As Muslims, our response to any crisis is to first remember Allah: مَآ أَصَابَ مِن مُّصِيبَةٖ فِي ٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَلَا فِيٓ أَنفُسِكُمۡ إِلَّا فِي كِتَٰبٖ مِّن قَبۡلِ أَن نَّبۡرَأَهَآۚ  “No misfortune can happen, either in the earth or in yourselves, that was not set down in writing before We brought it into being” [57:22]  We respond…

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Sometimes in our writing and translation work, we come across an idea or passage that we can’t wait to share with everyone. Our next translated book, Faith Comes First, by Magdy Al-Hilali, is a treasure trove of ideas and strategies on building up iman. Below is a passage from the book, illustrating how the Quran addressed an…

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(12/29/19) The Muslim American Society offers its deepest condolences to the families and victims in the string of anti-Semitic attacks in recent weeks targeting our Jewish community. These attacks during the sacred Jewish holiday of Hanukah, including the most recent attack by a knife-wielding suspect at a Rabbi’s home Saturday night, are acts of hate…

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By Dr. Hamed Ghazali (Excerpts from an article written in 2010 as part of a Lighthouse Episode, a series of curriculum units designed by MAS Tarbiya) A Thinking Approach to the Quran The MAS methodology of tarbiya and its understanding of Islam make it unique.  Its approach to Islam combines, with due balance, the adherence…

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By Maha Ezzeddine from DetroitEstimated Reading Time: 4 Minutes (reposted from February 2017) I’ve attended nine different usras* in four states, trudging through rain, rush hour, and snowstorms; high school, college, grad school, and motherhood; after fajr, after isha, and anytime in between. But for the last two years, I suffered an usra-less spell. The repercussions alarmed me…

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A small gift for our friends and loved ones who are embarking on Hajj this year – the Tarbiya Effects of Hajj upon the Soul and Character. May it inspire you and awaken a deeper sincerity on your journey. These chapters are an excerpt of a longer translated work that explores the spiritual, moral, intellectual and physical…

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Part 5 of a series exploring how to prepare for the 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah and suggested worship habits we can incorporate in the upcoming days. The 10 Days will begin later this week. Read the other posts in the series: A Spiritual Reboot, Breaths of Mercy, More remembrance and Extra Charity On days when good deeds are more precious than…

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Part 3 of a series exploring how to prepare for the 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah and suggested worship habits we can incorporate in the upcoming days. Read the other posts in the series: A Spiritual Reboot, Breaths of Mercy,Extra Charity and Fasting and Dua Frequent remembrance and praise of God is one of the greatest deeds we can perform any day…

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The Prophet (saw) said, “Perform good year-round. And seek out the breaths of Allah’s mercy. For Allah has breaths of His mercy—they touch whom He wills of His servants.” Such a breath of mercy is around the corner, a cool, brisk breeze rushing towards us. Let’s get ready to receive it. It is anticipated that August…

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