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Consumption-Consciousness in Ramadan

A couple nights ago, we broke one of our family Ramadan rules of “no fried food” and my mom went all out and cooked a bunch of deep-fried traditional Pakistani food.  It tasted amazing and hit the spot,...
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The Revert

Preface “The Revert” tells the story of a young woman who struggles to seek a connection to God to have the sins of her past forgiven.  Natasha is sincere and wants to consider Islam in a fair way and on...
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DIY Pick-Me-Up: Noor Jar

Settling into a routine that guides our life on a regular basis can be a great thing, but sometimes the monotony or hustle of the daily grind can become draining—sometimes even spiritually draining!  There...
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The Most Excellent of Things

The following is an excerpt from the text Mukhtaaraatul Adab (مختارات الأدب) which was taught to last year's Dream students by Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda. Ali said, لَيْسَ شَىْءٌ...
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Ali's Advice to His Son

The following is an excerpt from the text Mukhtaaraatul Adab (مختارات الأدب) which was taught to last year's Dream students by Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda. أَوْصى الإمامُ عليٌّ...
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1000+56 Words, Explained

 I feel like this message is far too important to me and far too sensitive for all of us for me to leave it unexplained. ----- Where were you when it happened? For me, it was the classroom.  I was...
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Better Company

  Ramadan2012 Posts  I recently listened to a spoken word poem that I'd like to share with all of you, along with my reflection on it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1xP1akEoO I woke up in a sweat,...
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It Was Just One “Like”

She started out Ramadan with high hopes, for a new beginning, more enthusiasm, greater spirituality.  Every Ramadan for the past few years she had been really trying to take advantage of the holy month and to...