On Being Judgmental

We have a huge problem among our people. We are very quick to form opinions and then stick to them. We are judgmental, we take things purely on hearsay and we spread all the negatives we hear. It is sad that our people are in such a state when our religion clearly teaches us otherwise. […]

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Cleansing our hearts

There is a Hadith where the Prophet Muhammad said about a man about to enter the mosque that he was among the people of Jannah. He was from among the Ansar (the people of Madinah). This happened on three consecutive days. This Ansari was then followed by Abdullah Ibn Amr Ibn al Aas to spend […]

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On Concealing Faults

I have often seen people show great strength of character when they say they will conceal another’s faults and shortcomings for the sake of Allah. That they would cover up someone’s sins and misgivings from the world so that Allah may cover and forgive theirs. I admire people who do this- as this is a […]

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The Nail Polish Struggle

You’re getting ready for a party and decided to put some nail polish on. You come back home a little later than you thought, still haven’t prayed your night prayer, and need to make wudu. But, you can’t. I mean, you can, but it won’t count since you have nail polish on. So now you […]

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Busy Ramadan

Ramadan is a busy time. This year it seems busier still. Although I cannot say this year’s business has anything to do with me engaging in any extra worship. With my due date very close, and all the last month pains and aches attacking me with pretty much full swing, I am not fasting this […]

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No Adhan, No Fun

I live in a country where no matter how close to a mosque you may live, you cannot hear the adhan being called out, and as much as I would love the sound of the adhan resonating from the loudspeaker of the mosque, and into my ears, I understand why that doesn’t happen here, and […]

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Ramadan is on, and Zaky is too.

Today is the twelfth fast of Ramadan and my third Ramadan since I got married. It’s interesting how things change. From being woken up for suhoor by my mother, and coming to the table waiting for my suhoor meal to come to me, I am now responsible for waking up in the morning (parents still […]

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