Too Young to Kill?

Connecting with children through nature has become somewhat of a myth. In fact, the entire definition of ‘connecting’ has changed in the modern era. In the face of technological abundance, why hand your child a flower when you can hand over an iPad with Google images bringing forth far more than you ever could? It’s phenomenal – a simple search may produce images that you may never witness first hand. Rather, images which you never feel the need to witness first hand. The scent of these flowers, one can only hypothesise. No wonder it is theorised that the coming generation will, for the first time in history, die younger than their predecessors. Experience the world, but don’t move a muscle. Our children know everything about the planet, everything about the ecosystem and its integral role amongst our forests – yet so few are venturing out there. Die, adventure, die.

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Why Old Is Gold

“I took Uncle to the auto shop for the job. When the guy looked at him, he said Uncle’s too old and he can’t work. I don’t know why people underestimate him. He didn’t even try, just judged him right away”.

I got this text from my husband last week who was assisting his Uncle find a job here in New York. His uncle had just emigrated to the U.S. from Pakistan, and he wanted to find a job as a mechanic. When my husband took his Uncle to introduce him to someone he knows regarding a job, this scenario occurred.

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Don’t Lose Your Strength When You Find Ramdan

So, it’s about that time. We’re finally reaching the blessed month of Ramadan, and we are all excited. Many of us will be setting goals for ourselves in terms of gaining more in a spiritual sense, doing more good deeds, helping family, friends, those in need and ultimately making the most of this Ramadan. However, some of us will do all that, while also trying to juggle our own training routines alongside long nights in the Masjid praying Tarawih. So, what is the best way to train during Ramadan?

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From Modest to Big Sweaty Mess: Why Hijab Is Nearly Impossible in the Summer

I live in New York City, where the temperatures reach the 90s in the summer with humidity making it feel like it’s almost 100 degrees. Now to an average person, the heat is just the heat. I mean, it’s just weather right? Well not if you’re me – or any Muslim woman who chooses to cover for that matter. Figuring out which hijab and clothes to wear that adhere to the Islamic principles of dress, but still prevent me from becoming a puddle of sweat, is rather difficult.

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4 Ways to Prepare for Ramadan

Ramadan is almost here.

Some people are great at doing Ramadan. I’m not one of them. I find it hard, every single year. Here are four things I know I can do to prepare for Ramadan. I’m writing them mainly for myself, but maybe others will find it useful.

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Get Me out of This Religious Slump! Why We’re Shooting Air Balls

There’s something about being imperfect that may cause partial spiritual paralysis. I’m not a doctor, but I do play one online. Anyway, if you’re feeling this way, as I have (and do from time to time), then you’re in limbo. It’s that feeling where you’re not only losing the akhirah (the hereafter), but also losing the dunya. Know what I mean? I hope so, because if it’s just me, then this is embarrassing.

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