High rates of mental ill health among students, including some tragic cases of suicide, have highlighted the vulnerability of many young people facing the pressures of higher education while away from home for the first time.
University leaders have affirmed their commitment to strengthening student support, and counselling services are busier than ever….more: Christian today
A’isha reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) never beat anyone with his hand, neither a woman nor a servant, but only, in the case when he had been fighting in the cause of Allah and he never took revenge for anything unless the things made inviolable by Allah were made violable; he then took revenge for Allah, the Exalted and Glorious”(MUSLIM).
…Imam Wissam-Abdul-Baki of the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts said the two cousins from Saudi Arabia did not hesitate to jump into the Chicopee River when they saw the children struggling in the current. “And they told everyone: ‘This is our nature. This is my nature when you know me directly’,” said the imam…more: wamc.
“The United States expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of Theeb al-Yami and Jaser al-Rakah after their tragic deaths in Massachusetts. The young men drowned while courageously attempting to save children in distress. Their heroism represents the very best of the international students who enrich communities across the United States. Theeb and Jaser were among the 52,000 Saudi students studying in the United States who bring greater international understanding and diverse perspectives to U.S. campuses and communities, and to Saudi Arabia when they return home” https://translations.state.gov
Accused Florida school shooter allegedly posting a series of disturbing posts on Instagram about guns…more: Heavy. * Florida school shooting suspect booked on 17 counts of ‘murder….MORE :reuters./ Suspected school shooter trained with white nationalist militia...more: nypost.com – Friedman: What if shooter was Muslim..more: CNN
The video has been circulating on social media last week. In the video, the teen talks about white supremacy and included racial slurs about African Americans. Jupiter Fetler is a 10th grader at Hopkins and a member of the diversity club. He says, “Many people were outraged. There’s lots of people who were astonished by what actually happened. There are a lot of people that were completely…more: westernmassnews.com
As a part of Islam Appreciation week, female students across campus became hijabis for the day — stepping into the shoes of female Muslims on campus.
The event, hosted by the University of Wisconsin Muslim Student Association and Wisconsin Union Directorate Global Connection, aimed to normalize hijabs and address Islamophobia on campus….more: badgerherald.com