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How to Review What You’ve Memorized of the Quran

How to Review What You’ve Memorized of the Quran  By: Maryam Amirebrahimi* –  “Shaykh Moheb, I can’t do this!” I vented to my Qur’an teacher. He had put me on a strict daily Qur’an schedule that included review, memorization and reading. I simply could not find the time to maintain it; I was completing my […]

A World of Smile

A World of Smile About ten years ago when I was an undergraduate in college, I was working as an intern at my University’s Museum of Natural History. One day while working at the cash register in the gift shop, I saw an elderly couple come in with a little girl in a wheelchair. As […]

The Emperor and the Seed

The Emperor and the Seed  An emperor in the Far East was growing old and knew it was time to choose his successor. Instead of choosing one of his assistants or his children, he decided something different. He called young people in the kingdom together one day. He said, “It is time for me to […]

A Wise Old Woman

A Wise Old Woman A scholar once saw an old lady operating her spinning wheel and asked her, “Lady! You’ve been spinning that wheel your entire life. Have you ever taken any time to learn about Your Lord?” The woman replied, “I see everything through this wheel of mine.” “Then tell me, is Allah present […]

Where Does Halloween Come from?

Where Does Halloween Come from?  Halloween has evolved and been influenced by a number of different cultures and religions, the most important of which are paganism, the Romans, the Celts (the people of Ireland, Scotland, Britain, Wales) and Christianity. However, almost all of the traditions surrounding Halloween as we know it today can be traced […]

Today is a beautiful day

“A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet.  He held up a sign which said: “I am blind, please help.” There were only a few coins in the hat. A man was walking by… He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the […]

True Wealth

True Wealth One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the purpose of showing his son how the poor people live so he could be thankful for his wealth. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be […]