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Islam

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Top Islam Articles

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  • Shadia: Let's not empower extremists

    When I heard about the shooting of 14-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai by a coward, who must think he's a real man to shoot a teenage girl while on a school bus simply because she wants an education, I felt sick. I might sound like a broken record...
  • Shadia: Tip-top shape is a must for Islam's boot camp

    One of Islam's five pillars is Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. We also call it boot camp. Islam's boot camp, which happened this week, is so challenging and rigorous that it would scare the toughest fitness instructor out there. Yet an estimated 2...
  • Shadia: Thank you, readers, for the best year of my life

    When John Canalis, editor of Los Angeles Times Community News in Orange County, told me that a column about my life as a Muslim American would make a good read and help people dispel misconceptions about Muslims and Islam, I thought, "Me? No way." When I...
  • Shadia: Dishing over questions of faith

    One of the reasons I enjoy a happy and fulfilling life is because of the people in it. They are a people who fear God, lead by example and strive, in their own way, for a better world. And last week, I was reminded once more how lucky I am when a few of...
  • We have more in common than you might think

    Writer's Note: My friend Meesh is guest-writing "Unveiled" this week. I hope you find it reflective. —Mona Shadia * My family is from Iran, and we're Jewish. When my father was a young boy walking to school, children in the neighborhood would...
  • Shadia: 9/11 leads to rediscovery of faith

    Do you know the feeling when you have a parent or relative that you keep at a distance for one reason or another, but then they become severely ill, and you can't help but forget all your differences and stand beside them? And through it all, you...
  • Shadia: The wine cork is still in the bottle

    I'm a hypocrite. I'm a Muslim who drinks alcohol — except during the month of Ramadan, of course. There. I said it. I am a hypocrite. Alcohol is forbidden in Islam. There are those Muslims, however, including me, who argue that alcohol is not...
  • Shadia: Faith is stronger than a film

    It is fair to say that last week I was in utter agony, lamenting the hot mess in the Middle East. You must've thought: This girl is so quick to tell us how peaceful and loving her religion is, but yet the minute we're about to prove her wrong, she...
  • 'Irvine 11' trial delayed because attorneys not ready

    SANTA ANA — The jury trial of the college students accused of disrupting a public speech at UC Irvine has been continued to Aug. 29. Their trial for the misdemeanor charges was set to start Monday, but both the Orange County district attorney's...
  • Shadia: Refreshing my faith during Ramadan

    Ramadan starts Thursday night (insert multiple happy faces here). You would think that because I will be refraining from eating and drinking for about 15 hours a day for the next month, I would be dreading the arrival of Islam's holiest month. You would...
  • Shadia: From 50 prayers a day to five

    This might hurt. But once it's over, we'll all feel better. Jerusalem, the blessed city, the witness to heaven's miracles, the center of faith, hope and despair, is not just important to Jews and Christians. It is significant to Muslims as well....
  • Shadia: Tangled in the layers of hijab

    Editor's note: Staff writer Mona Shadia has gotten used to fielding questions about Islam and Middle Eastern culture in our newsroom. Whether it's fasting during Ramadan, Eid, hijabs in the workplace, the Irvine 11 or the Arab Spring, Mona has educated...