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Muslim Americans in the Fight Against Me...

Muslim Americans in the Fight Against Mental Health Stigma Guest Author: Sarika Antora, MA Psychology, MD Candidate at Drexel University College of Medicine Although arguably one of the most plaguing issues of our time, mental health often takes a backseat in conversation if present at all in the Muslim world. At a time where Muslims [...]

A Newborn on the Day of Arafah

Every day we are constantly reminded that Allah SWT is the Most-Forgiving and the Most-Merciful. However on the day of Arafah, Allah displays how he is Al-Ghafar and Ar-Raheem.    On this day, you and I can be like a newborn: pure and sinless. It is only a matter of seeking Allah’s mercy.   It [...]

What’s with all the meat?

What’s with all the meat?   Every year, crowds of Muslims flock to the farms for their sacrifice of meat. It must be an odd scene, seeing some of the families still dressed in their finest clothing from the morning Eid prayer, waiting on a line, tip-toeing just to glance over at which goat they [...]

Dhul Hijjah: Spirituality in the Daytime

Not a lot of us get that Ramadan-spiritual-high during Dhul Hijjah. There is no communal taraweeh. There isn’t a community-fasting momentum, unless you’re of the ones who come from really practicing households or friend circles and everyone decides to do the fasts. There is no ibadah all night as a family, looking out the window, [...]

Stitching Masks for Essential Workers

“It was just an idea. That we have to do something about this.” says Halal Halabi. Early during the COVID-19 Pandemic, there was a shortage of PPE everywhere. With unanswered questions about the airborne aspect of this virus, everyone needed masks and healthcare workers were reusing masks. The shortage led CDC to announce mid-March, “In [...]

ICNA Relief Aids the Aboriginal Arizonia...

In the arid drylands of Arizona are its original inhabitants, the various Native American tribes. The coronavirus pandemic has caused an enormous amount of food shortages across food banks in Arizona. This is an even more dire problem across the "food desert" areas of the Arizona Native American population, especially the Navajo Nation. As the [...]

A Quarantined Eid: Sunnahs & Activities

A Quarantined Eid: Sunnahs & Activities   Allah decreed that many of us stay inside our homes and rejuvenate this Ramadan. If Allah wanted, He would have lifted the lockdown everywhere. As the Kaaba and Masjid an-Nabawi remain closed to the rest of the world, Allah invites us to celebrate Eid in the best of [...]

Laylatul Qadr and the Importance of the ...

Laylatul Qadr and the Importance of the last 10 Nights of Ramadan Written by Suha Syed The last 10 days and nights of Ramadan are upon us and with this blessed time brings Laylatul Qadr, known as the night of power. As the most beneficial month of the Islamic calendar comes to a close, it […]

A Voice of Comfort Amidst COVID-19

Originally published April 8th, 2020   Amid the constant news surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of doctors and volunteers at ICNA Relief are working hard to correct misinformation. As a non-profit committed to serving diverse communities, ICNA Relief has produced informational pamphlets in multiple languages, containing health and safety guidelines from CDC (Centers for […]

COVID-19 Initiatives

Originally published on April 1st, 2020   As a well established nationwide non-profit, ICNA Relief has made great strides during this COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the various state lockdowns and stay at home orders issued by our government, many families have been unable to travel outside for groceries and essential items they may need on […]

The Strain COVID-19 has had on the Musli...

Written by Jasmine Hasni and Suha Syed The onset of COVID-19 has brought about many unprecedented changes in the lives of millions of people. Muslim Americans are no exception. There have been many different lifestyle changes our fellow Muslim Americans have had to make to their daily routines due to lockdown, commute changes, and job […]

The Many Forms of Sadaqah

The Many Forms of Sadaqah Written by Suha Syed The month of Ramadan is upon us once again! As every blessed day passes us, it’s important to be as proactive and productive as possible to benefit from this special time. One of the easiest ways we can do this is engaging in acts of Sadaqah, […]


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