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    In sha Allah York MSA will be hosting Shiekh Ali Albarghouthi on Feb 7 2019 for a chance to answer all your questions. You may post your questions here anonymously or ask in person. Ask your questions here

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    Our Role on Social Media

    Written by: Basma Elbahnasawy When scrolling through our social media, it’s always nice to see the variety of posts that pop up on our news feed. Whether it be those friends that are young educators of the ummah; always posting the most beneficial posts MashaAllah. Or even others who represent your...

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    Kindness to Parents

    Bismillah Alhamdulilah we have finished our winter break and most of us had a chance to spend some quality time with our friends, family and hopefully our parents too. Insha’Allah we will have more time to spend with them (especially during this new semester). This post will be just a short reminder...

  • From Darkness to Light, Flowers in full bloom vs the empty twigs.


    Written by: Nasra Abdinour We find ourselves in the depths, in the crevices of our melancholy, in our homes away from home.   We live through our days, either waiting for time to pass, or wishing time would slow.   Never actually realizing what we’re looking for, what’s kept us wide...

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    Just Istikharah it!

    Written by: Maleeha Bismillah. A couple of weeks before the start of the semester and, in fact, during Ramadhan, I had to face, what I would consider one of the most stressful situations that I’d ever come across-choosing courses for the next year. Unlike many majors, the Biology program is...

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    10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

    As salamu alykum wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatu, Alhamdulilah we have started a new school year and it is at the blessed time of Dhul Hijjah. During this month we find Hajj (the pilgrimage), the day of Arafah and Eid-ul-Adha (The feast of sacrifice). Eid-ul-Adha commemorates accomplishment.  Eid al-Adha also serves...

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    Half of Ramadan – Full Moon

    Written by: Talha Tanveer Bismillahi ar Rahman ar Raheem, Alhamdulillah, we’ve completed 16 full days of Ramadan as of now, which means that we’ve completed half of Ramadan. On the one hand, we all feel gratitude that Allah has allowed to witness another Ramadan. On the other hand, the epiphany...

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    With Hardship Always Comes Ease

    Written by: Basma Elbahnasawy Allah (swt) states in Surah Al Sharh, “إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا” translating to “Verily, with hardship there is relief” (Qur’an 94:6). Many beautiful stories in the holy Qur’an display this. Allah (swt) says in Surah Yusuf “We relate to you, “O Muhammad], the best of stories...

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    Another Way to Help Yourself

    Written by: Kulsoom Kazim As human beings, we experience different emotions that vary in extremity, but we have to understand the connection it has to the inevitable truth that comes with life: problems and struggles. They break us and make us and take away what was left of us, but know...

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    Preserving the Essence of a Muslim

    Written by: Fariz Wasti Quite recently, terrorists attacked the office of a French magazine company called Charlie Hebdo. These people justified their actions by addressing the magazine’s mockery of the Prophet Muhammad sal allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Due to this reason, these terrorists were labeled “Muslim extremists” by the western world...