reMAStered is a new series of conversations dedicated to spiritual growth and guidance.  This new podcast from MAS focuses on topics that surround our community to help cultivate better understanding of the world around us as well as challenges that arise – all under a lens of faith. Available on YouTube, Apple Podcasts & Spotify New…

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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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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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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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