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Brotherhood in Islam

إِنَّمٌا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ فَأَصْلِحُوا بَيْنَ أَخَوَيْكُمْ وَاتَّقُوا اللٌّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ “Without doubt the believers are brothers of one another so then make peace and harmony between your brothers and have

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The Case for God’s Existence

A common critique of theists is their inability to prove God’s existence rationally and scientifically. It is often claimed that the case for God’s existence is merely an emotional one,

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Night 8: From Najaf to Karbala, The Walk That Set Me Free

When I took a pen and wrote freedom on an empty page of my notebook, I stopped for while and kept staring at the word I had just scribbled. Freedom

Following the Attacks, Heartaches for Humanity

This past week has been one of heartache for all of humanity; there have been horrific atrocities committed all over the world. Countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, and France have been the victims

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Night 5: Unity Through Your Fragrance

This is the fifth in a series of personal reflections during the blessed and holy nights of Muharram. Read part six. – Gazing through the window of my office room

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Night 4: Your Name Was My Spring

This is the fourth in a series of personal reflections during the blessed and holy nights of Muharram. Read part five. – Sitting on the balcony of my room, I

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Night 3: You Must Resist, Even if Some Petals Fall

This is the third in a series of personal reflections during the blessed and holy nights of Muharram. Read part four. – As they continue to stride towards adulthood and intellectual

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Night 2: The Thirst that Watered the Seed

This is the second in a series of personal reflections during the blessed and holy nights of Muharram. Read part three.   – Even if you’ve loved a person since

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Marriage, and Matters of the ‘Islamic’ Heart

A two-part series – part II of which explores the matters of the ‘Islamic’ heart. Part I can be read here.  “Your Lord has not forsaken you, nor has He become displeased,”

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Visiting Imam Ridha (as)

Growing up, my summers were filled with annual trips to Iran to visit my family and experience this culture I was born into, but for as long as I could