Monthly Archives: August 2016

Imam Mālik’s letter to Imam al-Layth

Of the most famous intellectual rivalries in Islamic history is the rivalry of Imam Mālik ibn Anas and Imam al-Layth ibn Sa’d. Both were tremendous legal scholars, both founded a madhab, and both were intellectual powerhouses. More importantly, both were men of impeccable adab and held each other in the utmost respect. Ibn al Qayyim al-Jawziyyah records some correspondence between …

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Going Beyond the Classroom: The Muslim Man’s Guide to College Part VII

In college, your life is an empty canvas on which you can paint anything you want. Even if you plan your weekly schedule out properly and are on track to graduate comfortably within four years, you’ll find that you still have more free time than ever before.  This is where people trip up.

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Give Gifts

Growing up, my favorite days of the year were Eid ul Fitr and Eid ul Adha. Mostly for the spirituality and meeting friends and family and praying salah with the whole community of course. But just a tiny bit because of, you know, presents. Until I was pretty old, I think halfway through high school, I assumed every Muslim family …

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Creating a Calendar: The Muslim Man’s Guide to College Part VI

In high school, your schedule was mostly made for you. You knew what time to show up to school and what time to leave and everything in between was given to you. If you had extracurriculars, they were scheduled right after school. Then you came home, did a few things, then went to bed. Not so in college. You might …

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Blog direction and Facebook page!

It’s been about a year since I first launched this blog. Third year of medical school threw a bit of a wrench into plans for the blog but alhamdulillah, I finished Step 2 last weekend and can focus on growing this blog in the direction I’d like. Towards that end, here’s what I have in store going forward insha’Allah:

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The Stranger-A poem written by the greatgrandson of the Prophet ﷺ

Ali ibn Husain ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib, better known as Zain al-‘Abideen, was the great-grandson of the Prophet ﷺ and one of the few members of Ahl-Bayt to survive the massacre at Karbala. In addition to being known for his ascetism, worship, and piety, he was from the early scholars of orthodox Islam. He is counted amongst the jurists …

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Lessons for Muslim Men in the example of the bee

A few months ago, I delivered a commencement address at a high school graduation ceremony for Muslim students. I spoke about how the key to success in college—as in life—is to be like the honeybee. Since then, I’ve been able to reflect more on the example of bees and the lessons we can derive from them. Over the next few …

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Book Review: Revelation

Title: Revelation Author: Meraj Mohiuddin Overall Rating: 1/5-Do not recommend Having heard the author speak about this book during ISNA’s annual convention, I was really looking forward to reading it. There have been very few original seerah books written in English and with the rave reviews this book had received, I fully expected it to set a new standard for English …

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