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  1. Ashima33

    Talk to an Iraqi

    Salaam Everyone. Not for sure if any of you have heard of the radio show: This American Life. But they did a t.v. series for two seasons on ShowTime awhile back. Here's one of the stories they did. It's about an Iraqi who set up a booth in a couple different spots around the U.S. allowing...
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    BP Gas Station Sign

    Hmmmm.... looks like someone should practice what they preach...
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    Do cameras change the way we behave?
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    Someone tell me if this is for real.

    Ok, not trying to be inappropriate... but... if this is for real. I don't ever want to hear about how messed up western culture is again.
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    Validity of Hadiths

    Salaam Everyone, So, I haven't gotten into Hadiths much except for what is absolutely needed... i.e. wudu and prayer sequence. I'm doing a more intensive study on the Qur'an before I move onto hadiths. Anyways... I was reading that the collection of Hadiths which are consider to be the...
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    Salaam Everyone, Has anyone ever used the website: ? It's so great. You can create an account and then create a recipe box for all the recipes you like from other members. I also really like their rate/review system. If you find a recipe that is 5 stars out of 563...
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    Calling others "Kaffir"

    Salaam Everyone, I have noticed something about our fellow muslim brothers and sisters in my day to day life and also here on TTI. Some are so quick to call this person and that person a "kaffir." I find this very offensive. The meaning of kaffir is "one who doesn't believe in God" and it...
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    Heart+Mind+Qur'an=Pure Bliss

    Salaam Everyone. I'm going to do my best not to make this sound like a rant, but these are things I feel very strongly about and often times here on TTI... I feel I'm a lone ranger. This place is awesome for discussion and sharing knowledge and ideas. But over time, I have decreased my...
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    Advice about being promoted and marriage

    Salaam Alaikum, I am wondering if you guys could give me some advice. I will be interviewing for a promotion. I know the question will come up of how long do I see myself working for this company. I'm in the process right now of looking for a husband... so if I find one really soon (which...
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    Islamic Art

    Salaam, Does anyone know of any good documentaries on Islamic Art? Thanks! Wasalaam.
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    cursed are the image makers?

    So being an artist... I struggle with the "image maker" issue. Luckily, I am a ceramic artist/potter... so most of my work is functional and uses lines and pattern styles... But I can't help but think about this a lot, as I do look at a lot of art for inspiration. Anyways... my question...
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    Memorizing Qur'an in English?

    Salaam, So, of course we know there are people who memorize the Qur'an in Arabic... but do people practice to memorize it in English? Or whatever their native language is? Just wondering... I'm thinking I would like to strive to do this.
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    Getting Defensive when talking about Islam

    Salaam Alaikum, I woke up not feeling so well today. I'm visiting my family in my tiny home town of no muslims. I am visiting for the first time since I started wearing hijab, so things have felt alittle awkward here and there. I was visiting a friend last night and they asked me something...
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    Crescent Moon and Star as Symbol for Islam

    Salaam Alaikum, I was reading a bit about the crescent moon and star as a symbol of Islam on and it sounded like to me that this symbol is more historic than it is a religious representation. And I always thought it was kind of weird to see that as a symbol of Islam with all...
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    Why is eating lamb okay?

    Salaam Alaikum, Why is it okay to eat lamb? Isn't this inhumane? Wasalaam.
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    The Giving Tree

    Salaam Alaikum, One of my favorite books animated. It is narrated by the author, Shel Silverstein. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. So simple, but so much meaning. =) The Giving Tree Wasalaam.
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    Anxiety about marraige

    Salaam Alaikum, I have talked about this with a few people before... but I'm still struggling with it. Since I am a convert, I have transitioned from a life of dating to specifically finding a marriage partner. Although I'm not currently looking for someone to marry, I still have anxiety...
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    Islamic Art suggestions

    Salaam Alaikum, I am a ceramic artist that would like to learn more about Islamic art. Any suggestions? Documentaries or books/articles? Thanks!
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    Question for converts

    Salaam Alaikum, I'm not trying to exclude anyone, but I'm really only interested in responses from converts because I really just need to hear advice from people who know about this from experience. This is a topic that is extremely ssensitive to me and I just need to know how converts have...
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    Flow by Irena Salina

    Salaam, This is the trailer of the documentary Flow. We all know how important it is to conserve water in Islam... and I hope you all will do your best to see this documentary. I've learned that one of the biggest things we can all do is NOT drink bottled water. There are so many reasons...