Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Repentance of Abu Nuwas

One of the most famous Arabic language poets in history was a man named Abu Nuwas. In addition to his literary talent, he was particularly know for the rowdy content of his writings. He would praise the joys of getting drunk, describe in vivid detail his desire for women (and men) and all in all, lead an extremely hedonistic life.

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How to give a Manly Muslim Handshake

I had a non-Muslim friend in college who visited the masjid one day to see a khutbah and jumu’ah salah. After salah was over, I walked out with him and talked a bit as everyone filtered out of the musallah. As most Muslims would normally do, I said salaam to the people I knew as they passed in front of …

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Seeking Islamic Knowledge

Abu Hurayrah (ra) narrates that the Prophet ﷺ said: “Whoever traverses a path seeking sacred knowledge, Allah will make easy for him a path leading to Paradise.” Every man who turns towards Islam finds himself with a desire to increase his religious knowledge. With the sheer amount of material available in English, it’s hard to know where to start. This list …

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