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Zahra N. Jamal, Ph.D.
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Hajj Diaries: The Multiple Dimensions of Muslim Pilgrimage

(9) Comments | Posted November 7, 2011 | 6:30 AM

One week after the rising of the new moon in the lunar month of Dhu'l Hijja, the last month of the Muslim calendar, more than three million pilgrims travel to the western Arabian city of Mecca. As they have done for over 1400 years in the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad,...

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To Be a Good Muslim is to Be a Good Citizen

(239) Comments | Posted April 16, 2011 | 1:01 AM

The Quranic imperative is to help to those in need; the religion of the beneficiary does not matter. Voluntarism is thus integral to the daily lives of many Muslims, both in Muslim societies and in Western societies. From Ramadan food drives in local mosques in Boston, to volunteering with the...

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