Coronavirus and Ramadan

As we deal with Coronavirus and Ramadan, we need to understand the importance of Islamic history, follow our societal guidelines, and plan wisely, says Imam Daayiee Abdullah. So far, the year 2020 has been a very, very stressful time. This means clearly that Ramadan 2020 is also very stressful for Muslims worldwide.  Traditionally, Ramadan is a time of reflection, reviewing the past year. We look at the lessons learned throughout our lives. For instance, we look at the failures and successes, and for most, one attempts to see the growth. We strive for growth in spiritual

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What To Do When Tragedies Happen

What to do when tragedies happen? How do we respond to the growing terror? We pray for the victims, but what else? Imam Daayiee Abdullah responds. God does not change the unfavorable conditions of a people until they change what is in them. Quran, 13:11 The terrorist attack in New Zealand has left many of us in shock. Of course, some in our communities are expressing sorrow, disillusionment, anger, while others continue anti-Muslim rhetoric towards the Islamic faith. Observing our communities over the past several decades, there is a growing non-response to tragic events that relate

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#WeLoveWomen (Video)

MECCA Institute is a theological school that focuses on Progressive Islam. What is Progressive Islam? It is the kind that was practiced by Prophet Muhammad in which women, LGBT persons, and people of other faith are welcome in the mosque. This type of Islam is always cool, always timely, and never at odds with anyone. Women are at the heart of Islam. In fact, when in the 7th Century Islam was introduced to the people of Arabia, the first Muslim was a woman. Women’s Studies, therefore, is an important focus for MECCA Institute. Are you a

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