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30 Days of Ramadan: Eid Mubarak, It’s Over!

It’s over. Ramadan is over. I can’t be the only one this ridiculously sad that the 30 days flew by the way they did.  It’s not anything new either; it happens every year. Every year Ramadan is upon us without warning (at least that’s what it feels like) so we … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 28: Laylat-ul-Qadr Radar

Y’all my Laylat-ul-Qadr Radar is broken. Laylat-ul-Qadr, also known as the Night of Power, is when the first words of the Quran were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It is believed that Laylat-ul-Qadr first occurred on an odd night in the last 10 days of Ramadan, although … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 26: Stay Safe

Now that we’re nearing the end of Ramadan many of us have increased our efforts to attain some form of spiritual balance. We started off with the fasting, praying, and reading Quran – and added nightly Taraweeh prayers and maybe a program or a lecture here or there. We found … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 25: Remember Nabra

In 1999, I watched TV coverage of students fleeing from Columbine High School as a mass murder unfolded at the school. I thought what if that were my daughter? Two years later, the September 11 attacks occurred. We lived in northern New Jersey then, close enough to the World Trade Center … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 21: Tis the Season…

Part of the Ramadan magic that takes place is seeing how full masjids get. For most of us, visiting a masjid daily is next to impossible with our regular work and school schedules. Every once in a while we may take the time for an event or a lecture but … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 20: Salvation

Here we are, the last 10 days of Ramadan – the stage, or ashra, of salvation. We have evaluated the mercy we have in our lives and the mercy we need to show in the first 10 days. We have begged for forgiveness and learned to forgive during the middle … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Days 17-19: Restarting

Checking in – We are more than halfway through Ramadan and we are long overdue for a check-in, especially after this past, emotionally heavy weekend. Let’s take a moment to reflect over the goals we started with, the schedule we’ve settled with, the changes we realize we need to make … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 16: Unity Out of Tragedy

Today is the 16th day of Ramadan. On June 12 of last year we were still in the first 10 days of Ramadan. On this day last year we woke up to the tragic news of the Pulse nightclub shooting. A 29-year-old man named Omar Mateen killed 49 people, wounded … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Days 13-15: ACT for America’s Hate Fail

Salam Dear Readers! I apologize for the three-day hiatus once again. This time it wasn’t due to illness, it was due to a very busy weekend in preparation for a lot of hate. I’d like to walk you through this journey starting with some background knowledge and preparations. This weekend … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 12: Learning Forgiveness From the Little Ones

We’re into the second 10 days of Ramadan. Remember that the first 10 days of Ramadan were of mercy. Now that we have entered the second 10 days of Ramadan we are in the stage of forgiveness. So what is forgiveness? Well, to forgive someone is to pardon someone of … Continue reading

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