Fi Sabilillah

  Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden […]

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Ramadan Musings: Day 12

The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God! Fyodor Dostoyevsky I haven’t written in a couple of days due to sheer exhaustion. I’ve learned a hard lesson about the value of sleep this year as I’ve been having to wake up at 5:30am for work every morning. […]

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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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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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Why Even Pray?

Faith slips – and laughs, and rallies. Emily Dickinson I have questioned God since I was old enough to reason and question. I could write endless blog posts about the various questions I have had, the experiences that have led me to ask them, and the experiences that have brought me answers. I can also […]

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