This post was originally published on this siteThe patient couldn’t speak now, but she motioned to my pen. I handed it to her with her own notes – a mistake in retrospect. I need not have worried as she was in no fit state to read. She scribbled on words that broke my heart. “Doctor, I’m dying aren’t I?” I whispered back “Yes.” She nodded; a large tear fell down the

This post was originally published on this siteSee the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. Zaid Karim Private Investigator is a full length novel. Previous chapters: Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 Sunday, February 7, 2010 Panama, Panama I woke up groggy, my

This post was originally published on this site Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again “It is easier to build strong children than to fix broken men” Frederick Douglas The story of Humpty Dumpty’s fall from his seemingly comfortable position on the wall is undoubtedly a sad one. The poor fellow

This post was originally published on this siteThe title of this article comes from a ḥadith.It is a Prophetic narration which amazed me the first time I came across it, and continues to do so every time I reread it. It is in some ways at the essence of an issue I am deeply passionate about; Quranic contemplation. It epitomises for us the way we should be relating to the

This post was originally published on this siteYou know the stories. Elijah crouches on the street corner, begging. She bangs on your door at midnight, fleeing an attacker. He sits in a wheelchair waiting by a broken electric door. She meows by the empty trash can. Elijah offers you a choice. Extend a hand. Give a coin. Turn a doorknob. Push a button. Open a can. Take a risk. Choose

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This post was originally published on this siteBy Dunia Shuaib   It is a great favor and blessing that Allah has made for His servants; periods of time in which good deeds are magnified and multiplied. All praise and thanks is due to Allah for gifting us with these glorious days in which rewards

This post was originally published on this siteSee the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. Zaid Karim Private Investigator is a full length novel. Previous chapters: Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 Saturday, February 6, 1 pm Fresno, California I stopped at the Salvation Army thrift

This post was originally published on this siteby Shaykha Asma Bhaiyat As a solar eclipse is expected today, it is important that as Muslims we understand the Islamic perspective of such an event along with its pertinent rulings. Solar and lunar eclipses are reminders of the Day of Judgment, when the sun, moon, and stars will lose their light. Allah ta’ala says in the Quran “When the sight is dazed

This post was originally published on this siteWhy is it that a large number of Muslim communities in North America are all struggling with the same issues? Board politics. Getting rid of good community leaders. Incessant focus on fundraising at all costs. Clearly, these issues can’t be logistical. They wouldn’t be this prevalent if they were. It’s almost as if there is a shared underlying mentality that is common to

This post was originally published on this siteHajj is first and foremost a spiritual journey. The end goal of Hajj is simple–receive the gift of complete forgiveness of all of your past sins. All you have to do is complete the mandatory requirements of each ritual and step of Hajj while avoiding a few critical mistakes and the gift of forgiveness is promised to you. Here are some spiritual preparation