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Eid: Avoiding the Sugar and Carb Madness

By |July 16th, 2015|

Eid: Avoiding the Sugar and Carb Madness

Prayers have been offered, supplications have been asked and hopefully accepted, Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) has come and gone, and the last of a blessed month has tearfully departed, with hopeful wishes for a chance to experience Ramadan next year. After 29 days of fasting from sunrise […]

Ramadan: Toning the Soul and Body

By |June 17th, 2015|

Plates of dates and glasses of milk line the table. Bowls of salad and soup grace the edges while a giant platter of chicken sits majestically in the center. A delectable dessert is cooling on the stove or chilling in the fridge, and everyone is waiting for the call of Maghrib so they can dive […]

Bottled Up: Mental Health and American Muslims

By |May 18th, 2015|

“Shhh, we don’t talk about that.”

“People will think I’m crazy.”

I often hear these statements in reference to a number of things within Muslim communities but none so often as seeking mental health services. The notion of telling a stranger your deepest thoughts and feelings when we have a hard enough time telling our loved ones […]