Posts Tagged ‘Reflection’

Addressing The Diminishing Role of Leadership: The Mosque and Imam

Da`wah Reflection Series: Part I | Part II In the name of Allah, the All Hearing, the All Knowing In 2012, Dr. Ihsan Baghby republished the 2011 report The American Mosque1 . In that research piece which seeks to map the growth, tendencies and leadership structure of the American Muslim community, there are a number […]

Leadership Modeled: The Case of Abu Bakr (ra)

Da`wah Reflection Series: Part I | Part II “O you who believe! Betray not the trust of Allah and the messenger nor misappropriate knowingly things entrusted to you.” (Al-Anfal 8: 27) “Each of you is a guardian, and each of you will be asked about his subjects.” (Al-Bukhari) “O People of Da`wah, Da`wah is a trust to be cared […]

A Fresh Page, A Defining Moment: Ramadan This Year

Every person in this world has a life that’s an epic story, full of joys and sadnesses, challenges and opportunities, and ‘defining moments’ – moments in which a person comes to a realization, a deep awareness about themself, and decides to change something inside.  Such moments are when a person makes an intense resolve from their […]

Peace on a Rooftop

Originally Posted 05/28/2010 We’ve all had intense moments. For me, one such moment happened while standing on the rooftop of Masjid al-Haram. Above me was only sky, below me, the most beautiful view of the Kaba’a and an acute sign of Allah, this life, and the life to come. I was surrounded by an overwhelming […]

We Buried a Man Today: a Reflection on Death

I wrote this in the car on my way back home from the burial of a righteous soul. May Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (swt) have mercy on him and his family. Ameen. —– We buried a man today. And here I am now on my way home in the caravan of the living. For now. […]

An Exercise in Submission

In the moments that I actually force myself to reflect on our surroundings I notice one consistent characteristic in the creation of al-Kaliq (the Creator): absolute serenity. When you cut out the drone of cars on the freeway, the airplanes overhead, the construction vehicles, the horns, the beeps, and the limitless sounds of modern day […]

Earthquake.

by Izzah Zaroon rumble. It was about 4 in the morning when I sat up, awakened by a low rumbling sound. All of a sudden the wind howled, and in the distance I heard an airplane flying above.  The house started to shake and continued to do so for a few seconds to a minute.  […]

Just My Thoughts

There’s a strange sadness today. It’s not the kind that leaves you empty or lonely, or even wanting. It’s the still kind. The kind that comes from a certain level of understanding, even acceptance. I looked at this photo today, and every time I did, I found tears fill my eyes. It was a sunset […]

Think About It!

Humor me! Get ten pieces of Lego or any stackable items and build a simple tower by stacking one piece on top of the other. Now take the tower apart and start over again, except this time I would like you to start in the middle. Take the fifth piece and suspend it in the […]

Ponder, Think, and Reflect

Excerpts from a speech delivered by Rhonda Ragab and Aslam Akhtar `Umar ibn al-Khattab (radi Allahu `anhu – may Allah be pleased with him) said, “Criticize and appraise yourselves before you are criticized and appraised on the Day of Judgment, and weigh out your deeds, before they are weighed out for you.” We should all […]