Archive for the ‘Youth’ category

Being Religious Without Being a Jerk

“There is nothing that has gentleness in it except that it is beautified, and there is nothing that has harshness in it except that it makes it ugly. So be calm, O Aisha!” The above words were spoken by our beloved Messenger ﷺ to his wife, `A’isha radi allahu `anha (may Allah be please with her). […]

Seeing Your Home in Jennah: On Seeking Divine Help

I know a story that isn’t just a story. It begins with a woman who loved something more than the glitter of this life. She was a woman who never allowed herself to be defined or limited by her painful circumstances; she carried in her such a deep faith that she was willing to die […]

When Are ‘Good Actions’ No Longer Good?

Good actions are supposed to make us good people. Bad actions usually have the opposite effect. Yet what if ‘good’ actions do not have this positive effect? If doing good can have the opposite result to what was intended, are such good actions really good? Look at the following verse: “Kind speech and forgiveness are […]

The Counselor

Commanded to Love: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI |Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV A sheikh recently visited our community, blowing us away with narrations of the Prophet’s ﷺ life. One thing that stood out however, was […]

Chivalry in Islam

Suhaib Webb discusses the topic of ‘Chivalry in Islam’ in light of current events and the life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (peace be upon him) and the Companions. Podcast: Download (Duration: 32:07 — 15.4 MB)  

Inspiring our Children to Pray

Compiled by Reem Rahman A couple months ago, Imam Suhaib posted a question on Facebook asking how to encourage one’s child to pray. Alhamdullilah (praise be to God), there were many great responses. We wanted to share some of the wonderful advice and stories shared by fellow readers. May our hearts always be open to beneficial advice. *Responses abridged and […]

Avoiding a Harmful E-Diet

Islam and the Internet Series: Intro | Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IV Food is a necessity in life. But keep over-eating (irrespective of nutritional value), and you can become overweight and obese. Eat unhealthy, fatty foods, and […]

The Fiqh of Facebook

Islam and the Internet Series: Intro | Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IV By Sohaib Saeed Online pursuits are consuming an increasing amount of time of young people, and no less the Muslims. Those among the 500 […]

Seven Reasons to Perform Hajj While Young

by Ibn Shaima “The feet of man will not slip on the Day of Resurrection until he is asked of five things: of his life as to how he spent it, his youth as to how he used it, his wealth as to where he got it and how he spent it, and of his knowledge […]

Cell Phones vs. Qur’an

By Umm AbdelRahman Murphy I wonder what would happen if we were to treat the Qur’an the same way that we treat our cell phones. What if.. …we carried it around in our purses or pockets? …we made sure to go back to get it if we forgot it? …we flipped through it several times […]

Nerdy vs. Cool?

Ok so I admit it: I was a nerd growing up. The sciencey type you know; I had my own little microscope and I knew the periodic table by heart and competed for high grades like the best of them. I was a hit with my parent’s friends and especially old ladies; they just loved […]

The Role of Muslim Students

A Call to Moderation and Balance

Allah has prescribed moderation in all things. Whether it be in our diet, worship, entertainment, or careers, it is this scale of balance and moderation that makes the Muslim capable of fulfilling all of his responsibilities in life, while maintaining a healthy mental and physical state of being. Taking into consideration the  turbo speed lifestyle […]

Listening with Your Heart

A lecture by Suhaib Webb | Transcribed by Fuseina Mohamad Surat Al-Fatiha Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV | Part XV | Part XVI | Part XVII | Part XVIII | Part XIX | Part XX | Part XXI | Part XXII | Part XXIII | Part XXIV | Part XXV […]

Battling Temptation

By Hamdi Safwan Battling Temptation: Part I | Part II You know Ahmad, right? He’s that bro you always saw running around the masjid, coordinating events, making way for sisters, and cleaning up after everyone left. He was a prominent activist in the community, and was loved by everyone he met. The youth, especially, bonded […]

The Chorus to Your Soul

by Ashley Marshall You’re in the car, laughing and chatting with your friends, just cruising down the clear freeway, when the radio station starts playing your favorite song. You all start singing word for word, hitting all the high notes with your best karaoke skills. How many moments like these can we remember? How many […]

Extreme Consumerism: The Great Deception

By Hanaa Hamad Ever notice how attached to shopping people have become? How buying new things is now a common hobby? This phenomenon can be condensed into one simple, elusive word: overconsumption. Within the last few decades, it has completely engulfed the American economy. Today, Americans are seemingly obsessed with the superficial. They consume their […]

Think About It!

Humor me! Get ten pieces of Lego or any stackable items and build a simple tower by stacking one piece on top of the other. Now take the tower apart and start over again, except this time I would like you to start in the middle. Take the fifth piece and suspend it in the […]

How To Survive (and Then Benefit From) a Boring Khutbah

We are sitting in the masjid. Front row, clean clothes on, ready to hear something that will inspire us, teach us, and give us gems of spiritual wisdom gleaned from the mountain of Prophethood. Our hearts fill with hope that today will be the day that a young, vibrant and dynamic speaker, or a wise, […]

Roundtable on Social Issues with Suhaib Webb

This roundtable discussion was hosted by MAS Detroit. Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:43:45 — 42.8 MB)