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 be...

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 t...

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, ...

Asking for Recommendation Letters

I’m in the process of applying for residency right now and a huge part of the application process is recommendation letters. My least favorite part. Out of all the parts of the application, this is the one th...

How to Leave a Voicemail

At some point in your professional life, you're going to have to leave a voicemail. Actually, you're going to have to leave tons and tons of voicemails. It's a simple enough thing to do but a lot of people mess...

Skills for the Muslim Man: Reading the Sky to Find the Qibla

{ وَعَلامَاتٍ وَبِٱلنَّجْمِ هُمْ يَهْتَدُونَ } "And landmarks. And by the stars they are guided." You’re on a road trip and it’s time to pray Maghrib and ‘Isha. You pull into a rest area and make wudu. How ...