A State of Fasting, A Lowering of Our Nafs

This is Day 25 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Kabir Helminski Ramadan has so many dimensions: purification, sacrifice, community, the still and subtle emptiness of the heart. It reorients us in so many ways. Ramadan is less something that we do, than a force field we enter and are transformed by. But it [Read More…]

Ramadan is the Month of Jihad

This is day 23 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Muqtedar Khan And struggle for Allah with the struggle due to him (Quran 22:78). The Quran says that fasting has been commanded to Muslims as it was commanded to all other faith communities prior to them (2:183) in order that the believer becomes God-conscious. [Read More…]

Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday – To Celebrate or not to Celebrate

By Dr. Muqtedar Khan “Indeed, Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet. O you who believe! Ask blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation (Qu’ran 33:56).” The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), is deeply revered in the Islamic tradition.  Every time Muslims mention his name and every time they [Read More…]