IN THIS ISSUE

  • SPECIAL REPORT
    Mariam Aziz, Rabia Khedr, Tayyibah Taylor, Brianne Weber
    DEALING WITH DISABILITIES

    DEALING WITH DISABILITIES

    Widening the Circle of Inclusion

    by Mariam Aziz, Rabia Khedr, Tayyibah Taylor & Brianne Weber

    When a friend invited Abeer Ba’abbad to a new community facility, the college senior in London, Canada was thrilled. There would be halaqa study circles, movie nights, a library and other activities for Muslim youth but, after arriving, her excitement quickly faded; the building was not wheelchair

  • FEATURE
    Nadirah Z. Sabír
    RHYME AND REASON

    RHYME AND REASON

    by Nadirah Z. Sabír

    At first glance, one might dismiss the diminutive young hijabi with large chocolate eyes, but something in her stride won’t let you write her off that easily. On stage at an Eid gala event in Atlanta, Latifah A. Muhammad’s soothing alto cadence rang out clear as a bell as she took the audience on a journey titled, Runaway Bride.

    Once the domain of smoky cafés and concrete

  • FEATURE
    Fadoua Abida
    SPIRITUAL GUIDE

    SPIRITUAL GUIDE

    by Fadoua Abida

    The mission of preaching and guidance is a noble and sublime one, because it is on behalf of the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him.” Murshidah Saadia

    When I first heard about the murshidaat (female spiritual teachers) program, I was watching the national news at my home in Agadir, Morocco. I listened to the announcement about the new program that would train 150 men to

  • FEATURE
    Zarinah El-Amin Naeem
    LIVING WITH PASSION

    LIVING WITH PASSION

    How to make your dreams a reality

    by Zarinah El-Amin Naeem

    If we don’t have an Islamic foundation to our life, we are in an illusion that we are following our dreams.” Zohra Sarwari

    Are you stuck on life’s treadmill, constantly moving but seeming never to get ahead? If you are aimlessly wandering through life – hoping you’ll find peace, happiness, health and prosperity  the real questions

  • FEATURE
    Salma Hasan Ali
    BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

    BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

    by Salma Hasan Ali

    This year, Ramadan started with a bowl of oatmeal chock-full of blueberries and walnuts My 13-year old daughter Saanya woke up early to set the table and hang “Happy Ramadan” signs around the house while my 7-year old son Zayd was excited to have a chance to play with his cousins while it was still dark outside. We gathered around the kitchen table – Mom and Dad, my brother

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