Faraz Omar

6 career tips for young Muslim men

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Choosing a good career is crucial, especially for Muslim men who must bear the Islamic responsibility of providing for their families. If you are a young bachelor just starting out, here are some important lessons on finance that many older men wish they had known when they were younger. 1. Get your priorities right Allah…...

‘Don’t You See What Aisha Has Done?’

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A lovely hadeeth in Sahih Al-Bukhari’s Book of Tayammum highlights the virtue of our mother Aisha, the beloved wife of the Prophet ﷺ. Narrated Aisha رضي الله عنها: “We set out with Allah’s Messenger ﷺ on one of his journeys till we reached Al-Baida’ or Dhatul-Jaish; a necklace of mine was broken (and lost). Allah’s…...

How To Deal With Doubts About Islam

THEY laughed and ridiculed. Here was a man who claimed to have traveled from Makkah to Jerusalem (1,235 km) and returned in one night. The man was Muhammad ﷺ and journeys in sixth century Arabia would take several weeks, let alone a day or night. The Makkan Quraish saw this as a golden opportunity to…...

How Cool Is It To Fully Cover (Wear Hijab) In Summer?

A common perception of looking at “overdressed,” fully covered hijabi women during the summer is that they are “poor oppressed things” who have to cover up in black* even when the sun is blazing hot! [*Black is not required, but anyway…] Muslims consoled themselves with memes of “Hell is hotter,” and rightly so! So what…...

Tackling Vaccine Misinformation Among Muslims

A PANDEMIC OF CONSPIRACIES Tackling Vaccine Misinformation Among Muslims Is the COVID19 pandemic real or a conspiracy with a hidden agenda? Are the vaccines safe? How were they developed so quickly? Are vaccines part of a sinister plan to kill, monitor and control the world population? Is all what is happening being directed by a…...

Are Options Halal In Stock Market Investing?

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Are Options halal and allowed in Islam? This is a question that perplexes many Muslim investors in the stock market. Let’s just say it right off the bat that Options are not permissible in Islam. Alhamdulillah, Islamic law brings benefit to society and we will see why its rules are so relevant even today. In…...

Qur’an & Science: The Discovery in Rub Al-Khali (Empty Quarter)

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QUR’ANIC MIRACLE: Scientific discovery of a city buried in Rub al-Khali (Empty Quarter) SAND and only sand for thousands of kilometers extending over four nations, Rub al-Khali or the Empty Quarter is the world’s largest sand desert covering parts of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman and Yemen. Uninhabited one may think but the Bedu tribes…...

What is happening to Muslims in China?

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Today, China is home to 60-80 million Muslims with about 11 million living in the Xinjiang province, where China has locked down over one million people. Muslims of Xinjiang province, popularly known as Uyghurs, are ethnically Turks and have lived under an “autonomous” rule within China. The semi-autonomous region has seen a few separatist movements…...

Who is Muhammad ﷺ and why is he so beloved

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IT was 1433 years ago, when a man in Makkah – ridiculed and persecuted by his people – left on a mission to the close-by mountainous town of Taif. The man had declared to the Makkan people that he was a messenger of God who receives, through an angel, revelation from the Creator of the…...

How To Check If A Stock Is Halal

Update: We have launched our own halal stock screener at Muslim Xchange MANY Muslims find investing in the stock market and understanding Islamic requirements complicated. Some have resorted to using automated halal stock screeners without understanding their filters and limitations. This article demystifies the subject of halal stock screening and empowers anyone with little-to-no knowledge…...