At MAS, we are in the business of spiritual development that leads to empowerment and ability to make real-world impact. This is what we work towards cultivating within our members and ourselves. It was only time then, we thought, that we developed a brand identity that more accurately portrayed our work. What you see below…

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Photo Credit: David Ryder/Getty Images (March 18th, 2021) The horrific and xenophobic attack against the Asian American community in Atlanta, Georgia paints a dark picture of the increased bigotry and violence this community has faced nationwide. Our history as a country is deeply embedded in white supremacy and xenophobic attitudes that fostered Anti-Asian hate, including the…

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RasulAllah (alayhi salatu wassalam) has told us to reflect often on death. In a time of so much illness, frailty, and death, it’s never been more important or timely to recognize our own mortality. As I take advantage of this Ramadan InshaAllah, I focus my thinking on what I am doing to prepare for it.…

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Introduction About 4 years ago, I spent my first Ramadan away from my home, my family, and everything familiar for the first time in my life as I studied abroad the Summer between my Sophomore and Junior years in undergrad. Check out my reflections on that experience here: Ramadan Away from Home – First Impressions and…

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Khaled Hanafi, member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars Original article in Arabic (translated with minor adaptations by Maha Ezzeddine) Muslims across the globe are busy this week seeking out the Night of Glory (Laylat al-Qadr), hoping to win its boundless rewards. Worship coinciding with the golden opportunity of Laylat al-Qadr will multiply the deeds…

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I remember reading blog posts written by Tarbiya and Ilm Camp attendees a few years ago; they describe the Camp as hard, intense, uncomfortable, and one of the most powerful experiences of their lives. One particular reflection stood out to me; I encourage you to check it out and really sit with the ideas the writer is…

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Ramadan is the month of the Quran and every single mentor, teacher, or spiritual worker has encouraged us at some point to spend this month in the company of Allah’s Book. Yet, like many, I have struggled to connect with the Quran at some points in my life, but especially as a younger youth. But, the…

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This is year is the first time I have ever spent my Ramadan away from my family and my home. For the past few weeks, I have been in Morocco studying and I will be here insha’Allah for the remainder of Ramadan and Eid-AlFitr. These are a few early (and slightly random) Ramadan reflections of…

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