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This is Who We Are

BY IMAM ZAID SHAKIR

Jun 24, 2018 at 9:16 am

Madeline Albright, infamously and casually agreed that over 500,000 dead Iraqi children who died during the six years US sanctions had been in place in Iraq to that point, “was worth it”.   As the crisis over children being torn from their mothers’ arms at the US-Mexican…

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The Human in the Qur’an

BY IMAM ZAID SHAKIR

Jun 23, 2018 at 4:23 pm

The human being began his journey as a physical creature with the direct, unmitigated creative act of God.” “Once the human has been animated by the spirit, he can undertake his primary purpose: namely, to worship and to know his Lord.” Today, we can…

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God’s Plan and Muhammad Ali

BY IMAM ZAID SHAKIR

Jun 04, 2018 at 12:35 am

It is time we started listening to Ali. It is God’s plan. The analytical methods which postmodernism has given birth to are qualified by many sad features. One is the rejection of the idea of greatness. These methods leave no space for great men or women. What we find instead…

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Today is Husband Appreciation Day

BY IMAM ZAID SHAKIR

Apr 22, 2018 at 12:52 am

In the literature discussing Futuwwa, which has been translated as Muslim chivalry, there is the story of a young man who was engaged to marry a particularly beautiful woman. Before the wedding day, his fiancée was afflicted with a severe case of chicken pox which left her face terribly disfigured.…

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On “Punish A Muslim Day”

BY IMAM ZAID SHAKIR

Apr 04, 2018 at 5:27 pm

Now that “Punish A Muslim Day” has passed uneventfully we should really take stock of the general immaturity permeating our community. This nonsense should never have seen the light of day. It is like the so-called movie denigrating the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) several years back. It had…

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Stephon Clark’s Memorial and Funeral

BY IMAM ZAID SHAKIR

Mar 29, 2018 at 6:13 pm

Stephon Clark was buried Thursday following a funeral service bristling with politics and raw emotion for the 22-year-old Sacramento man whose shooting death by police 11 days ago has sparked protests and calls for police reform while drawing national attention to the city. As many as 500 mourners…

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Women’s Day 2018

BY IMAM ZAID SHAKIR

Mar 09, 2018 at 10:33 pm

International Women’s Day​ is on 8th March. The day has been set aside to celebrate the social, economic and political accomplishments of women. March is a most appropriate month for such a celebration. In the northern hemisphere, March signals the arrival of spring and the blossoming flowers whose colors and…

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Let Them Fly: Ode to A Little Dreamer

BY IMAM ZAID SHAKIR

Mar 06, 2018 at 8:16 am

The butterflies can no longer go home. We have destroyed the grounds on which they nest. And if this little butterfly can’t roam Then how can we as a country be blessed? We pimp liberty like she is a whore. Racism, hatred and greed defile her…

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Yemen: A Crying Shame

BY IMAM ZAID SHAKIR

Mar 04, 2018 at 12:00 am

O Allah, Bless us in our Syria and in our Yemen! Hadith Sharif The people of Yemen will come to you. They have the most tender minds and the softest hearts. Wisdom and faith are Yemeni. Hadith Sharif The dastardly murder of Shaykh Aydrus bin Abdullah bin Sumayt, may…

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As Ghuta Bleeds…

BY IMAM ZAID SHAKIR

Feb 23, 2018 at 8:25 am

O God, bless us in our Syria! Hadith Sharif The Ghuta of Damascus is one of the four worldly paradises… Mu’jam al-Buldan As I write these words, a large swath of the Ghuta, an area which was once a beautiful belt of forests, orchards and gardens surrounding Damascus,…

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