Farewell Ramadan…

September 9, 2010

My thoughts on Ramadan ending..

http://eternallight.wordpress.com/2010/09/09/ramadan-1431-day-30/

I can’t believe how fast it passed……

Early Eid Mubarak Everyone!


Hidden Souls & Daughter of Pearls wish you…

August 11, 2010

Isn’t this sooo pretty? I jacked it from bintAbi (withmydreams.wordpress) WITHOUT her permission!  Copyright to her though mashAllah! And I put HS & DOP in a box on top purposefully in a hideous way to draw your attention that this is stolen. (even the grammar is off… should be ‘wish’ not ‘wishes’)

Ramadan Kareem everyone! May it be a blessed month for you all!


Of dates and papers..

August 6, 2010

So what do you do when your exams are scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. during Ramadan and your other option besides writing them during the specified time is to write the make ups squished together over the span of 2-3 days…noting that the make up exams will be significantly harder since they’ll be in written format instead of the standard MCQ style.

You adapt. That’s one kind of evolution I’m ok with 😉

Here are some note worthy articles I thought I would share:

On Call: The Trials of Being a Muslim Doctor During Ramadan

The Ramadan Nutrition and Work Out Plan for Success

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year


5 Day Ramadan POWER Plan

August 5, 2010

This is something I put together for my class, but I thought I would share… hope it is of benefit!!

You have start TODAY cuz there is only 5 days.. and if you cant then join days 😉

The 5 day Ramadan POWER

and here’s a DOC version as Dania asked 🙂

DOC version


Ramadan Mubarak

August 28, 2009

Ramadan Mubarak Everyone!

I found a nasheed (Arabic) that I liked today and I thought I would share it so I made it into a quick video so I could put it on youtube.  If you want to listen to it:


Hidden Depths…

September 27, 2008

I read this in more than one place these past few days and thought it was amazing subhanaAllah…

 Imam al-Razi stated, “Allah concealed this night like He did with many things: He concealed His pleasure with acts of obedience so one will strive towards them all, the answer to supplications so one will work towards making every supplication matter, His greatest name so people will magnify all of His names, His acceptance of repentance so one will repent for every sin, the time of one’s death so one will use his entire life for worship and he hide this night so people will worship Him every night [from the last 10 nights of Ramadan].”


Kodak Moments

September 27, 2008

I will miss the crowd…


When the Night Equals a Thousand

September 23, 2008

 by Muhammad Alshareef

It was narrated that in the days that Musa alayhis salaam wandered with Bani Israeel in the desert, an intense drought befell them. Together, they raised their hands towards the heavens praying for the blessed rain to come. Then, to the astonishment of Musa alayhis salaam and all those watching, the few scattered clouds that were in the sky vanished, the heat poured down, and the drought intensified.

It was revealed to Musa that there was a sinner amongst the tribe of Bani Israeel who had disobeyed Allah subhaanahu wa ta ‘aala for more than forty years of his life. “Let him separate himself from the congregation,” Allah subhaanahu wa ta ‘aala told Musa alayhis salaam. “Only then shall I shower you all with rain.”

Musa alayhis salaam then called out to the throngs of humanity, “There is a person amongst us who has disobeyed Allah for forty years. Let him separate himself from the congregation and only then shall we be rescued from the drought.”

What happened next??


Ramadan through the lens..

September 21, 2008

Their time, Our time…

September 21, 2008

Have you ever wished you were born at the time of the Prophet peace be upon him?

Have you wondered how difficult or easy it must have been for the Arabs to believe in him salla Allahu alahi wassalam?

You know, while we might be deprived of seeing the Prophet peace be upon him, we do have an advantage!

SubhanaAllah, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala is TRULY FAIR!

You know why?? Ponder of this…

During the time of the Prophet, miracles such as the israa’ and mi3raaj were unimaginable and unrealistic to the Arabs. How can a man possibly be elevated to the highest of skies, visit a land far away, and come back all within one night?? To them, it must have been difficult to comprehend. For us however, it is something VERY possible! Anyone who’s been on an airplane can attest to the high possibility of such a miracle…

This also applies to many of the Quraanic miracles such as the verses where Allah azza wa jal tells us of embryology and astronomy. To the Arabs, it probably made no sense to them when they learned about the sun and the moon having their own paths that they travel along in the skies…It was probably very difficult for them to understand the formation of a fetus in the womb and the development stages…Heck even think of the simplest examples: being created from water and mud…Any science student will tell you that one of the first things they memorized is that water is a MUST for life…and that the necessary ingredients for life as they say are probably found in “mud”…One can go on forever…

So you see, while we might not have the Prophet peace be upon him with us, we do understand many of the miracles presented to us in the Quraan…and that leads to another miracle within itself: the fact that these facts were mentioned over 1400 years ago and we are just learning them now!

Also, it brings me to shame to think of how fast they accepted the miracles (companions radiya Allahu anhum) and how strongly and firmly they held to the truth, regardless of what was realistic to them or beyond their knowledge and understanding…And they sacrificed their lives for it.

May Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala grant us the company of His messenger and the companions in jannah inshaAllah. Ameen..

Wassalamu Alaikum…


Farewell…Until Next Time, inshaAllah

September 19, 2008

(an article written for the community newsletter)

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Farewell…Until Next Time, inshaAllah

As I sit here contemplating how I should fill this space with words of benefit, I can’t help but feel the pressure of this task. It is not the lack of ideas or topics that I would love to share that brings upon this difficulty, but rather, a worry that whatever might be presented would not suffice to meet the expectations of Muslims who have just witnessed, alhamdulillah, another month of Ramadan.

It is with great sadness that I write this, knowing that I have one week left of this blessed month. During these past few weeks our community has observed many touching events. The news of death, newlyweds, newborns, halaqas, and iftars brought us together to share these bitter sweet moments of life. I think I can speak on behalf of everyone when I say that I looked forward to waking up early at 5 a.m. in hopes of gaining ajer by following the sunnah of the prophet salla Allahu alaihi wassalam. After all, who doesn’t like getting ajer for the mere act of eating?! Our daily routines have never been as organized and well planned. We have been committed to our worship. We were dedicated to attending prayers at the mosques and we were motivated to stand in long prayers at night. We gave up many things and tried our ultimate best to act with full piety. We were in constant remembrance of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala and always aware of our actions. We did this for a whole month! Surely, we learned how to be patient.

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