The religion of Islam honors the tradition of caring for and adopting orphan children. Adoption is often mentioned in the Quran. “And they (the righteous) give food in spite of love for it to the needy, the orphan, and the captive…” (Quran 76: 8). The importance of caring for orphans is also prominent in the…

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Embracing the Abrahamic way through Modesty is fundamental in our soul’s development.  When Allah SWT sent down modesty and hijab, He the blurred lines of class, creed, and color, it protected and uplifted men and women. Specifically, Muslim women were all the same in the eyes of God, and therefore all deserved to be treated…

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The world is on fire. Wildfires are raging down the U.S west coast, across forested areas, sending up large clouds of smoke that are sending a haze across the sky. Sound familiar? It is because this is a repeat of last year. Last summer saw the same intense heat burn in these exact same areas.…

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Erasing the voice of Palestinians; online censorship today, and what to do about it.  During the intensified aggression by Israeli forces at Shiekh Jarrah, Al Aqsa, and in the Gaza strip in recent months, censorship of Palestinian voices on social media was reported around the world. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram had begun blocking content showing…

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Before the sun sets on this Ramadan, I am reclaiming the rest of this sacred month, I hope you will too. There are so many to-do lists and checklists, that we try to squeeze into this month, we sometimes lose the essence of Ramadan itself. What are we truly celebrating this month? I would argue…

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