Muslims Address Domestic Violence


Sa’idah A. As-Sudani, DVS

“O People, it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women, but they also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives only under a trust from God and with His permission. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers. And it is your right that they do not make friends with any one of whom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste.”

Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) in his last known sermon.

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Malaysian Style Fried Noodles

Noodles are piled high on a plate with bright and colorful vegetables and succulent pieces of chicken.

Serves 6 to 8 people


  • 1 box of thin spaghetti (16 oz)
  • 5 – 6 pieces of garlic
  • 4 – 5 pieces of green chilies
  • 2 Tablespoons of regular soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons of sweet soy sauce
  • ¼ cup of oyster sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons of tomato ketchup

Adjust the following per your personal taste:

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Celebrating Eid in the Way of the Prophet

Celebrating Eid in the Way of the Prophet

Celebrating Eid is something many of us take for granted, we can get wrapped up in cultural trappings. What was the Prophet’s way of celebrating Eid?

Twice a year Muslims engage in celebrating Eid. We enjoy celebrating Eid ul-Fitr at the end of Ramadan with great feasts. Then we look forward to celebrating Eid ul Adha with the sacrifice and distribution of meat.

Here, Sheikh Bassam explores the concept of celebrating Eid from the Prophet’s guidance:

by Sheikh Bassam Obeid

All praises due to Allah. We ask Allah to shower His blessed peace & prayers on his Prophet Mohammed and upon his companions and family.

Linguistically, Eid is from “repetition” and “return”. Eid was named as such because it comes back and repeats happiness every year (Alfiqh al-Islami 2-362).

The EID prayer was mandated in the first year of the prophet’s migration (1AH). Anas bin Malik said, “The prophet PBUH came to Medina and the people of Medina had two days of celebration. So, he asked them “What are these two days?” They said these are two days that we used to celebrate during the days of pre- Islamic ignorance [Jahiliyah]. So the Prophet said, “Allah has given you something better than that [two pre-Islamic days of celebration]: the day of Adha and day of Fitr.” This hadith is a clear indication that our Ummah cannot celebrate any other holiday other than these two according to all traditional and most modern scholars.

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Encouraging our Children’s Identities as Muslim Americans

Encouraging our Children's Identities as Muslim Americans

Isra Mohamed

  Having school aged children in America has its own unique set of difficulties. Couple that with the onslaught of social media and technology, and you’ll find that the challenges parents face today have never been faced by prior generations.

Whether you believe that your child should only celebrate Eid Al Adha and Eid Ul Fitr and nothing else or you believe that certain holidays are ok (i.e. Thanksgiving), doesn’t mean that your goal as parents of Muslim children in America differs. We all want to raise children who are comfortable, confident, and proud of their Muslim identities.

Many of us were raised by first generation, immigrant parents who faced language barriers, cultural differences, and an all-around lack of knowledge about the melting pot of lifestyles that America consists of. We often came home with a variety of questions regarding practices that were altogether alien for our parent’s generation. “What’s Christmas got to do with trees and reindeer?” “What is trick-or-treating?” “Can we do an egg hunt on Easter?” “What is Easter?”

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