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It’s Not You

Looking at the milk and wine, he chose milk. Jibril responded to the Prophet Muhammad and said, “Perfection is for Allah who guided you to the fitrah.” This was his fitrah. This was his choice. At the ICNA Convention, I was asked why I do not travel more frequently for[…]

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The Unspoken Word

At the ICNA Convention, I promised the audience I would go into detail about a matter I didn’t have time to cover. It’s about the individual letters that appear in the beginning of some surahs. Allah tells us to ponder over the Quran. Every verse is an opportunity to ponder[…]

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Are You Boring?

The world is not a boring place. Boring has no place in this world because the Creator is creative, precise, and beautiful. There is always something to marvel about. There is always something you can reflect on. There is always something new to learn. After mentioning the creation of the[…]

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Take it Deeper

See the unseen of the seen. Each creation in the universe is called an ayah, meaning “a sign”. Each verse in the Quran is also called an ayah. Signs give direction and guide people to continue on the proper path. Every verse in the Quran and every creation in this[…]

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Bee Like Me

It was not allowed in. It wanted to go back in badly. Pushed, thrown on its side, it started to feel its legs hurt. This drunken bee is getting some tough love from the guard bees. A bee makes over five thousand flower visits to make one teaspoon of honey.[…]

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Transformers on Earth

Feeling the grip as he was squeezed again and again in preparation to receive what no one around him would hear or see. Looking directly at the one who hugged him tightly, the very first words of an amazing message were about to be recited by Muhammad, who would be[…]

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End, then Begin

Sometimes it makes sense to look at the end of things first. Envisioning the end goal can help us strategize better. If you want to save money, come up with a dollar amount that you would like to save in a year. Then, work backwards to how much money you[…]

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