CIOGC Blog2020-04-17T11:52:54-05:00

9/11 and the Death of the American Muslim Dream

by Anisa Noormohamed , Guest Blog Contributor & Founder of Nur SkinCare Today marks the 19th anniversary of a day that changed so many of us profoundly. I often wonder what the trajectory of my life would have been had the events of that day had not happened, or even if the perpetrators hadn’t been

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Point of View: What (or rather, Who) defines America?

By Jamiel Abed “My country, ‘tis of thee, poisonous land of racial injustice”.  Growing up in America is like watching a puppet show. You get to see the silk curtains, the bright lights, the comedic timing and satire of an inanimate object, everything about it is just so perfect. That is, until you peel back

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Spending Dhul Hijjah as a Single Mom

by Anonymous This is my 4th year as a single mom but the first time in a long time that I am able to focus on worship these beloved 10 days. Each day, I have been spending a little time watching special video lessons by renowned scholars and making time for nawafil deeds. Aside from

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Q and A with HelpingHeartsofBIH Founder

1/ How did you decide to start Helping Hearts of BIH? What was the moment?In May 2014, I formed a GoFundMe fundraiser to help out families during the worst floods in Bosnia when three months’ worth of rain fell in just three days, creating the worst floods since records began 120 years ago. Many lost their

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Point of View: My Black Muslim Woman Experience

by Imani Hawkins  I was twelve years old and that was the first time I truly fell in love with Islam. My father  let us tag along to the masjid with him and took my little brother and me to Islamic weekend school.   I was the only Black Muslim that I knew of in

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