Al-Asr: The Passing Time

Wa-(a)l-‘Asr(i). ‘Inna-(a)l-‘insana lafi khusr(in). ‘Illa-(a)lladhina ‘amanu wa ‘amilu-(a)s-salihati Wa-tawasaw bi-(a)l haqqi wa-tawasau bi(a)s-sabr(i) “By the Time. Indeed! Man surely is in a loss. E…

A Marriage of Compromise

I made the first compromise of my marriage before I was even married. Had you asked me four years ago where I thought I would be in my life right now, I would have given you an answer that in no way w…

Think Not of Creation, but the Creator

Straight. Uncomplicated. Simple. If I had to describe my relationship with God in three words, these would be it. A couple of years ago, I found myself struggling with a bad case of friendsickness (wh…

Refocus Your Time on Faith

During the semester, it’s quite easy to get swamped with a bunch of classes and drown in a heavy workload. Readings and papers, exams and quizzes. Extracurricular activities, events, family, fri…

Who Defines Liberation?

Liberation has always been a hot topic. Liberation isn’t an ideal, but a journey; it means to break the inevitable chains of societal norms and to rise above whatever causes one pain or hardship…