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This article is reshared from the September 10, 2021 muslimmatters.org article By Rania Awaad, MD, Taimur Kouser, BA, Osama El-Gabalawy, MD, & Belal Zia, MASuicide is clearly forbidden in Islam, but that does not mean that Muslims do not have suicidal thoughts or do not die by suicide. Suicide is a complex phenomenon. Several factors...
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This article is reshared from the April, 2022 issue of ISPU Research article  BY DR. RANIA AWAAD, KAMAL SULEIMAN, DALIA MOGAHED, DR. LANA ABDOLE, ALIZAH ALI, AND NOUR HAMMAMI., With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in spring of 2020, the healthcare system worldwide was overwhelmed, causing frontline HCWs and all other healthcare workers to report...
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 Peter KovacikGreen Bay, WisconsinVolunteer speaker and Arabic instructor at Fox Valley Islamic Society in Neenah, WI   I became Muslim in 2001 and traveled overseas to Amman, Jordan in 2005 where I studied Arabic full-time at Qasid Institute for 21 months. Since then, I have continued my Islamic education through various online learning opportunities such...
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SOURCE: Muslims of the World by Sajjad Shah  The headlines involving hijab seem endless. Last year, the modest swimwear often worn by Muslim women, known as the “burqini,” was banned in the French Riviera. A few days after the ban went into effect a photo surfaced of a Muslim woman being forced to undress at the beach...
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Contentment as Part of Faith Article By: Idris Tawfiq We’re going to talk today about contentment with Allah’s decree; in Arabic we call this al-rida, being content with what God Almighty has given us and being happy with our lot. In English there is a saying “Keeping up with the Joneses.” What it means is that there is...
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A Politics and Pandemic Status Report This article was published by the Institute of social policy and understanding. The original article can be found here:American Muslim Poll 2022: A Politics and Pandemic Status Report | ISPU Fielded between mid-February and mid-March, American Muslim Poll 2022: A Politics and Pandemic Status Report provides a snapshot of American Muslims...
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Baheejah Aaliyah Fareed is the founder of the Gratitude Gift Giving Initiative and PR Executive for Jabalu-Nur Foundation Inc. Personal vision/mission as a current or aspiring leader in the Muslim community: The global pandemic that we have experienced over the past few years has inspired me and leaders in my community to start an initiative to show...
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SOURCE: Muslims of the World by Sajjad Shah  Rowaida 26, New York, New York, USA  To me, journalism is about finding my place in an industry that isn’t so accepting of me. It’s about starting conversations that we are uncomfortable having. Many journalists say they went into this field because they liked to write. I went into...
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I tell my story not because it is unique, but because it is not. The first question I get asked when I meet people unfamiliar with the concept of hijab is, “Why do you wear that thing on your head?” It’s a simple question, but it is loaded with misconceptions and prejudices proliferated by those...
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Fatwa: Dr. Wael Shehab, PhD in Islamic Studies from Al-Azhar UniversityRamadan is now over. Our eyes shed tears and our hearts ache for the departure of the month of the Quran, the month of mercy, the month of solidarity, the month of forgiveness, the month of freedom from the Fire.However, we should continue doing good deeds after...
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