Lessons from the Story of Musa (AS) [Moses]

The Quran commands us to remember and relate to others the stories of the Prophets so that we may reflect on their stories.  The end of Surah 7 Verse 176 states “…So relate the stories, that perhaps they will give thought.” (Sahih International) Indeed, there are many lessons to learn every time we revisit these … Continue reading

To Be the Red Crow

There is a report narrated by Ahmad and Abu Ya’laa from ‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas who said, “Whilst we were with the Messenger of Allah (saw) on this mountain path, he said, “Look, can you see anything?” We said, “We see crows, and one of them stands out because its beak and feet are red”. The … Continue reading

Preaching from the Hospital Bed

Mashallah look how the shaykh is living the words that he speaks.  This man has been fighting a very complicated liver condition, due to which he is undergoing chemotherapy—one of the most physically taxing treatments we know.  While no one would blame him for resting while he is in the hospital, this man is taking … Continue reading


Last week a little around midnight I heard someone firing a gun in my neighborhood and I was pretty annoyed.  Why was I annoyed as opposed to scared out of my mind?  Well, because it’s wedding season, and around this time, the sound of gunshots is not too uncommon.  Men typically fire rounds of gunshots … Continue reading


The thing that terrified me the most, was not just the movement and the shaking, but the awful sound that accompanied it. A vibrating thrum that quickly became a cross between a scream and a roar.

Ways You Can Raise Money for the Pakistan Flood Disaster

Sell your old gold –Gold is at a record high right now, so sell your unwanted gold now while you have the chance.  If you need the money, go ahead and keep the original cost of the jewelry, you will most likely have plenty extra on top to donate to the flood victims. Donate your … Continue reading