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Ramadan & Social Action: Is THIS the Fasting that I Have Appointed?

There are poignant questions that cut to the heart. This is one: Is THIS the fasting that I had appointed? And before I tell you the reason for this revelation you already know that something is wrong. As the divine speech burns on the lips of the prophet, Nabi Isaiah (as) continues… For day after […]

From Fasting to Feasting: The Coming of the Bridegroom

Then John’s disciples came and asked him, “How is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?” 15 Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast. […]

Laylat al Qadr: the Night of Power & Forgiveness

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said when the month of Ramadan began, “Verily, this month has presented itself to you. There is a night within it that is better than a thousand months. Whoever is deprived of it has been deprived of all good. None is […]

Prophets Before Us

“Oh you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may become righteous”  (Al Baqara 2:183).   Today marks the start of the sacred Muslim month of rest: Ramadan. For Muslims, Ramadan represents a month of blessings, for it marks the beginning of the Qur’an as […]

Detox this Ramadan: Rest

You have been waiting for the past few weeks for this day, a sort of reset button, and now is time to set the clock and slow down. Time to have a taste of a world that hides beneath the busyness of life. I know you have expectations of good things ahead, of connections restored, […]