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A Thorn in the Meadow: My Journey to the Hawza

In 2011, the year before I embarked on my journey to the Islamic Seminary in Lebanon, a friend of mine convinced me to join him at the mosque for a

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Straight A Students

Education is not to be defined by a letter grade system. Teaching is a strategic task in which the audience must be known, and assessing the students can be done

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Redefining the Significance of Education

Seeing the snapshots of a hungry child, or an orphan girl, or a boy of eight years selling snacks in the streets really is truly heartbreaking, but one must act

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Financial Advice for College Grads

For all the focus on money and products in this capitalistic society, it is curious that basic financial advice is not really emphasized in high school or universities. Sure, those

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Zero-Tolerance Policy Creates School-to-Prison Pipeline

Schools across the nation are increasingly adopting punitive measures as a way to control and deter violence and other disruptive behaviors. These “zero-tolerance” policies can encompass anything from metal detectors

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Paying Your Way Through College

Unlike almost all other forms of debt, for student loans there is no statute of limitations on collections, and protections such as the Truth in Lending Act, Fair Debt Collection

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Road to Success: Setting Goals

We are all trying to achieve greatness and push our personal limits in all fields of life. We always strive to be the best we can in school, work, family

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Islamic Groups on Campus: Dos and Don’ts

Islam is already misunderstood in the west. It doesn’t help our cause when we all huddle around each other at events like lost children. Think about the message we are

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Back to School and Fasting

Many students are already heading back to school for the fall semester, or will be shortly, and will find this year that the new school year coincides with the beginning

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Lessons We Learn in College

Some of the best lessons we may have obtained while completing our undergraduate degree (remember, the best lessons in life are those learned outside of the classroom).