Sweeter Than Sleep

She wakes to the galaxy of Styrofoam forming her popcorn-ceiling and wonders why she can discern the intricacies of it before dawn? Groaning, she covers her face in shame; the sun has risen, but He needs not light to see what she has failed to do. The makeshift shelter of her hands is dismantled and gropes for the blanket that once appeared a comfort, making sleep seem sweeter. But throughout the globe, wherever the submitters reside, men from among them called out before dawn, Salah is better than sleep....


He is Greater

Woke up before dawn Cold water and sleepy eyes Ignored Shaitan’s lies Left my class early Warmer weather, it’s noon now Study room, I bow Finally back home Have homework but it can wait Face He who creates Dinner, we sit down Finish eating, make wudu Feet close by like glue Day is almost done And the moon shines with the stars Allahu Akbar Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) has said in the Qur’an: “I have not created the jinn and humankind for any other purpose except that they should...


Daily Qur’anic Immersion

This article was featured in the Mission Ramadan eBook. Waking up before Fajr. Eating with the community at Maghrib. Praying for hours after Isha. A very unlikely schedule,  except in the month of Ramadan. I find it very interesting that we are capable of doing so much Ibaadat in our normal schedule but never go about doing so until Ramadan appears. Many people say, “You know what, I’m just going to go to Pakistan/Egypt/Saudi Arabia, stay there, and do nothing but concentrate on worshiping Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala). This...