It is October and we are quickly approaching the 1 year anniversary of the official launch of Iqama Magazine. We are very thankful for the ongoing support of our readers, listeners, bloggers, and podcast guests. As a way to celebrate and to refresh our intentions, we are proud to announce the following changes that we … Continue reading Iqama Magazine Update: October 2019
This is Mohammed’s story:
I am first and foremost a Muslim and it defines how I see the world. But I am also a father, a husband, a son, brother and friend and all these personas help me relate to others and connect with them as they need me. I speak regularly at conferences and gatherings on the topics of Islamic identity, interfaith and authentic leadership, one that believes in leading from the heart through the lens of diversity. I have also spoken at TEDx… Continue reading Reclaiming My Name, The Story of Mohamed Hammoud
What is Islamic Papercutting? & Who is Tusif Ahmad? “The art of papercutting involves the artist cutting a whole painting from a single piece of paper resulting in a painstakingly intricate and fragile piece of art.” Tusif Ahmad’s interest in art began in his teenage years when he started creating pieces of art doing pen and ink … Continue reading An Introduction to Islamic Papercutting, The Life and Work of Tusif Ahmad
About Our Interview Guest Abdul El-Sayed was born and raised in Michigan by a family as diverse as our state, including immigrants who left Egypt in pursuit of greater opportunity in America, and farmers, teachers, and small-business owners who have lived in St. Louis, Michigan for generations. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2007, where … Continue reading Southpaw Michigan, An Exclusive Interview with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed
Iqama Magazine Creative Writing Submission By Robiyn This is a short story that is divided into several segments that will be shared in each edition of Iqama Magazine. Keep reading Iqama Magazine to see what Nairoun Abdul Aziz is up to next! or Click here to subscribe if you want our quarterly publication mailed to … Continue reading Who is Nairoun? (Part 2)
We look around, and find a society with rising statistics in heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other sickness, in younger and younger generations. Many are now desperate to feel and look healthy, only to find their latest fad-diet, detox, or highly expensive protein shakes, meal replacement drinks, and prepared meals, are leaving them hungry, deprived, … Continue reading Seeking Medicine in the Qur’an and Sunnah – By Noor H. Salem
Chris Abdur-Rahman Blauvelt is a passionate Muslim American entrepreneur committed to building up the global Muslim community to reach its full potential. Chris was born in Malaysia, raised in the United States, became Muslim at 16, studied engineering & educational leadership at the University of Michigan, and has worked as an Intel engineer, an award-winning … Continue reading Go Live and LaunchGood!
Eid al-Adha is known by many names worldwide. It is called Eid al-Kabīr (or the greater Eid), or Eid al-Baqarah (Eid of cows) by many in the Arabic speaking world. It is referred to as the Festival of the Sacrifice in English, Opferfest in German, and Kurban Bayramı in Turkish. Continue reading Eid Al-Adha
“And He committed the sea to serve you; you eat from it tender meat and extract jewelry which you wear. And you see the ships roaming it for your commercial benefits, as you seek His bounties, that you may be appreciative.” [ 16:14] Continue reading Quran Excerpts: The Ocean
To understand the Hijri calendar…we have to go back to the days of the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh). In 622 Common Era (CE) the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) emigrated from Mecca to Medina (which was called Yathrib at the time). This was the point in time that was designated as the start of the Islamic Hijri calendar. Continue reading What is the Islamic New Year?