• Celebrating Eid-ul-Adha

    While in the US Eid-ul-Adha comes and goes without much notice, in some Muslim cultures, Eid-ul-Adha, is called Eid Kabeer or the bigger Eid, compared to Eid-ul-Fitr. Yet, the latter celebration gets more attention for many, perhaps because it follows a month of intense spiritual interaction through extra prayer and fasting, Ramadan. 

    Eid-ul-Adha, in many ways is the bigger Eid. It is a three-day long celebration, four according to some, and commemorates the struggle of Prophet Abraham, peace be upon him, and his family.

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  • 8 Eid day mood boosters

    It’s amazing how Eid can go from exciting to exacerbating in just seconds. All it takes is for just one person to react angrily or decide to sulk for the rest of the day and the whole atmosphere is ruined.

    While we can’t change a person’s temperament or bad habits in a day, we can try to plan ahead to avoid those things or situations which set them off. Here are some simple ways to have a happier holiday this year.

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  • Hajj as a shift against racism: Malcolm X's letter from Hajj

    Many Muslims who have been blessed to make Hajj often speak of how the journey is a life-changing experience. This is more the case for some than others.

    Malcolm X is one Muslim who saw the light of true Islam through his Hajj in April 1964. As a former member and speaker for the Nation of Islam, a black spiritual and nationalist movement, he believed that the white man was the devil and the black man superior.

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  • 24 ideas for simple pre-Eid-ul-Adha planning

    For Eid to be truly special, we need to plan in advance. We don't necessarily need to do anything very detailed or extensive, but a little bit of work before the blessed day will make it more memorable and enjoyable for all.

    Here are 24 easy ideas to jump start the process. 

     

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