Ever avoid that one person who always seems to be successful in making you feel like a total hypocrite? Sure, they’re only reminding you to do good, and that is a part of Islam, right? Well, kind of. They may hear you, but trust me, they’re not listening. You don’t avoid them because of their reminders. You avoid them because of their approach. You can have two people offer you the exact same advice, but you’re more likely to accept the advice from the one who isn’t a jerk. Continue reading
Imagine praying for 50 years, and none are accepted by Allah. Scary thought, I know. I don’t know about you, but sometimes prayer feels more like a chore due to the habitual nature of establishing it in our lives. The funny thing about intent is that we always have one. If I’m hungry, I intend to eat. If I’m sleepy, I intend to sleep. If I’m bored, I intend to read my own blog posts and tweets because I’m hilarious. Just kidding, but seriously, my posts and tweets are amazing.
Chubby babies. What?
Anyway, I wanted to touch upon the internal struggle many of us face; establishing our prayers. I could quote Qur’an and Hadiths all day long, but let’s face it, at some point we begin to tune those things out after a while because we end up placing them in the cliché category. I’d rather approach this as a simple brother taking a logical, real world approach.
Most of us already know what our spiritual obligations are. Continue reading
So, this will be a short blog post. I received an email from a sister with an urgent concern. She has evidence of a certain brother who uses the internet to prey on innocent women. I have not personally seen the evidence so I will not be sharing any names although I do believe the sister and what she says.
Nevertheless, it is an important topic that cannot be ignored. We are on Twitter throughout the day and come into contact with many individuals of the opposite sex. For the most part, it seems to be cordial and beneficial. Sisters need to be especially vigilant. Many innocent women want to change for the better (like men), and follow people who provide beneficial Islamic reminders that may come in handy during their day as a source of good. Continue reading
I am a regular follower of your tweets and views. Mashallah, they are a source of great guidance to people in general and Muslims in particular , all over the world. Now, straight to the question. I am 25 years old. My concern is of that marriage plans. My parents are in hurry to get me married and they wish to do so after a couple of years. Even I am not. I wish to achieve more professional growth first.
But my problem lies with this person, I like and it has been almost two years of our relationship. However, lately I have been reading a lot of Hadith and Quran translation (English), which has made me very strict about my preferences.
If I abide by my religion, then this person is not the right one for me , because he does not pray and he has been into a lot of relationships with girls. Though ever since, he met me he stopped all that to some extent , but he is not religious. Now that I am getting very very particular about following Islam , I think he might not really fit the bill. I have tried talking to him and convincing him that he needs to practice Islam more strictly, he overlooks this.
At the very same time, I am having a hard time trying to forget him and I keep repeating the same mistake of overlooking his flaws, especially when it comes to religion.
I am in a dillema brother, and i want an honest advice from you on this.
All praise is to Allah alone. We seek His guidance and His Mercy. First, I want to thank you for the very kind words. Continue reading
I discovered your twitter page yesterday and I decided to email you because I’ve recently decided I want to devote my all to God. Your tweets are inspiring and comforting, since I am a little scared of devoting myself to God. It’s so hard, staghfarallah. I’ll have to step away from all temptations and I’m scared I’ll just end up lonely and life will become boring. How do you enjoy life? I know you don’t have to upset God to enjoy life and I know it will feel great to connect with God and live my life to please HIM but I just do not know how to get started and how to not be scared of this change.
I just needed someone to ask these questions to and I decided why not you since your tweets caught my attention and inspired me. They also make the idea of devoting yourself to God seem very simple and fun. I hope I did not bother you with this email.
All praise is to Allah alone. We seek His guidance and His Mercy. First, I want to thank you for the very kind words. May Allah accept all of our efforts. Ameen.
I know what it is like to delay the inevitable. I, like you, had to make a decision in my life. I was fully aware of what I had to do, but delayed doing it because I thought it meant I could no longer have fun. Continue reading
So, I’ll keep this story short and sweet. Anyway, my wife and I were driving home on New Year’s eve, last year. We happened to come across a sobriety checkpoint. You know, the one where you suddenly come across some traffic when you least expect it.
So, we were at the end of the line when we noticed Police activity. They were checking for drunk drivers, which I totally support. Those bastards! So selfish.
But I digress. We watched a bunch of cars make quick u-turns where it is obviously not permitted, and then watched cops on motorcycles chase them down. Can you be any MORE guilty? Continue reading