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Islam Perspective on Disabilities

Islam Perspective on Disabilities
By Sheikh Muhammad Khan We live in a world in which we are increasingly facing many various challenges, trials and tribulations, a number of them concerns our well-being and the way we live. Sadly, muslims that are faced by disabilities and special needs are any times faces with a greater challenge which is their own muslim communities. As muslims...

Education Is A Team Work

Education Is A Team Work
By Rondie George Education should be threefold. It should involve the parent, teacher and student all working in harmony and working in a way that would improve the entire community. 1. PARENTS: You are the most critical component of your child’s learning. Instill a strong sense of education within your child from birth. Allow him or her to see you...

Hands Off Al-Aqsa

Al aqsa mosque
By Maitha Ali For the first time in 48 years, Masjid al-Aqsa was shut down by Israeli occupation forces for two days after an alleged gun attack. The results? Three Palestinians shot dead on the grounds of the masjid, and tens of thousands restricted from being able to perform Friday prayers. Protests continue to spark within the occupied city of Palestine,...

The Jihad is Real

The Jihad is Real
Saad Haq Yes, that is the title; it is a play on the phrase “the struggle is real.”  To be honest, I had a difficult time writing this piece because of the topic of discussion, which I chose to write about – you could call it a struggle.  As a person who has just begun to write for publications,...

How Muslims Should Disagree

Muslims Should Disagree
By Duston Barto "Believers, uphold justice and bear witness to God, even if that witness is against yourself, your parents or your close relatives. Whether a person is rich or poor, God can best take care of both. Refrain from following your own desires, so that you do not act unjustly. If you distort the truth, God is fully aware...

Humanity An Islamic Perspective

Humanity An Islamic Perspective
Imam John Ederer Some have mistakenly claimed that Islam teaches a compassionate loving bond exclusively with Muslims. When people talk about humanity, they are usually referring to two concepts; the reality of human beings and/or the compassionate benevolence we show our fellow humans.  Our scripture has emphasized these two points in many ways. There are some scriptures that break...

Charlotte Muslim Community Interfaith Iftar

ISGC intefaith dinner - Charlotte Muslim Community Interfaith Iftar
Charlotte Muslim Community Interfaith Iftar Organizations around Charlotte planned an interfaith dinner/iftar which was held at Islamic Society of Greater Charlotte. The above picture is Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts speaking to a diverse crowd on improving community matters. She also mentioned her visit to the Charlotte Chamber meeting in Dallas where she was told by Dallas ex-Police Cheif, David...

Gains from Ramadan

Gains from Ramadan
By: Maitha Ali Although Ramadan is only mentioned once in the Qur’an, its’ profundity is significant and heavy. As the fourth pillar of Islam, Ramadan is commonly described and referred to as the month of fasting, and while that may rest true to some extent, Ramadan is the month in which the Holy Qur’an was revealed, and in it fasting...

What Now, After Ramadan?

What Now, After Ramadan
By Imam Yahya Ederer The blessed month of Ramadan kept us in a very special intensity. What Now, After Ramadan A strict regimen of constant remembrance of The Divine through rigorous fasting, prayer and intensified reading of the Quran. Obviously we aren’t expected to maintain this level of commitment after Ramadan as it would definitely lead to burnout. The...

Self-Defense in Dangerous Times

Self-Defense in Dangerous Times
Linda “iLham” Barto As a US military veteran who served on behalf of ALL Americans, I am distressed at the amount of hate Americans have for other Americans because of race, religion, country of origin, political party, etc.  I was raised in a church where Ku Klux Klan members served as deacons, so I know what hate speech sounds like. ...