Category Archives: Spiritual Thought

Allah’s Reassurance

A couple of weeks ago as I was skimming through the Huffington Post, I came across an article titled, “Pregnancy Cost: Is Having Kids Becoming Unaffordable for Middle Class Women?” Middle class here is not meant to mean Mitt Romney’s definition of middle class with salaries ranging from 200-250 thousand dollars a year. No, the […]

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On Discipline

As we are in the midst of Ramadan reflecting on what to break our fasts with and attaining spiritual elevation, we cannot help but think about the tremendous discipline that is bestowed upon us during this entire month. So many out there were questioning their body’s fortitude, if they can actually survive the 16 plus […]

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‘Alaykum Anfusakum

As the new year rolls in, what are we doing to take charge of our own selves? Surely it is a distracted heart that worries about the actions of others when we ourselves have yet to be rectified. Suraht al-Ma’idah aya 105 Translation: Oh you who truly believe, you must take charge of your own selves. Those who err […]

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Similarities Between Musa and his Staff

I have written a post about Musa and his staff before. I actually used the material of that post during the recent retreat. What I didn’t realize is the fact that both the staff and Musa are very similar to one another. Here are just a few themes: Intimacy When Allah asks Musa what is in […]

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Beauty in Surat al-Kahf

I have been reflecting a lot on Surat al-Kahf lately. Aside from the many lessons we can take away from its stories, it serves as a personal reminder that as a community we will struggle with different phases and stages. As Muslims, some of us may be in the Cave state, just like the first […]

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And I want so badly to be good.

However unlikely it may seem at the outset, perfect virtue yields constant delight, for vice is the inclination towards what is low and mean, while virtue is to resemble the truth and beauty of God. It is thus the proper condition of man. T.J. Winter

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