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The Taste of Light

October 22, 2013

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  Have you ever tasted 1,000 tahlils? What about 5,000 istighfars? What about several hundred salawats on the Nabi (saws)? What about the taste of a surat you never thought you’d read in Arabic? Because it was too big? Too long? Too overpowering? This year, I tasted these things for the first time. I tasted […]

Becoming Pilgrims from Home

October 19, 2012

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Dhul Hijjah Mubarak!!! How are you upping your game these blessed ten days? Well, I’ve actually entered a “game” to up my anty. I don’t even know what the prize is. Well, I do, actually. An increase in ibadah and inshAllah, with the proper intentions, reward from Allah. Yeah, I’m serious about competing this Dhul […]

Ramadan Mubarak!…and some Ramadan thoughts while I’m on blogiday…

August 1, 2011

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So if you haven’t noticed how quiet it has been around here, yes, I’m on blogiday. I know, I know. I just had one in March/April, right? Well I firmly believe in the wonders of rejuvenation that a vacation brings. It’s not good to always be a workaholic (believe me, I know), PLUS, Ramadan is […]

Respected Rajab, Separated Sha’aban, and Really Hot Ramadan

June 27, 2011

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As we exit the holy month of Rajab reflecting on the blessed anniversary of the Isra and Miraj on Tuesday night, we realize that Ramadan is only a month away. And this is going to be my first Ramadan experience in the summer…DC’s long summer days. But its okay, I’m actually looking forward to the […]

An Everyday Love Affair: A Commentary on Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2011

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In light of the march of roses and hearts that have been stampeding the streets, I’ve been thinking a lot about love. But not just any kind of love–Divine Love. Sure, today is Valentine’s Day, but the last I checked there was no Saint Valentine in Islam or an Eid ul-Hob. But that doesn’t mean […]

The First Spring: Rabi ul Awwal

February 9, 2011

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I feel spring fever coming on…did you go outside today? I did…it was beautiful. I bundled my daughter and myself up only to be met with the need to shed the gloves and wool scarf. We are now in the third Islamic month, Rabi al’ Awwal , which literally means the first spring. And what […]

The Yellow Month

February 2, 2011

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I was originally going to call this post “mellow yellow”, but after researching the perverse history of that word (please don’t look it up–curiosity killed the cat!), I couldn’t bring myself to use it to describe an Islamic month. So “The Yellow Month” will just have to do. When I looked up this month, most […]