Safi Khan

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I’m So Not Worth Anything

It was a beautiful moonlit, starless night. I gazed out of the window and breathed in deeply. It all seemed so peaceful, but yet, the turmoil within me seemed to be raging harder than ever. I had a sudden urge to jump and just let go. Let go of my worries, my problems, my life… I’m so not worth anything. Sometimes I feel like my family thinks I was only a nuisance…and I don’t blame them. After all, they have to pay for my food, pay for my school,...

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Love And Respect

Have we ever thought about the difference between love and respect? When we say we love someone, what does that mean? When we say we respect someone, how is different from loving that person? To this question, Imam Safi Khan of Dar-us-Salaam said, “Love is the ability to give something, while respect is the ability to take something.” Think about  it; when you love someone, you want to give them something that will make them happy. When you respect somebody, you are willing to listen and take from what they say....

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Mommy, Daddy, What Is That?

In our lives, we see, meet, and interact with non-Muslims on a daily basis. These moments, be it large or small, creates an influence on the person whether it was our intention or not. Based upon my personal (both serious and hilarious) experiences, there are three ways one can give Dawah without even mentioning the phrase “convert to Islam”. Message from the Author: This article is an Eid special (by the way, all of the events happened in the three days of Eid except for the last event). Eid...

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The Power of Dua

“Verily your Lord is Generous and Shy. If His servant raises his hands to Him (in supplication) He becomes shy to return them empty” (Ahmad, Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi) Imagine your next door neighbor has a personal servant. You find out that the servant is asking for a house, a fancy car, and a large screen TV. Personally speaking, what do you think you would have done in this situation? The most probable thing that would happen is that you would just stare at him blankly. Most likely, the only thing...