Posts Tagged ‘mohamoud’

Will Marriage Solve My Problems?

By Ubah After engaging more with the Muslim community through activities like da`wah (calling to Islam), conferences, and halaqat (study circles), I have observed something intriguing: there seems to be a fascination—even obsession—with the topic of marriage. Regardless of whether a particular lecture is dedicated to something other than gender relations, the topic of marriage somehow […]

Seeing the Clouds Move

By Ubah When I was younger, I took many things for face value: leaves were green, fire burned, candy tasted yummy, and perfume smelled nice. I don’t remember ever questioning why certain things were the way they were—in depth at least—and I just sort of accepted whatever I perceived as being the ultimate truth. Which is why, […]

When Will We Be Satisfied?

By Ubah My appreciation of nature was something that came quite late in my life. As a child, I was privileged enough to have the opportunity to witness places like forests, parks, ponds, and tumbling fields of grass, hay bales, and canola. I did so without ever really taking a moment to digest what I […]

A Bundle of Peace, Mercy, and Blessings

By Ubah Islam: a blessing loaded with blessings. From among these blessings is one thing in particular that distinguishes Islam from all other faiths. Something that transcends linguistic, cultural, ethnic and geographical barriers. Something that is understood from the most urbanized areas in the West, to the remotest locations of the East. Something that embodies the […]

As Cheesy As It Sounds

By Ubah For quite sometime now, I’ve been pondering over something quite huge. In Islam, the way to salvation (being saved from the Hellfire and admitted into Jannah (Paradise)) is believing with full conviction that there is NO GOD/DEITY worthy of (your) worship except Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He). It’s as simple as that. In […]