The actions of patience

How often, in times of difficulty, have we reached out to others, to our Imams, or our friends or family and are told, "Patience" (Sabr) "Have patience"? How often are we told this, but then are not given the proper steps or directions needed to rectify the circumstances we find ourselves in? I have had …

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Self reflection and discovery

A time to heal. Hard lessons to be learned, or rather, accepted. The reality of this world is overwhelming to me. I have learned that I am not as strong as I thought I was and not nearly as patient as I thought I was. The reality is that I am emotionally ill equiped, unable …

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The bigger truth!

I recently read a comment on Facebook responding to another person's post about someone that went through a life saving surgery. The first comment in response to the post  was, "Thank God that this was able to happen." The very next comment was "Don't thank God, thank the surgeon who performed this surgery." My initial …

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The defining moment.

Living in Connecticut, I have the opportunity to experience all four seasons, the new beginnings of spring, the lush greens and abundant vegetation of summer, and the fresh cleanness from new fallen snow in the winter. But my favorite time of year is the fall…. Autumn in New England! When I was  young, I used …

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The blessed days of Dhul Hijjah and the pilgrimage

It is believed, by some,  that The Holy Ka'bah, located in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, was first built by Adam (Peace be upon him), the first man, first Prophet in the worship of One God, that it was forgotten for many years, and was later found by the Prophet Ibrahim and his son Ishmael (Peace be …

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In response to the recent violence. What would Prophet Muhammad (SAW) do?

I woke up on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 knowing that it was yet another anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. A day when many people, myself included, can remember exactly where they were and what they were doing, on that very day eleven years ago. A day when Americans, and millions of others across the globe, …

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