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A Call for Harmony and Cordiality Between the Spouses

Marital happiness resembles the honey produced by two bees; the greater their efforts are, the sweeter it will be. There is ‎no doubt that marital happiness is the ‎responsibility of both spouses and this necessitates the existence of ‎love between them.‎ At the same time, we say that the happy house does not only depend on ‎love, but also the …

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A Smile: The contagious Sunnah

Smiling forces us to remove any anger or harshness from our heart, as Allah says in the Quran:{And if you had been rude in speech and harsh in heart, they would have disbanded from about you.} (3:159) A smile is an instant message to those we know as well as those we do not know. It is received and understood …

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The Door of Repentance Is Wide Open

It is never too late for a true Muslim to repent to Allah, and to shed tears for the wrong doing he has committed, keeping in mind that if one manages to escape the punishment of mortals, he will not for sure escape the punishment of Allah in the Hereafter. So, it is better to start a new leaf and …

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The Real Lesson from Prophet Moses and Ashura

Among the most difficult of things that we as Muslims have to grapple with is having trust in God when times become difficult; having the trust in Him when things look impossible in human eyes and we see no way out. Moreover, Satan is always there trying to make us despair from the mercy and help of God. In fact …

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What Is the Spirit of Hijrah?

In the Glorious Qur’an, Allah, Most High, says, “Those who believe, and migrate and strive in Allah’s cause, with their goods and their persons, have the highest rank in the sight of Allah: they are indeed the successful people. Their Lord does give them glad tidings of a Mercy from Himself, of His good pleasure, and of Gardens where enduring …

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4 deeds with rewards like Hajj

There are several deeds  which Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam has equated to the reward of Haj. Those who are not undertaking the Haj journey, may reap the reward of Haj by virtue of the following deeds:  1. Wudhu at home before attending Congregational Salaah: Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam has stated: “One who purifies himself (makes Wudhu) and leaves …

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First Ever Muslim Designer Joins Project Runway

SALT LAKE CITY — A Muslim designer from Utah has become a role model for many after she was chosen to promote her modest designs in the fashion-competition show “Project Runway.” “When I first started on ‘Project Runway’, my main goal was, obviously, I want to win,” Ayana Ife told the Salt Lake Tribune. “And I really, really, really need …

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First Somali-American Muslim Lawmaker on Time Cover

MINNEAPOLIS – Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American Muslim woman to be elected legislator has been featured on the cover of Time magazine, as one of 46 influential women to break barriers. “My family called me the “why kid” growing up. I always needed to know why something is happening, why I had to do something, why whatever,” she said in …

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`Eid Message Appears on Times Square’s Biggest Billboard

NEW YORK – A message saying “`Eid Mubarak” has been displayed on New York Times Square’s biggest billboard, as Muslims in the USA and around the world celebrate `Eid Al-Adha. “We really felt we should spread the positivity and love of the `Eid festivities with the world especially after all the negativity tied to Muslims in the US and worldwide,” …

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The Origins of the Crescent, Cross, and Star of David

The Cross The chief symbol of Christianity today is the cross. Christians view it as a powerful symbol of redemption. It was St Paul who said he would glory in “naught save in the cross of our Lord” (Galatians 6:14). Yet the cross had been a common religious symbol centuries before Christianity for several nations worldwide. Pictures of the various …

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