Ramadan Musings: Day 5

I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night. Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner As much as Ramadan is a time to be introspective and reflect on one’s own spiritual state, we […]

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The Merciful shows mercy to those merciful. Have mercy to those on earth, and the One above the heavens will have mercy upon you. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) On nights like tonight, I am especially in awe of God. In Islam, one usually commences all things with the basmala phrase: Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim. […]

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My First Ramadan

Have you seen he who has taken as his god his [own] desire, and Allah has sent him astray due to knowledge and has set a seal upon his hearing and his heart and put over his vision a veil? So who will guide him after Allah ? Then will you not be reminded? Surat […]

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Burnt Bridges

The end of a melody is not its goal: but nonetheless, had the melody not reached its end it would not have reached its goal either. A parable. Friedrich Nietzsche A million clichés are running through my mind right now to try and describe how we were. We weren’t two peas in a pod. We spent way […]

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