Category Archives: Our Challenges

The Overlooked Struggle

It’s happened to many of us.  We come across a friend or relative—someone we would consider fairly religious—engaging in behavior that seems shocking or out of character.  You meet them on the street one day and see them dressed in … Continue reading

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The Missing Ingredients: Compassion and Gentleness

I was attending the Friday prayer at a certain mosque once. In the back corner, I noticed two teenage girls sitting side by side, whispering and giggling throughout most of the khutbah(sermon). It was slightly distracting, but nobody made a … Continue reading

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Selflessness – “Al-’eethar”

I seek refuge in Allah, the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing, from the accursed Satan. In the name of Allah[1], the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful.  We praise Allah, thank Him, seek His help, guidance and forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah … Continue reading

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