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Overcoming Hardship: Lessons from the Prophets of Islam

faheemmMay 15,2022
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The world has undergone a period of struggle with Covid restrictions. Emotional difficulties, physical health concerns and loss of loved ones, economic hardship and relationship challenges have all featured, and everyone has been affected in some way or the other. Some more than others, and some in multiple ways. We

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The Triumph of Evil? Moral Identity and Involvement in the Muslim Community

faheemmMay 12,2022
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What does the future hold for our children? Would they be victims to this strange, incoherent, materialistic-albeit-resource-deficient world? Is there another path…?

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Islam, Science and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

faheemmMay 12,2022
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Two decades into the 21st century, and throughout most of the world the influence of technology is on the rise. AI, Cryptocurrency and the Metaverse seem to be the future of our interactions, our commerce, our employment and our entertainment… the list is not exhaustive. Of course, through these, we

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ISTIGHFAR – SEEKING FORGIVENESS IN RAMADAN

faheemmMay 12,2022
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Bismillah hir Rahman nir Raheem In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. I wish to take this opportunity to wish everyone Ramadan Mubarak and remind us it is a special occasion for us to focus on self-reflection and improving our relationship with Almighty Allah. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad

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Maulana Dr. Waffie Eid Message

faheemmMay 12,2022
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Our mission on earth is to behave like the Lord as best we can… Ramadan teaches us to humble ourselves before our Lord

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Swimming Against the Tide (MAI Eid Message)

faheemmMay 12,2022
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That we are coming out of pandemic restrictions, we have a rare opportunity to reflect on the past few years, and redefine what we would like the future to look like, as we rebuild, restart and redirect our efforts

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10 Days of Upheaval: Entering the Homestretch of the Month of Ramadan

faheemmApr 24,2022
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The following was submitted to the Guardian newspapers by Director and Faculty, Faheem Mohammed, for Ramadan 2022. We are into the last ten days of Ramadan, and we have entered into the home stretch towards Eid ul Fitr. This last third of the month is a significant one, where extra

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Ramadan: Making Diamonds out of Deen

faheemmApr 7,2022
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Fasting for Ramadan is not easy and not meant to be…. So why do we do this to ourselves?

An interesting parallel can be drawn from the very element that makes us who we are – Carbon, and which can help illuminate the experience and the outcomes of fasting for the month of Ramadan.

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The Slap Felt Around the World

faheemmMar 31,2022
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When Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars, it was a slap that echoed around the world. As many memes as there were commentaries, from very diverse perspectives… and it keeps going on days after. This 1-hit wonder is not a 1-day phenomenon (see what we did there? #punforfun).

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Ramadan: Rekindling the Warrior Spirit

faheemmMar 30,2022
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His eyes blurted open. Was someone in the room with him? Idris lay still and frozen on the bed, listening for any sound of movement. His eyes were wide open now, getting accustomed to the darkness of a 3.30 am morning. He could hear his fan oscillating and beyond that,

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