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Tricks of a Muhsin #1- Just Duck!

September 18, 2013

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So it is one of those days. You are tired, your spouse is exhausted. The boss has been a pain, the children are about to devour each other. Doors have slammed. Food has burned. There is an inexplicable sticky patch in your kitchen from some mystery, sugary substance that seems to have traveled all over […]

The Tale of One Fasting Woman

July 16, 2013

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In a corner of the States. Near a beautiful masjid, lives a woman who had a remarkable Ramadan experience. You might not think it was extraordinary in any way but it filled her heart to the brink, shook her soul to the core, and renewed her eman. Ramadan had started the normal way. Shaytaan on […]

What is Sabr?

January 20, 2013

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Is it succulent and sweet? The deep night, In whose soft shadows I worship, And weep. … Is it lip-biting and white-knuckled? Silently I grip the keys, To my house in Paradise. Because Allah knows I am right. … Is it resilient restraint? Persistence through the perilous days, Of insidious whispers, That I refuse to […]

Fond Memories

November 23, 2012

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Originally posted at Habibi Halqas http://www.habibihalaqas.org/2012/10/fond-memories.html Bismillah Memories do not wilt like flowers. The colors do not fade and become old like black and white movies. They do not wrinkle at the edges like old photographs. They remain fresh like the day they were formed: crystal clear sound, color and scent, the touch of a […]

The Fall

October 8, 2012

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I fell because I did not listen to my Mom. She said don’t go ice skating and I did. It doesn’t matter that she is 36,000 miles away. An order is an order. And it doesn’t matter how old I get, respect and obedience are still due. The result was a nasty slip, a fractured […]

Appreciation

July 1, 2012

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  Appreciation is as rare as green flowers. A…Always P…Persist P…Patiently R…Regardless of E…Expectations C…Criticism I…Inshallah A…Angels T…Take I…It to O…One  N…Near  

Seeking Sabr (Patience)

February 15, 2012

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Anger doesn’t just happen. Like a pot of water put to boil, It starts with a hiss. Like a sharp intake of breath. Little bubbles of fury form Deep down, inside the pot. And erupt slowly to the surface. Steam clouds reason. Swirls squirm out of control. As the eyes roll, The rolling boil contorts […]