In Love & Anger

The only things you learn are the things you tame. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince I’ve always been a quiet guy. In grade school, I was never the type to say much and I was always exceedingly shy around new people. In a way, I was content to play the quiet, nerdy, brown kid […]

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Ramadan Musings: Day 3

  “Be patient (in adversity); for, verily, God will not let the reward of the righteous be wasted.“ The Holy Quran, 11:115 My second fast was a challenging one. My work mostly comprises of manual labour, and this week in Montreal is going to feature the worst of the season’s weather: sticky, humid, and hot. […]

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Ramadan Musings: Day 2

  Anger is a fire kindled, he who restrains anger extinguishes the fire; he who gives vent to it is the first to be consumed by it. Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (R.A.) Today marks the second day of Ramadan (unless of course you count Saturday as the start of Ramadan, then it would be […]

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Upstream

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Lao Tzu About a month ago, I went to see an Islamic scholar speak at Dawson College. It’s not something I normally do. My interest in Islam and faith is a timid aspect of my personality, and it’s definitely not something […]

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