Ramadan Reflection: Sadaqa

“When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); knowledge which is beneficial; or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (the deceased).” [Sahih Muslim] This Ramadan I signed up for Launch Good's Ramadan Challenge. The goal is to contribute, even as little as $1.00, to... Continue Reading →

Ramadan Reflection: #Portland

Maybe you don't know what happened in Portland, or why you should care. If you are one of the "lucky" few who is oblivious to the tragedy that happened I will quickly catch you up. On Friday night, the first night of Ramadan, a man on a train in Portland began an anti-Muslim tirade targeting two... Continue Reading →

Day Twenty-Eight: Ostriches

When I woke up this morning and checked my twitter feed this was one of the first tweets I came across.  I'll be honest. I wanted to clap back. I was angry and even felt like blaming her for ruining my good mood. But, then I took a deep breath, retweeted it with a neat... Continue Reading →

Day Twenty-Seven: Manchester

I had something else planned for today, but I really couldn't go on and ignore this tragedy. So here are my thoughts on this latest bit of bad news. I hope you will keep me in my prayers, and be a bit kinder to a stranger today. You never know what they are dealing with. 

Day Twenty-Five: Backseat Barakat

I was very frustrated. I had great plans about what I would teach my children. I would introduce them to the Quran, and stories of the prophets. I would read great pieces of literature to them. I would help them master basic maths and set them up for a lifetime of numeracy. But, I found... Continue Reading →

Day Twenty-Four: The Fiqh of Fasting

In case this is your first year fasting (in which case, welcome, leave me a comment, I am always happy to meet fellow converts or returnees) or maybe you just need a refresher. Whatever the reason, we are just under a week away from the blessed month, so it's time to start reviewing the fiqh... Continue Reading →

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