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Medicine for the Soul: Part II

Continued from ‘Medicine for the Soul: Part I‘. Please Allah, make the pain go away. This is the worst part. ~ The building in front of me looked so inconspicuous, so utterly normal and mundane that one could hardly have fathomed the horrors taking place within it. I emerged from the taxi, my legs like jelly and my arms stiff like frozen ice. I didn’t want to be there, anywhere near there, but at that moment in time, I thought I was doing the right thing. “Where are we?”...

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A Mother’s Gift: Part II

Continued From “A Mother’s Gift: Part I.”  Three days went by. I went to school after the morning at Daniel’s house, trying to forget everything and catch up on my work.  I wanted to graduate; I wanted to get out of the life I had thrown myself into after my father’s death. I spent more time with my brother at night. He, at almost nine years old, was slowly starting to read, and that was something I couldn’t miss in his  life. My little brother was born early, and...

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Letting Things Go For Allah

I was inspired to write this earlier today when a friend of mine asked me for advice: “I just cannot stop listening to music…I want to, but it’s too hard!” This is something we’ve all probably said to ourselves, or listened to others say. Whether the issue at hand is music or something else, we have a hard time letting go of the things that we hold dear in our hearts. There is a burning fire in some of us that makes us want to let go and change,...

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From Among My Followers…

UPDATE: There are many legitimate scholars that are of the opinion that foods with minute amounts of alcohol are allowed and that silk ties are allowed as they are only decorations. We advise that you research this yourself or talk to a local Imam/scholar for more clarification. In Sahih Al-Bukhari, it mentions that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wa sallam), “From among my followers there will be some people who will consider illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk, the drinking of alcoholic drinks and the use of musical instruments,...

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How To Perform Repentance (Part 1)

Just recently, I was asked about a topic known to all Muslims. However, in our daily lives, we tend to many times forget about this issue. In terms of practicality, we seem to forget how preposterously simple this act is and how we should really be doing it more often. Therefore, I decided to discuss it here in my article. I was asked, “How does one exactly perform Tawbah (the Arabic word for “repentance”)?” Is it a very difficult and long process where one has to go to an Imam...