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Women Athletes Shine in the Islamic Republic of Iran by Antonia Mosqueda

“Islamic women’s sport appears to be a contradiction in terms — at least this is what many in the West believe. … In this respect the portrayal of the development and the current situation of women’s sports in Iran is illuminating for a variety of reasons. It demonstrates both the opportunities and the limits of women in a… Continue reading Women Athletes Shine in the Islamic Republic of Iran by Antonia Mosqueda

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The Corridor to Religious Tolerance in Islam: ( A recommended read)

“Surah An Nahl was the first surah that really spoke to me, we all have those moments of lucidity as Muslims–I think. I began to gain a clear understanding of tolerance in Islam by way of this Surah. Today, it happens to be one of my favorite Surahs, with little to no obscurity, depicting the… Continue reading The Corridor to Religious Tolerance in Islam: ( A recommended read)

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Breastfeeding USA vs. Iran: Legal Rights, Social behaviors, and Support of Nursing Mothers: by Antonia Mosqueda

*These issues, as I have learned, will not be touched by some Muslims who have adopted the ideology that breastfeeding is somehow “taboo”; although, Quran mentions breastfeeding, prolonged practice of it, and has nothing negative to say on it. Most well educated human scientists, mothers, and medical doctors agree that breast milk is the best… Continue reading Breastfeeding USA vs. Iran: Legal Rights, Social behaviors, and Support of Nursing Mothers: by Antonia Mosqueda

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10 ways to make the world better by making yourself better

Many of good folk are not as oblivious to the heart-wrenching cycle of suffering that plagues our beautiful Earth–at least not how some people make them out to be. Often, do people not brag, nor do they put on display all their acts of charity; especially, us Muslims, as there are Quranic reminders for us… Continue reading 10 ways to make the world better by making yourself better

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Short Story: A Chadori Experience in Tehran

I am always up for meeting some new, warm, and beautiful faces in Tehran–as my photo displays. And it is fascinating (for me at least) how the “American lady in Chador” brings about a look of confusion, yet interest from some of the tourist and locals alike. {Iran is said to be one of the… Continue reading Short Story: A Chadori Experience in Tehran

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To some who call Muharram ‘Superficial’

For those that call Muhar’ram “superficial” and equate the Shi’a ritual and rites of Muhar’ram–practiced en masse–to something threatening, fearful or vile, let’s not sit and judge Shi’a before professing our love for Ah l’ Bayt (Pbut). Photo: Calligraphic designs decorate shrines, streets and buildings in Iran during Muhar’ram To those that have stood outside… Continue reading To some who call Muharram ‘Superficial’

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The Emergence of the Viral Hashtag #AlSaudHijacksHajj

After the Iranian Supreme Leader’s speech, titled Ayatollah Khamenei’s Hajj Message 2016 {I will post it here in case anyone cares to read an Enlgish translation.} calling out the Saudi government for their reckless endangerment of pilgrims–who take part in the annual Hajj–the Islamic community has jumped on the Iranian Leader’s bandwagon by creating the… Continue reading The Emergence of the Viral Hashtag #AlSaudHijacksHajj