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[What’s wrong with me?] Born with Flowers

We’re 1/3 of the way into Ramadan, and it’s actually flying. A few people that are very close to me have expressed that they’re feeling disheartened and sad that they aren’t where they should be this Ramadan. When they read posts about the early Muslims absolutely nailing it and reciting the entire Quran every 2–3 days they feel bad. They ask themselves: ‘Why aren’t I like that?’ ‘What’s wrong with my heart?’ ‘Am I so…

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Classical Interpretation vs. Personal Reflection

Let’s be clear and make a distinction between interpretation and reflection. You interpret to understand, and you reflect to relate and connect. Don’t mistake the focus on reflection for omission and rejection of classical texts. Just because I’m not talking about Tafseer doesn’t mean I’m dismissing its importance. I wholeheartedly acknowledge the role Tafseer plays in building your understanding and delicately enforcing the boundaries that keep us from falling into outright blasphemy. It goes without…

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IN THE SPIRIT OF FOLLOWING KNOWLEDGE WITH ACTION

Advice from the Messenger ﷺ to Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him): “My beloved (the Messenger) instructed me never to leave three things until I die: fasting three days of the month, praying Salat al-Witr before sleep, and praying the 2 rak`ats of Salat al-Duha.” [Musnad Al-Imam Ahmad] Action points: ☑ Duha prayer daily ☑ Witr every night ☑ Fasting the 3 white days monthly

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Am I Abandoning the Quran?

Many days have gone passed and I haven’t read from the Qur’an, so is this considered as abandoning the Qur’an? Answer:  “That would be considered one of the greatest forms of deprivation!! If you find yourself not reciting the book of Allah and days have gone passed then cry over yourself. By Allah no servant is prevented from obedience except that it shows how distant he is from Allah. Sufyan Ath-Thawri (may Allah have mercy…

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