Tag Archives: Muslim

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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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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Choosing a Major: The Muslim Man’s Guide to College Part IV

Choosing a Major Perhaps even more important choosing a college is choosing your major. When it comes to choosing a major, keep the investor’s paradigm in mind. Choosing a major is still a business decision. You are spending time and money in return for marketable skills which will serve you for years to come.

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The Muslim Man’s Guide to College Part I: Get in the Right Mindset

Introduction For most males, adulthood really begins with college. Our society makes a sharp distinction between “kids” before high school graduation and “adults” after high school graduation. Whether or not that distinction is fair is a different issue which will insha’Allah be addressed in a later article. Here though, I wanted to begin a series helping young Muslim men navigate …

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A Brief History of Hadith

Some people always love to claim that the Prophet ﷺ prohibited writing down hadith. This is absolutely and unequivocally true……..in the early stage of Islam. We have an authentic narration in Sahih Muslim where the Prophet ﷺ said “Do not write down from me anything other than the Qur’an.” Why on earth would he say this? Most importantly, because he …

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