How to know if your Hajj has been accepted is to see how your life is a year later. So said one of our Hajj teachers. It's been nearly a year since Mr. Rafia and I embarked on that journey of a lifetime. There have been ebbs and flows, I will not lie. Going to … Continue reading Hajj: One Year Later
Today is the last day of 2018. I don't know why I am making such a big deal. I always fall asleep before midnight anyway. But with the week that I have been having, I may actually be awake... but probably in the midst of making sense of that final paragraph, re-reading it at least … Continue reading Most definitely my last post of 2018… I think ;)
I saw this article the other day and it filled me with such calm: During Lent, a Christian tried praying 5 times a day. While I do understand the author's concerns over the fear of blurring the lines (for e.g. can I as practicing Muslim truly practice yoga? What does it mean that my "yogi" … Continue reading An outsider’s view
I'm often humbled by God bringing people into my life who truly care when I least expect it. Just this morning, when I logged onto Facebook (I'm just as surprised as you all are - sometimes Facebook does accomplish that whole "bringing people together" mantra), I was humbled by the extent of this care and … Continue reading A few thoughts on community
Okay, so obviously I did not have my first iftar last night. I've been fasting for close to two decades - and I have attended plenty of iftars in my lifetime. FYI: For my non-Muslim readers, "iftar" is the name of the meal Muslims eat after breaking their fast. But last night was the first … Continue reading My first iftar!