The suburban Muslim community in America has a problem. Our masajid are in shambles because we think money alone can save them. We believe the wealthy and powerful can change our condition. Continue reading ““Seek Me Among the Poor.” – Prophetic Guidance for Success, Victory, and Wealth”
The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) taught us that one of the signs of the end of times is that time will start to move more quickly. Scholars of Islam have interpreted this statement in different ways, but especially for those living in metropolitan areas of the United States, it is easy to understand. Continue reading “Awe, the Experience of Time, and Well-Being”
This is a question that we commonly receive. I think that an answer to it, although there are many, can be found in the example of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
There are three elements constantly present in the life of the Messenger that can be adapted and applied to our own lives as well. Continue reading ““How Can I Improve My Faith and Character?” — 3 Elements for Growth”
It is often said that, “you don’t truly appreciate something until it’s gone.” As much as this is true for objects and material blessings in life, it is also true with one of the most difficult stages of life– death. Continue reading “Life After Death: How Can I Help and Benefit Someone After They’re Gone?”
There’s a lot of important material in the video below that’s imperative for us as a community to digest. Look at the example of those who bring light under extremely trying circumstances, those who serve without limit, those who do not participate in enmity with believers who may even show hostility to them.
“You do not truly believe until you want for your brothers what you want for yourselves.” Continue reading “On Oppression, Allah’s Aid, and Prophetic Love: Reflections on the work of Rami Nashashibi”
(This article was reviewed by a licensed therapist)
The first level of disappointment is regarding the religious leader him/herself. Here are the aforementioned points that deal with this level: Continue reading “The First Level of Disappointment – The Religious Leader”
The opening chapter of the Quran, al-Fatiha, Continue reading “6 Principles for Guidance in Life from Al-Fatiha”
A lot of people have been asking me about the all women’s Jumuah that is supposed to be held tomorrow in Los Angeles at the Women’s Mosque of America. As someone who has been actively involved in teaching and mentoring Muslims at the grassroots level in mainstream Muslim institutions for over 10 years, Continue reading “On the Women’s Mosque of America and Jumuah Prayer”
Sexual Harassment. Marrying a second wife secretly for a temporary amount of time. Pedophilia. Pornography. Adultery and its kin: Developing ‘back-up’ plan relationships while married. Embezzling funds. Spiritual abuse and false religious justifications for harmful/ immoral behavior. Slander.
Then you see their names on flyers for Islamic events, and hear them speaking about modesty, Continue reading “When Religious Leaders Fail”