Broad Shoulders

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. Proverb The last year or so has probably been the most stressful of my life. There have been some ups and downs, as there always are, but it’s been a bumpy ride from start to finish. Thinking about the year I had and the […]

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Rehumanizing the Ummah

  Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of […]

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A Heretical Mind

  The religious geniuses of all ages have been distinguished by this kind of religious feeling, which knows no dogma and no God conceived in man’s image; so that there can be no church whose central teachings are based on it. Hence it is precisely among the heretics of every age that we find men […]

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Adamance

  Tear down the mosque and temple too, break all that divides But do not break the human heart as it is there that God resides. Bulleh Shah I set out with the intention to write reflections for the entire month of Ramadan, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to complete the entire month. That’s how […]

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Ramadan Musings: Day 4

    Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged. Maulana Jalal ad-Din Rumi Here in Canada, we were celebrating our national holiday today. July 1st commemorates the enactment of the British North America Act in 1867 which […]

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Ramadan Musings: Day 1

  Welcome oh the month that purifies us from the sins. Umar ibn Al-Khattab (R.A.) Being the holiest month of the Islamic calendar and a rich expression of Islamic spirit and unity, Ramadan is a time when most Muslims think more deeply about their faith. At the very least it’s a test of one’s discipline, […]

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You Are What You Meet

The example of a good companion (friend) in comparison with a bad one is like that of one who sells musk and the blacksmith.  From the first, you would either buy musk or enjoy its good smell, while from the blacksmith you would either get burned or smell a bad scent. Prophet Muhammad (peace be […]

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