This is Mohammed’s story:
I am first and foremost a Muslim and it defines how I see the world. But I am also a father, a husband, a son, brother and friend and all these personas help me relate to others and connect with them as they need me. I speak regularly at conferences and gatherings on the topics of Islamic identity, interfaith and authentic leadership, one that believes in leading from the heart through the lens of diversity. I have also spoken at TEDx…
Iqama Magazine Creative Writing Submission By Robiyn This is a short story that is divided into several segments that will … Continue Reading Who is Nairoun? (Part 2)
Eid al-Adha is known by many names worldwide. It is called Eid al-Kabīr (or the greater Eid), or Eid al-Baqarah (Eid of cows) by many in the Arabic speaking world. It is referred to as the Festival of the Sacrifice in English, Opferfest in German, and Kurban Bayramı in Turkish.
“And He committed the sea to serve you; you eat from it tender meat and extract jewelry which you wear. And you see the ships roaming it for your commercial benefits, as you seek His bounties, that you may be appreciative.” [ 16:14]
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He is considered the Father of Monotheism because he is the earliest prophet, aside from Adam (as), which Muslims, Christians, and Jews agree upon. The lineage of most of the prophets and their people can be traced through Ibrahim’s (as) 2 sons, Ishaaq (as) or Isaac and Ismael (as) or Ishmael. Ishaaq (as) was the father of Yaqoob (as), also known as Jacob or Israel. Yaqoob (as) had 12 sons, which are known as Bani Israel, or the 12 tribes of Israel.
In the months since I have converted to Islam I have met many Muslims and learned so much about my new faith. I firmly believe this religion is perfect, although not all of its followers are. I think that is one of the things that makes it difficult for a new Muslim to learn about Islam. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with learning “how to be a good Muslim”. I see different Muslims who practice the religion in different ways, and I think I need to do everything in order to be “the perfect Muslim”. However, there is no such thing and I need to be reminded of that from time to time.
Iqama Magazine Creative Writing Submission by: Robiyn
This is a short story that is divided into several segments that will be shared in the upcoming editions of Iqama Magazine. Keep reading Iqama Magazine to see what Nairoun Abdul Aziz is up to next!
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“If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astonishing results are the three criteria of a human genius, who could dare compare any great man in history with Muhammad? The most famous men created arms, laws, and empires only. They founded, if anything at all, no more than material powers which often crumbled away before their eyes. This man moved not only armies, legislations, empires, peoples, dynasties, but millions of men in one-third of the then inhabited world; and more than that, he moved the altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas, the beliefs and the souls.
Iqama is an arabic word and it has two meanings:
An “Iqama” is a reference to the second call to prayer that is performed in the masjid prior to the start of salah. This call to prayer is quieter than the first, and more urgent. It signals the people within the masjid to hasten to fulfill the obligation of prayer and to fortify their connection with Allah (swt).
An “Iqama” can also be used as a reference to documents of identification or citizenship.
In an effort to explore the intricacies of the Muslim American Identity, we interviewed William Antoun Salame, the Outreach Director for … Continue Reading Unapologetically Muslim: Islam, Leadership, and Service
Known by many as the Masjid on God Row, the sister to the ground zero masjid, and one of the facilities that spearheaded the development of the unique Muslim cemetery in New Jersey, the Assafa Masjid offers the Muslims of Manhattan a wide array of services. Mufty Luthfer Rahman Qasimy helps us get a better understanding of the history of this 6-story Islamic center and the community relationships that it has helped to develop.
The Muslim community of Grand Rapids has grown significantly since the 1980s. Today there are at least 6 masjids that serve the diverse community and provide services to the greater public. In our interview with Dr. Metwalli, we learn more about the history of the Muslims of western Michigan and the various community services they provide
Mr. Sufian Nabhan is the President of the Islamic Center of Detroit (ICD), a Detroit-Michigan based grassroots membership organization that seeks to empower the American Muslim community through faith, education and social activism.
He uses his platform as president of the organization to encourage the youth to actively take a role in the community. Muslim Youth ICD (also known as MY-ICD) is highly regarded as one of the most impactful Muslim youth groups in the United States.
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Muhammed (peace be upon him) was the final prophet and in better understanding his life, habits, and characteristics we can … Continue Reading Prophet Muhammed (PBUH)
The Sahabah (may god be pleased with them) were the companions of the Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him). Who … Continue Reading Sahabah