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Lessons from the Snowflakes

By Adam Abu Ibrahim It may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know. I do not know about you but, subhan'Allah, as...
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Be True And Be You

By Wael Abdelgawad Listen to the quiet voice inside yourself. The persistent voice that tells you that there's something more to life, that calls you to do something meaningful, to experience the world in...

Hajj Reflections: Sacrificing for Knowledge

In the past, students of knowledge did not have it easy. Studying Islam was a Jihad that required a lot of sacrifice and one had to be self-driven and willing to go through anything for knowledge. Yet sadly times have changed. Today so many students complain about the mildest things, from a class being too early to the teacher not cracking enough jokes.

Hajj Reflections: Hardship and Ease

On the one hand, I was treated to five star treatment including a Hotel room in Mina (ten in a room though), three buffets a day and even spending money. On the other hand, I had to endure bus drives that lasted forever, dangerous crowds, fiqh clashes with roommates and very long walks. It was a complete balance, for every luxury I enjoyed I faced a tough test.