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His Throne Upon Water: A Message for a Disjointed Ummah

“And it is He who created the Heavens and the Earth in Six Days – and His Throne had been upon water.” – Surah Hud 11:7 Although this verse appears as a small inconspicuous line of text, when tugged it unravels layers of coded meanings and offers us a more profound understanding of God. It […]

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Does Islam Offer the Key to Happiness?

Originally Published with Aquila Magazine If happiness is a state of mind, we have to question how much control we really have over it when our mind is under the influence. Islam forbids intoxicants, of course. But there is an intoxicant more powerful and dangerous than drugs or alcohol: thoughts. Surah 114, the last surah […]

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Why are Sufis Islam’s Most Deviant Heretics?

For Sufis, there’s a thin veil between the world of man and the natural world, and it is our work to lift that veil. In that, we follow the Hermetic tradition of “as above, so below,” — something shared with Jewish mysticism. It’s our belief that the cosmic order of the heavens can be found in the smallest […]

Makeup and the Hijab: A Study with Seven Muslim Women Explores Possible Contradictions

A Study with Seven Muslim Women Explores Possible Contradictions By Ruhi Al-Ahmed For the majority of women across the globe, makeup has almost become a necessity for them. Samina Akhter, a Muslim businesswoman has launched UK’s first “halal makeup” meaning that it is 100% free of alcohol and animal products. After reading this article on […]

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Among Refugees, Mothers and Children Must Always Come First

In the plight of people, especially refugees, we must always, always do what we can to protect women and children first. This is without question and without compromise. The condition of a woman in a third-world mindset is one of the greatest cruelties, especially if she is a mother, and worse if she is a […]

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Dueling Ad Campaigns Leave Muslim Apostates in the Crossfire

Published with From Hudson-NY Upon Obama’s succession, the majority of the public believed that tensions between Muslim and non-Muslims were a thing of the past.  Since his election, Obama has already appointed a U.S. envoy to the Muslim world, pulled an unknown deputy mayor of Los Angeles for and assistant director position with the Department of […]

A Global Inheritance: Who “Owns” Space?

A War and Peace article entitled “Who Owns Space?” writer Kevin Sanders takes on the question of which nation/group has authority over space. Taking on Alex Lightman, Sanders cites against the Kennedy School of Government graduate by arguing the case against the U.S. Though his specific arguments were flawed at times, citing acts committed by […]

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Sufi Muslims: Islam’s Eco Guardians

Originally Featured on the  Green Prophet Sufism is the undiscovered sect within Islam known only through its most famous disciple, the 13thRumi whose work reflected strong themes pairing nature and spirituality. century philosopher poet Sufis, “heirs of a mystical ancient tradition”, helped propagate the faith to the height of its expansion in Islam’s coined “Golden […]

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