I’m really excited to announce our Sacred Journey trip for 2018: a 9-day tour of China, with Islamic sites included!
Daily lectures, guided historical tours, great company and opportunities for worship.

We’ve negotiated an amazing price for this trip:
>> Land package starting from $1,895
>> Air & Land package starting from $3,195
>> Includes visits to Chinese and Muslim historical sites, Halal meals and much more

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Me and Wajahat Ali will be speaking in Dearborn, MI, tomorrow (Fri) night on sectarianism, Sunnis and Shias, Middle East crises, Saudi and Iran, etc, etc. It’ll be a lively discussion with the audience and you can buy tickets here:

UMAA: Divided We Fall with Mehdi Hasan & Wajahat Ali (Dearborn, MI)

A discussion with renowned journalists Mehdi Hasan & Wajahat Ali on the Global chaos in The Muslim World & how it relates to the Muslim community in America. Communities working together to counter Sectarianism.

When your brother or sister suddenly behaves in a bizarre or uncharacteristic manner on social media, don’t rush to refute them. Instead, try to find out what’s really going on with them and show them support. It’s your duty to correct them when they’re wrong, but an even greater duty to support them when they’re down.

I feel blessed to know so many scholars and activists on a personal level, some who sadly hate each other, and almost always find out that behind every online outburst is a real life crisis. People have serious issues, and public figures are no exception. If you can’t reach out to them and help them, then at least make excuses for them. And if you can’t think of an excuse for them, assume they have one that you’re unaware of.

Pray for your brother and sister and let them know that you’re there for them.

May Allah help us all through our trials and grant us the best of this life and the hereafter. Ameen!

As we know, the Qur’an praises those who believe of the unseen and those who think. So we are supposed to think as well as have blind faith, but there’s a healthy balance between the two. For some aspects, we have to think while for others we need to have blind faith. We are also responsible when making a conscious decision of where that balance is going to be, whether we choose to follow a certain tradition or not.

Join Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi in this Q&A Session
Topic: Battling Modernity and Tradition

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An important event supporting the DREAMers with Congressman Ellison tomorrow. The University Democrats at UTA are excited to announce we are hosting a rally with DNC Deputy Chair Congressman Keith Ellison! It’s time to get energized to organize for 2018 and take Congress back! More speakers will be announced! Open and free to the public!

More info:

Location- Lonestar Auditorium at UT Arlington (Located inside Maverick Activities Center)

Doors open at 6:00pm

Send questions to: utacollegedemocrats@gmail.com

Don’t miss this opportunity! We’ll see you there!

Park Here at UT Arlington: West Campus Parking Garage, Lot S35, Lot S34, Lot S30, Trinity West Lot.

You must register your vehicle with this link: https://uta.nupark.com/events/Events/Register/efeaa106-969d-4d4a-a4da-6ce91d19e87b

Map of Campus: https://www.uta.edu/maps/

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It’s ironic. Over the years, our community has absorbed a lot of cultural toxicity and called it Islam. One example of this poison is in how we define the value of a woman. We’ve, of course, absorbed the notion that a woman’s value is defined by her appearance; but we’ve also absorbed another toxic notion that has no basis in Islam. That is the notion that when a woman has been previously married, her value decreases. This notion has come due to a combination of many un-Islamic views:

1. Un-Islamic Myth: ‘Divorce is a sin or curse.’ This is an un-Islamic belief from other religions that hold divorce to be forbidden or sinful. Some pagan rituals even expected widows to burn themselves to death after their husbands died. The underlying belief being that a woman is defined by her husband. Therefore, becoming single after marriage is akin to dying. Sadly, we see some by-products of this barbaric belief in our own communities such as looking down on divorced women and even considering widows to be “cursed” or “bad luck” to have around.

Islamic stance: Divorce is not a sin or curse. The majority of the women our Prophet (pbuh) married, including Khadijah (RA), were divorced or widowed. These are the mothers of the believers and the best of women. In our Deen, the value of a woman is no way diminished by being previously married. This poisonous notion came from un-Islamic and Pagan cultures. Not Islam.

2. Un-Islamic Myth: ‘Those are another man’s children.’

Islamic stance: When our Prophet (pbuh) proposed to Umm Salamah (RA), she said: “O Messenger of Allah! It is not because I do not want you, but I am very jealous, and I fear that you might experience some wrong mannerism from me for which Allah would punish me. I am old and have children.” The Prophet (pbuh) replied in the authentic narration:
«أمَّا مَا ذَكَرْتِ مِنَ الْغَيْرَةِ فَسَوْفَ يُذْهِبُهَا اللهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ عَنْكِ، وَأَمَّا مَا ذَكَرْتِ مِنَ السِّنِّ فَقَدْ أَصَابَنِي مِثْلُ الَّذِي أَصَابَكِ، وَأَمَّا مَا ذَكَرْتِ مِنَ الْعِيَالِ فَإِنَّمَا عِيَالُكِ عِيَالِي»

“As for the jealousy that you mentioned, Allah the Exalted will remove it from you. As for your being old as you mentioned, I have suffered what you have suffered. And as for your having children, they are my children too.”


Hadith 24 – Insurance companies and vulnerable citizens. The concept of gharar and uncertainty in Islam. #40onJustice

Out of more than a hundred thousand Sahabas, Zayd Ibn Haritha(R) is the only one that had the honor to be mentioned in the Holy Qur’an. Even the ten Sahabas who were promised Paradise(A’shara Mubashara), none of them are referenced directly in the Qur’an. Zayd Ibn Haritha is a Sahaba who has been considered to be the son of the Prophet(S) for over a decade and a half of his life. Some of the younger Sahabas such as Abdullah Ibn Umar famously said: “I never knew Zaid except as Zayd Ibn Muhammad”. He was not aware until Allah revealed Surah Al-Ahzab, then he figured that it was indeed Zayd Ibn Haritha.

Zayd Ibn Haritha was younger than the Prophet(S) by approximately 10-15 years. He is an Arab, from a sub-tribe called ‘Banu Kalb’. Generally, the Arabs hesitated to enslave other tribes, but there were exceptions. Zayd Ibn Haritha became one of those exceptions.

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