Posts Tagged ‘mohammed’

Thanks for Sleepless Nights

By Mohammed Saleem Ramadan often elicits childhood memories of our parents going to extra lengths to make it special, waking up in the middle of the night to make us that gourmet suhoor (breakfast) before the dawn of our first fast. It is a time we become more thankful for what we took for granted, not […]

Our Idiot Brother: 7 Things You May Not Know About Your Younger Sibling

By Abid Mohammed Disclaimer: This article is the first of a three part series looking at the wide array of relationships that younger siblings have and from different perspectives. The next article will focus on what younger siblings should know about their older siblings. “‘Joseph and his brother are more beloved to our father than […]

Gay Muslims—the Elephants in the (Prayer) Room

WebbStaff Note I: This is a controversial issue with varying perspectives. Our guest author is expressing one perspective; we encourage others to respectfully discuss their own perspective in the comments or submit your thoughts as a guest piece. This article is meant to open up a discussion on this issue, rather than be a definitive […]

This Tree

By Abid Mohammed “Daddy!” I said. “Yes, son?” my father replied. “Why do people only work five days a week and not seven?” I asked. “Well, because most people need a break from all the hard work that they…” “But why?” I asked again. “If you’ll just let me finish, I’ll tell you wh..” “But […]

The Never-Ending Story

By Abid Mohammed A man once complained to the Prophet ﷺ (peace and blessings be upon him) that he had a hard heart. The Prophet ﷺ  replied, “If you want your heart to soften, (affectionately) rub the orphan’s head (with your hand) and feed the needy.” [narrated by Ibn Abi Dunya] For the entire week, […]