So, you get your acceptance letter in the mail. You cry, you laugh, you jump around in happiness, and before long you’re making a list of all the different scarves you want to try to fit into your tiny dorm closet. Thinking about your dorm life gets you excited, however, one troubling issue comes to…
Drinking alcohol is a pretty bad idea. Even in ‘moderate’ quantities, it’s a known biocide and carcinogen. There are some health benefits, but you can find the very same benefits in grape juice and coffee. Factor in alcohol’s destructive social cost, and you’d be hard pressed to justify its consumption. Well, people drink it anyway.…
[dropcap]A[/dropcap]isha (may Allaah be pleased with her) said that whenever one of her relatives died, the women assembled and then dispersed to their respective homes except her relatives and close friends. As soon as she heard of one’s passing, she (may Allah be pleased with her) would order a pot of Talbina as well as…
Muslim and Jewish students are working together to convince UCLA administration and UCLA Dining to respect a major religious tenet for these two groups, and provide halal and kosher food options on the hill.
The Android edition of Apps for the Muslim Student
A gallery of photographs from the MSA West 2013 conference in UC Santa Barbara
Along with the Angry Birds games, there are also a plethora of Islam oriented apps. I’ve highlighted a few iPhone apps that I personally use which help keep me on track as a Muslim college student balancing social life and academics.
Each city possesses a distinctive smell that is completely its own. When I stepped into Cairo for the first time as I exited the airport, the air smelled like warmth and earth. It was a stark contrast to the crisp clean scent of the home I had left behind.
This recent trend of earlier opening hours, now termed the “Thanksgiving Creep”, should make all of us reflect on what this says about our values and priorities. As Thanksgiving Creep cuts its way through family dinners and gatherings, Thanksgiving no longer becomes about giving “thanks” or spending time with loved ones, it becomes first about hunting for the best deals of the holiday sales.
Let us, as Muslims, not fool ourselves. The 2008 election of Barack Hussein Obama to the Presidency of the United States was a watershed moment for US foreign policy. A man with a Muslim-esque name was finally going to be making deals with, stopping wars against, and lifting up the many splintered nations of Islam. Or at least, that was the hope.