Celebrating Sacrifice

Today the pilgrims are gathered on Mount Arafat pleading for God’s acceptance and forgiveness. May we all do the same and be granted affirmative answers to those pleas, regardless of where we are physically. At sunset the joyous first day of Eid ul-Adha will begin, God willing. A translation of Eid ul-Adha to English readsContinue reading “Celebrating Sacrifice”

Pilgrimage of Belonging

The holiest ten days of the year are upon us as the sacred month of Dhul Hijjah is ushering in. May we all be gifted with increased acts of worship and acceptance during this and all other times. Amen. By this time next week the pilgrims will be commencing Hajj. The rites and rituals thatContinue reading “Pilgrimage of Belonging”

Condolences from Kamloops to London

It is nothing new that eschewing God’s all-knowing admonition, and preferring our own ideas and/or those of satan, the accursed, comes with disastrous consequences. This has become unavoidably apparent once again by way of the acts of horror and terror recently discovered in Kamloops, British Columbia and recently committed in London, Ontario. When Man losesContinue reading “Condolences from Kamloops to London”

Blessed ‘Āshūrā’

Praise is to God for the blessing of witnessing another day of ‘Āshūrā’, the 10th day of Muharram in this Migratory Year of 1442. So many illustrious examples of our Lord’s infinite mercy and our pious predecessors’ abundant resolve can be taken from that day. Events such as: the day Prophet Noah, upon him peace, left the Ark.Continue reading “Blessed ‘Āshūrā’”

Reflections on CML’s 4th annual summer retreat

CML’s 4th annual summer retreat took place over labor day weekend and we’re grateful to say that it continued the tradition of excellent time out for our mentors to spend concentrated time with the organization’s young beneficiaries – doing out best to perpetuate the Prophetic model of nurturing others and helping them be at theirContinue reading “Reflections on CML’s 4th annual summer retreat”

Prophetic Privilege

COLLEGE PARK, MD – The day of ‘Ashura’ is right upon us. It is a day with much significance and I encourage all to research its history. A common thread throughout many of the epic events that underpin the day is sacrifice for Truth. This is very relevant given the sometimes confusing social justice (orContinue reading “Prophetic Privilege”

Getting Our Hands Dirty

Ali Elashram, Beneficiary, Center for Muslim Life at Maryland@ali.elashram Disclaimer: The ideas espoused by guest authors do not represent the views of the Center for Muslim Life at Maryland. They represent the views of the author and the author only. Baltimore, MD – It seems like many of us still suffer from a feeling of alienationContinue reading “Getting Our Hands Dirty”


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