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Huffjummah

Right the Wrong

Kecia Ali | Posted 09.18.2013 | Religion
Kecia Ali

Sometimes people explain fasting as designed to sensitize believers to the plight of the poor. This is undoubtedly one of the things that Ramadan brings. But there is something else vital: the discipline of obedience to a divine directive.

To See The Face Of God And Return To Humanity: The Prophet's Ascension

Omid Safi | Posted 08.07.2013 | Religion
Omid Safi

This week is a special one for Muslims, one in which we celebrate the most potential spiritual paradigm in Islam: the Prophet Muhammad's ascension to meet God face to face, and the choice to return home so that other beings can have their own ascension. And so here we are as Muslims, still aspiring to ascend -- and return.

HuffPost Jummah: What's The State Of Your Heart?

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 07.17.2013 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

The companions of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, approached him on one occasion asking which person is the best. He responds by saying, "Every one that has a heart that is makhmoom and a tongue that is truthful." They said, "What is a heart that is makhmoom?"

Thinking Is An Act Of Worship

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 06.12.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

Islam encourages us to be people of pondering and deep reflection. Unfortunately, our modern lifestyle often produces people of action rather than though. We increasingly do more and think less.

HuffJummah: We Are All Malala Yousafzai

Homayra Ziad | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Homayra Ziad

Malala's lack of fear and her clear-eyed commitment to the truth is the mark of one who understands, in the wise words of Abd al Hakim Murad, the fundamental poverty of fanaticism.

HuffJummah: Painful Acts Of Forgiveness

Homayra Ziad | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Homayra Ziad

Forgiveness clears our mind of the detritus of a million small grudges, lifting the burden and physical and psychic stress of resentment. It has been established: people who forgive easily lead healthier, happier and more spiritually meaningful lives.

Living Ramadan More Meaningfully

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

Let us use Ramadan as a time to purify our souls and refocus our attention on God. Let us audit ourselves and see where we are in our journey to God.

HuffJummah: Becoming Who We Already Are

Omid Safi | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Omid Safi

All of us contain, in our very inside, immense Divine energy. Sometimes we need a spark, an encounter, to release the Divine potential inside. And then our souls catch on fire, giving heat and light to all around.

HuffJummah: Learning To Listen

Homayra Ziad | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Homayra Ziad

We cannot open up to painful alternative narratives unless we have built up the spiritual resources within ourselves to handle the existential fall-out.

HuffJummah: The Soul of Islamic Symbols

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

Every Islamic ritual and practice is an invitation for the believers to commit themselves to a process of increasing purity, tranquility and peace in their internal and external world.

HuffJummah: Getting Ready For Ramadan

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

How can we proactively prepare ourselves for this holy month of Islam in these coming eight weeks? How can we bring ourselves to be in a state of mind and heart that is ready to receive the very many rich blessings of this sacred time?

Living Out The Sacred Word

Homayra Ziad | Posted 06.13.2012 | Religion
Homayra Ziad

I may pull the Quran down from the topmost shelf, and sit in silent recitation, but if the Quran cannot be read in the movement of my limbs, the angle of my chin, the way I walk, sit and hold someone's hand, it is as if it had never been written at all.

Muslims In America Have Changed And Grown

Kecia Ali | Posted 06.06.2012 | Religion
Kecia Ali

It's spring again. The forsythia are in bloom and the days grow longer. But even as the seasons sometimes drag on, the years fly by. Somehow the last decade has evaporated. What has been accomplished?

HuffJummah: How Enemies Become Allies

Kecia Ali | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Kecia Ali

In polarizing debates and campaign rhetoric, legitimate differences of opinion become the occasion for demonization of opponents. An undercurrent of fear stokes the accusations hurled back and forth.

The Spirit Of Bismillah

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

Bismillah enables us to built muscles of gratitude and thankfulness toward God and to other fellow human beings. It shapes us to be more mindful people.

HuffJummah: Why The Prophet Muhammad Is So Beloved

Imam Sohaib Sultan | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Imam Sohaib Sultan

For Muslims and for anyone who comes to know him with love, the Prophet exemplified the life of compassion toward all that was around him.

Jesus, The Dead Dog, And Recognizing The Presence Of God Everywhere

Omid Safi | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Omid Safi

There are many tales about the life of Christ that never made it to the canonical Gospels. Some of the loveliest of these tales remained oral for centuries, and eventually came to be told and retold by both Christians and Muslims.