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 intellect...

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, ...

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 h...

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...