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A Muslim Reflection on Dr. King's Legacy of Peace Through Words

(47) Comments | Posted January 21, 2013 | 10:28 AM

The shaykh with whom I studied ethics would speak nearly perfect Arabic throughout the day and address everyone in his path with great respect, even in the grammar of his speech. I asked him why he put such care into his choice of words, he would say, "Najeeba, most importantly, in...

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Hajj and the Journey of a Peacemaker

(37) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 5:52 PM

This morning I was preparing my 6-year-old son for his Islamic school Hajj celebration day. They practice the various rites in order to prepare for what it will be like when, Inshallah (God-willing), they have the chance to make this sacred journey. As we spoke of the purpose of Hajj,...

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Ten Pieces of Advice for Young Muslim Women

(60) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 9:00 AM

I am often asked what advice I wish someone would have shared with me when I was a younger Muslim woman. My four year old daughter, who is an amana, or trust from God, inspires me to think of how I can raise her to be a compassionate, outspoken and deeply...

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The Power of Healing in Interfaith Relations

(1) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 2:09 PM

The Prophet Muhammad (upon him be peace) said, "There is no disease that Allah has created, except that He also has created its treatment" (Hadith).

Often when I reflect upon this Hadith I think of the role of brokenness/healing, not just of the human body but also...

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Visiting A Gurdwara After Wisconsin Shootings

(9) Comments | Posted August 12, 2012 | 11:55 PM

A story about Prophet Muhammad, (peace be upon him):

A dying child was once placed in the lap of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Tears flowed from the Prophet's eyes. When he was questioned about crying for the child, the Prophet said: "(Tears are a form of) mercy...

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