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The disruptive effects of Ramadan on our sleep pattern are well-known. Short-term spiritual adrenaline alone may help mitigate the effects briefly, but typically it is followed by a crash of fatigue, often at the times we want to be increasing our spiritual efforts. Persevering throughout the month…

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My wife’s eyes tear with talk of sighting the moon.  My young daughters can’t wait for the thrill of it.  My elder daughters feign a je-ne-sais-pas teenage indifference but the twinkle in their eyes tells another tale.  I can’t believe how such a thin slice in space binds hearts together in such…

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Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui on the role fasting plays on the process of attaining taqwa (God-consciousness) and meaningful change, an excerpt from "Inner Dimensions of Fasting".

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Many explanations have been offered for the word ṣalāwāt, such as to exalt, to praise, to bestow mercy on, to bless, to forgive. Through an investigation of several verses of the Qurʾān, and drawing upon the ḥadīth and the insight of several great imams culled from an array of rare and precious…

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Turning back the tide of leftist influences does not mean not working with leftists at all. Working with them without violating normative creed, Islamic manners and modesty (al-hayaa) should be done per the Prophetic example, however, and not upon their terms. The Prophet (prayers and peace be…

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13 Reasons Why has swept the nation as it vividly, and controversially, takes viewers through the journey of a high school girl’s suicide, from her perspective. The series showcases many of the social ills our teens face today that can lead to struggles that are difficult to address. Regardless of…

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Our time is increasingly filled with the preoccupations of, well, occupations. And smart phones, social media, food, and endless to-do lists. And, for some of us, children. Many who develop spiritual interests while young are challenged by how to maintain that desire once we become parents.…

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Even if we cannot all become masters of Arabic, we should strive to become lovers of this right-sided language with the intention that even if we lack proficiency in Arabic, our love for Arabic will be a means for us to speak this Divine Language in the Presence of the Divine in the Eternal Garden.

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Strength is often mistaken as a weapon to be used to subdue one’s enemy and make others into one’s subjects. The Prophet, however, saw the truth of the matter, which was that strength and power are responsibilities given to a person as a test from God to see whether or not he/she will abuse them.…

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One must first be woke in terms of their own self. Imam ar-Raghib al-Isfahanī mentions in his text on Islamic ethics that the enemies of mankind are four: ego, whim, demonic, and worldly. Unless we understand how to battle the first three, we will continue to experience deterioration of our worldly…

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