Haybah: A Forgotten Facet of Manhood Part II


Click here for previous article in this series. The paradox of Haybah Haybah is inherently paradoxical. You can see this in one of Ali (ra)’s description of the Prophet ﷺ. He said, مَنْ رَآهُ بَدِيهَةً هَابَهُ، وَمَنْ خَالَطَهُ مَعْرِفَةً أَحَبَّهُ “Those who saw him from afar were in awe [had haybah] of him but those who knew him closely loved …

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Haybah: A Forgotten Facet of Manhood

Ask any Muslim to describe the characteristics which are present in a true Muslim man and you’ll get a laundry list of traits. Courage, piety, chivalry, generosity, etc. There’s one characteristic, however, that we all intrinsically associate with manhood but often lack the vocabulary to articulate. It was a quality that many of Imam Malik’s contemporaries described him with. It …

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Activism and the Paradox of Abu Talib


Activism. Imagine a man who’s done more for the spread of Islam than any Muslim activist alive today. A man who didn’t just help Muslims but helped the Muslim. A man who protected the Prophet ﷺ with his wealth and influence. A man who faced persecution for his activism, who was exiled into a valley, and rejected by his own tribesman. A man …

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Islam and a Culture of Victimhood

Donald Trump’s election to president of the US has galvanized social media. Most importantly, it has brought to the forefront a certain mentality that has been insidiously finding a home in the collective Muslim conscience.  In an article published in the journal of Comparative Sociology, two researchers, Bradley Campbell and Jason Manning, wrote about the emergence of what they termed …

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Cultivating a Personal Library

Every man should have a personal library. Your own personal collection of books you’ve read over the years. Books that have shaped you, books that you refer back to, books that you have an emotional connection to, and books that reflect the kind of man you are and want to be. When I was a junior in college, one of …

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