Ramadan Reality Check: Burnout or Speed Up

For me, the weeks and days leading up to Ramadan are filled with hope, enthusiasm and determination. I look forward to the days and nights of tranquility, and a sense of unity among the ummah, worldwide. I long for the shayateen to be locked up, so that I can begin my soul searching and be steadfast in my worship. Just the thought of having the chance to improve myself and gain both reward and forgiveness seems to relieve my heart and make me happy.

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The Three Things That Were Loved

I want to share with you my favorite Hadith (narration). I found it in my copy of “Preparing for the Day of Judgement” by Imam Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalani (translated by S.M. Hasan Al-Banna) in the Chapter “Counsel in Threes”. Included under each part of the Hadith is the tafseer (explanation) that was explained to me by Ustadh Usama Canon.

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Why Debating Anti-Theists Is Pointless

There’s a stark difference between an atheist and an anti-theist. An atheist simply lacks belief in a deity while an anti-theist goes on the offensive and is angry (for some reason) and makes it their life mission to prove theists are not only wrong, but also stupid. Excuse my English, but I’m just keeping it real.

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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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