Whenever you hear of an incident involving Muslims on the news, you get the typical array of responses from Muslims in the community and around the world. The issue facing our Ummah is not that we are silent about world events, but rather lies in the effectiveness of our comments and the perspective by which we view such events. Here are some common responses you will see:
The apologetic response: This group will immediately condemn the wrongdoing and apologize on behalf of all Muslims. They are sympathetic to the politicians and bigoted public figures who demand that Muslims must speak out against any wrongful act committed by a person of their faith and should implement [...]
I may not do it consciously, because let’s face it, I’m not as in tune with fashion or overtly obsessed as the girls on Gossip Girl or Pretty Little Liars, but even so, when summer rolls around, I start to think about what I can wear that is summery, breezy, fun, and modest. This year, as I looked through my closet, all I could find was a fairly alarming swath of thick sweaters from this past winter. Searching for some lighter clothing, I remembered that I had packed away last year’s summer clothes to emerge triumphantly around the time the sun warmed the earth in the first few days of June.
I reached in and pulled out a few tank tops, which I always try to pair with some kind [...]