you …

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CAA – NRC Row: Why There Is More To It Than An Attack On Secular Ethos

‘Indian Muslims have nothing to fear. No one knows what CAA/NRC is all about. They are simply protesting because they are misled’, thus proclaimed a former classmate of mine who himself left India for brighter prospects during PM Narendra Modi’s regime but continues to believe in his promise of ‘acche din’ (good days). Today the whole of India is divided …

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What Islam Offers to Modern Self-Help: An Islamic Paradigm of Psychology

Islam offers not only a theological framework within which we can position ourselves in relation to God, but it also offers a holistic map for how to navigate the human experience on a path of development of the self, or soul. While we may understand and believe that the Qur’an and Sunnah provide all of the guidance we need in …

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7 Powerful Techniques For Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

It’s the end of the year, and I’m pretty sure I know what you’re thinking – after wondering if New Year’s is halal to celebrate, you probably want to lose some weight, make more money, talk to family more, or be a better Muslim in some way.  The New Year for many of us is a moment to turn a …

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I Encountered A Predator On Instagram

It was a Wednesday night in April and as I was getting ready to go to bed, a direct message popped up in my Instagram inbox. A little background; my personal  account on Instagram is private and it is rare that I let anyone, whom I do not know, follow me. But seeing that this was a grown “woman” with …

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