Healing Myself Through the Quran

If you’re reading this, you’re probably groggy from a night of seeking forgiveness and hoping for reward from God on a powerful night. It is my honor to greet your tired eyes and empty bellies. The hope that we can maybe improve the world around us even incrementally is incredibly healing. [Read more…]

If You Have Your Health, You Have the World

For it was in these Ramadan days that I found myself witnessing unabated human suffering in the intensive care unit (ICU) and in the cancer wards. Though I had worked in these parts of the hospital before, Ramadan had encouraged a greater curiosity and sensitivity within me about the onslaught of death on life occurring daily in the rooms of my patients. It all became my intimate education on why good health is the marrow of life. [Read more…]

Abdul Sattar Edhi: ‘The greatest thing Islam teaches is humanity’

Embed from Getty Images By Salman Hasan Ali Adul Sattar Edhi, arguably the world’s greatest and perhaps least known humanitarian, passed away last month; he was 88 years old. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un (“We surely belong to Allah and to Him we shall return”). Some people called Edhi a saint, others called him maulana (Islamic scholar); but [Read More…]

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Struggling with Depression – When Life and Ramadan is Too Hard to Write

This is Day 17 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. Editorial Note: Ramon Meija was scheduled to be the writer today, on Day 17 of our #30Days30Writers Ramadan series. He was unable to submit his essay due to health reasons. While we feel he doesn’t owe anyone details of his health, he sent us [Read More…]

Ramadan – Rising Above Our Limitations

This is Day 16 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Bint Khalid Ramadan, the month that every Muslim awaits is more than half-way through. But for many around the world this month brings with it feelings of isolation and personal dissatisfaction, because unlike so many they are unable to fulfill their spiritual desire [Read More…]

Ramadan is Not Just About What You’re (Not) Eating, It’s About What’s Eating You

By Hanna Ali Now more than ever, as we drift even further into a gadget-obsessed world of self-indulgence and so called “first world problems,” Ramadan becomes even more important in more ways than one. Let’s face it, the world is becoming an increasingly aggressive place where people either believe more than ever or less than [Read More…]