Monthly Archives: March 2017

Islamic Etiquette of being a Guest

A few months ago, we had an article on how to be a good host. There’s also the flipside to that, however. How can you be a good guest? While Islamically, there is a strong emphasis on being a good host, that doesn’t mean that we have no guidelines for being a good guest. A lot of this will vary …

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A Muslim Man is Punctual

A very shameful trait that has become common in Muslim communities is tardiness. People joke about the concept of “Muslim Standard Time”. Despite how ubiquitous this habit is, it’s a habit that any Muslim man wanting to emulate the Prophet ﷺ should remove from his life. The Prophet  ﷺ said “Verily Allah has prescribed ihsan (perfection) in all things.” (Muslim). Part of having ihsan …

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Ahmad Shawqi and the Weightlifter

Ahmad Shawqi was an Egyptian poet who pionereed the modern Egyptian literary movement. He was considered by many to be one of the greatest Arabic poet laureates of the modern age and was given the title Amīr al-Shu‘arā’ meaning The Prince of Poets. In 1930, an Egyptian man by the name of As-Sayyid Naseer won an international weightlifting competition. The people of …

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Early Islamic History Demystified | Part 3: The Apostasy Wars and Compilation of the Qur’an

Abu Bakr (ra) may have had the unanimous support of all the sahabah when he became khalifah, but the newly converted Arab tribes were a different story. Remember, within Madinah, the people who surrounded Abu Bakr (ra) were men and women of iman. Of course, hypocrites did exist, but they were a minority and wielded no influence. Outside Madinah, however, …

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How to Jump Start a Car

When I was in college, I used to park my car at the masjid and walk to class. Once, I had finished praying salah and was getting in my car to drive home when a brother knocked on my door and asked if I had jumper cables. Turns out his car wouldn’t start and he needed to jump it. I …

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