Creamy Thai Chicken Curry

One thing I picked up in medical school is cooking with a slowcooker. If you're busy and short on time, you can make some amazing tasting meals with very little effort. Here's one of my favorite recipes. (more...

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 ...

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 ...

Lessons for Muslim Men in the life of Abdul Rahman ibn Awf

When it comes to examples of manliness from the lives of the sahabah, Abdul Rahman ibn Awf stands out from the crowd. He converted to Islam at its very dawn; at one point, he constituted one of eight Muslim men...

How to give a Manly Muslim Handshake

I had a non-Muslim friend in college who visited the masjid one day to see a khutbah and jumu’ah salah. After salah was over, I walked out with him and talked a bit as everyone filtered out of the musallah. As ...

Seeking Islamic Knowledge

Abu Hurayrah (ra) narrates that the Prophet ﷺ said: "Whoever traverses a path seeking sacred knowledge, Allah will make easy for him a path leading to Paradise." Every man who turns towards Islam finds himself ...