Practical Skills

10 Chrome Extensions for the Muslim Man

Evernote Web Clipper Every come across a new hadith you really like and then months later can’t find it again? Or read a great article and want to reference it weeks later and can’t remember where you re...

How to Jump Start a Car

When I was in college, I used to park my car at the masjid and walk to class. Once, I had finished praying salah and was getting in my car to drive home when a brother knocked on my door and asked if I had jump...

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 ...

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 ...