Lady Khadija, the Esteemed Wife of the Prophet (s)

Lady Khadija al-Kubra (as) is the daughter of Khuwaylid, belonging to the clan of Banu Hashim of the tribe of Banu Asad. She was a distant cousin of her husband,

Ramadan: A Social Equalizer

The world is full of miseries and pains. One of the greatest pains is the feeling of hunger. There are millions on the global level who suffer starvation and who do not have access to required quantity of food to lead a normal and healthy life. According to World Food

What We Have Become

In a world that tends to become more materialistic with each passing day, poverty is often defined and understood as an economic and financial state in which a person or an entity survives with limited resources. Keeping this definition in mind, it becomes relatively easy to define who is poor

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The Man That Saved Iraq

In 2014, the world was taken by surprise when a group of men claiming to be the ruling government of Islam, under the guise of ISIS, otherwise known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, had gained control of one of the largest cities in Iraq, Mosul. Iraq was instantly

Resurrecting My Father’s Voice

My father and I would constantly communicate over the phone It was the only way to make Detroit and Edmonton feel inseparable As years went on I felt my sincerity plummet, I subconsciously adopted a fickle heart Memories of our conversations became faint but this, this was different I remember my

Ramadan: The Spring of Souls is Here

“O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may guard (against evil).” Holy Qu’ran, 2:183 The blessed month of mercy and forgiveness is once again back in our life. The purpose of this great month and fasting which

Your Ramadan Revelation – Through Fasting

It was a bright sunny Friday, Jummah prayer was over. As I was walking out of the mosque, I bumped into one of the familiar brothers of the congregation. We exchanged greetings. His face was shining from some undefined excitement. He seemed unable to hold in his enthusiasm long, and

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The Forbidden Fruit

Before the discussion begins on the forbidden tree which was situated in the garden where Prophet Adam (as) was sent to, it should be emphasized that this is not an essay on the fallibility of Prophet Adam (as). Adam’s act of disregarding the advice by Allah (swt) is commonly termed

Hardened Hearts

Spiritually speaking, a hardened heart is one which shows no signs of softness for accepting good or listening to guidance. It is a state of the soul when one has become fully immune to guidance and reformative thoughts. A heart corrupted with perpetual sins, disobedience of divine guidance, and too

Remembering Imam al-Mahdi, the Imam of our Time

Every year, a special day comes to meet us–it comes bearing gifts, promises, and chances for new beginnings. We meet this day in return with wide open arms, gleeful at the prospects that this day could bring. We spend the evening in thanks and prayer, in hopes that we may