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Sheikh Tariq Musleh

Shaykh Tariq Musleh is a graduate from the prestigious Madinah University where he attained his Associate degree in Arabic and Bachelors Degree from the College of Sharia. He completed his memorization of Quran at the age of 13 and went on to receive ijaza from Palestine. He studied Classical Arabic at the Fajr Center in

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Sh. Kifah Mustapha

Sheikh Kifah Mustapha is the Imam and Director of The Prayer Center of Orland Park. He is the appointed representative for the Ministry of Religious Affairs in Lebanon (Darul Fatwa) on behalf of the Lebanese Community in the USA.Chairman of the Illinois Council of Imams and Scholars The Council for the Center for Faith and

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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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