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Sexual Abstinence Programs: Why They're Failing and What Needs to Be Done

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A simple class in middle school cannot stand up to an outside world, where media bombards the youth with sexually charged material on a daily basis. And making choices about sex is not just a one-time issue; it is something that comes up constantly during the course of a person's life.

Domestic Abuse: Not Just a Muslim Problem

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Domestic Abuse is not just a Muslim problem.In a survey of 500 Arab women, of which 98 percent were Muslim in the Dearborn, Michigan area, about 20 percent of the women had experienced spouse abuse, according to Anahid Kulwicki's "Domestic Violence in the Arab American Population: Transforming Environmental Conditions through Community Education".

Stewards of God: a Muslim's Duties Towards the Environment

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ImageIn the struggle to provide for family, Muslims often forget their responsibility to ensure the health of the planet we live on so that it can continue to sustain quality life for future generations. People get so busy with their day-to-day tasks that they find it difficult to change habits that may be unnecessarily wasteful or harmful.

Taxi Driver at Dawn, Somali Television Cameraman by Noon

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ImageIn the last decade, more than 20,000 Somali refugees have ended up in the state of “10,000 Lakes.” Minneapolis is now home to hundreds of Somali-owned and operated businesses. Several malls in this city now offer everything from halal meat to leather shoes to money transfer to videos and DVDs of the latest songs and Somali movies.

How Do You Look at Marriage?

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Traditional Muslim weddingThe Western culture has a big impact on the youth of today, but Islam has provided a way to keep us on the right path. It has strongly recommended early marriage. All the problems of today can be solved with this simple step. It is said that the Holy Prophet was proud of the fact that Islam has made it easy to get married. Have we not turned this around?

Certainty of Death and the Reflections of a Physician

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ImageThese ten components are helpful but cannot be attained without cognitive and emotional acceptance of the inevitable. Cognitive acceptance is defined as awareness that one is terminally ill, and emotional acceptance is the ability to be at peace with, rather than struggle against, the prognosis.

Shia Prisoner Takes on Department of Corrections

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ImageI am writing to bring your readers up to date on the changes of the litigation I am pursuing and to remind them of the teachings of the Qur'an, the Holy Prophet, and the Imams (peace be upon them). Imam Ali (peace be upon him) has said: "If you notice that one of your party is wounded, engaged in a trouble, or targeted by the enemy, you should strengthen him by your powers."

The Horrors of Addiction

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Substance abuseMany of the stereotypes that we hold as a society are not always accurate. Castigating our friends who are suffering from mental illness with the notion that it is because they are not pious enough only pushes them further away and makes them more vulnerable to the allure of illegal substances. Prior to becoming a psychiatrist, I had a negative attitude towards substance abusers.

Israeli Apartheid Week a Success

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Events were well attended.The event was not without conflicts. Zionist students at York University, in response to Israeli Apartheid Awareness Week, organised Islamic State Apartheid Awareness Week. However, York authorities quickly banned the Zionist-organised event, calling it "racist" and "Islamophobic."

Sharing the Sounds of Karbala

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Sharing the Sounds of KarbalaA few committed souls are putting together the first-ever Karbala Open Mic. The purpose is to fill this great need within the English-speaking community to produce, practice, and share the sorrow and grief of the martyrs of Karbala (peace be upon them) through lyrics, hymns, prose, plays and poetry.

Hijabi News Anchor Breaking Barriers

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Mnar MuhaweshExplaining what the purpose of her job is, Muhawesh says she feels "as though work in journalism is almost essential to the survival of a good Muslim representation."