Ramadan Deprivation Leads to Despair and then Deliverance

The hardship is in having to restrain our own power because our physical deprivation acts as the reminder that real power — true power — is found not in exertion, but surrender. [Read more…]

Working Through Pain and Rage to a Place of Mercy and Forgiveness

This Ramadan, think of the pains you have held on to and free yourself (with guided help). If we want His forgiveness and His Mercy, we need to be able to give it unconditionally. Only then will darkness transform to light. [Read more…]

The Hope Initiative: Changing The World One Act of Kindness at a Time

By Reema Kamran “Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” — Khalil Gibran At the end of 2015, friends, community members and family were discussing the state of the world. They were particularly concerned about the sadness and the fear that surrounded us. The conversation circled around [Read More…]

What Should be a Muslim’s Response to Ongoing Tragedies? Not Despair

By Hesham Hassaballa It has been a rough summer. While everyone around the world was trying – as best as possible during the long and hot Ramadan — to fast and re-connect with God, ​​the horrific images from Gaza kept coming incessantly. Next door in Iraq, the “Islamic State” continued its reign of terror and bloodshed, [Read More…]