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Sunnah of the Week #2: Dua When Waking Up

In the Name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Especially Compassionate,

This week we will implement a new sunnah of the blessed Messenger, inshaAllah. Each week, we will add another sunnah to our daily routines. You can see the full story behind this idea in the post A Sunnah a Day Keeps the Devil Away. Continue Reading

“You” Are Not Your Rational Mind

In the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Especially Compassionate,

Previously, I had explained why the best translation for the Arabic term aql is consciousness. I also detailed the change in the meaning of the Latin term intellectus to its modern English connotation of being solely related to the rational mind. I am assuming you understand this and I will be using the words consciousness, aql, and intellect (in it’s Latin sense) interchangeably throughout all my future posts.. Continue Reading

Sunnah of the Week #1: Dua Before Sleeping

In the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Especially Compassionate

This week we will begin to implement the sunnan of the blessed Messenger, inshaAllah. Each week, we will add another sunnah to our daily routines. You can see the full story behind this idea in the post A Sunnah a Day Keeps the Devil Away. Continue Reading

The Weekly Sunnahs Will Be Delayed For One More Week

In the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Especially Compassionate

If you’ve been following me, then you know today we were supposed to start the weekly sunnan today, as outlined in my post A Sunnah A Day Keeps the Devil Away. Unfortunately due to some technical difficulties I was unable to get the weekly newsletter set up on time, which is integral for this project. Bare with me, inshaAllah by next week everything should be set up correctly. My apologies for the delay. Continue Reading

The Aql Is Not Reason – It’s Consciousness

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

One of the greatest tragedies befalling the mimbar today is an egregious mistranslation of the Arabic term العقل (al-aql). It is usually translated as “reason,” the devastating ramifications of which cannot be overstated. This (mis)translation is literally undercutting the foundation of all Islamic spirituality. Continue Reading

An Example of Alternative Media Influence

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In my article about Muslims in the media, I mentioned how a network of bloggers, Youtubers, and internet activists can change the cultural landscape and make minority ideas mainstream. Here’s a quote: Continue Reading

Why We Don’t Need More Muslims In “The Media”

بسم الله الرحمن الريم

One of the ideas that’s constantly parroted on the mimbar is that we need more Muslims in the media. This notion is almost entirely false. Continue Reading

A Sunnah A Day Keeps the Devil Away

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

One of the important realizations of my life in recent times is that true knowledge has almost nothing to do with conceptual knowledge. Even the affirmation of the kalimah with words is ultimately of secondary importance; what is important is that the recognition of Allah in the heart. Continue Reading

Why Can’t I Be This Thankful To God?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

There’s a video a friend recently posted on Facebook about a Syrian refugee who was able to immigrate to Canada with the help of a sponsor: Continue Reading

How to Escape Being Buried in Your Sins

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Most of you reading this do not realize something of fundamental importance: your heart is buried beneath your sins. Some of you do realize this, and have come in hopes of escaping the grave which you have dug yourself into. Continue Reading