Benefit of the Doubt

I began my blog writing about no matter how many deductions one makes, he/she’ll never really know a person. You can get to know someone, come up with your own conclusions—but it doesn’t change that you still don’t know what’s really going on in that person’s heart, you don’t know their struggle, and inevitably, you…

The Blessings of Rutgers

As Muslims we are told to say Alhumdulillah for all the blessings Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala gifted us with. We are also taught that the blessings of our Lord are limitless, that they are innumerable. After my first experience of Islam Awareness Week, it was as if Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala was so evidently showering…

Neverending Hope

When we are in a state with an unclear future, we can sometimes become paranoid, even reckless. This makes us feel as if nothing is in our control, and we can’t see where we’re headed. When we make a mistake, commit a sin that seems inevitably fatal, we become uncertain. Among these feelings of uncertainties, we have one absolute to keep…

Light, Passion, That Something Special

Serving this deen clarifies the importance of passion and the light that is instilled inside of the heart of the believer. Understanding that this will we are gifted with must be used to do right and abstain from wrong allows us to continue to strive. This idea of striving and always aspiring to improve helps…

Surfacing

Staring at a scenery of repetition I stand alive through the snow The cool wind hitting my body The strength of my roots beneath me My leaves have left me for the spring The loneliness of my world Oh! How the season has forsaken me A distant memory of what it felt like to be…

The Light of a Tree

The different seasons; the many signs. How can we ever be so blind? Have you ever really looked at a tree and observed its characteristics? Verily, there is a sign. A tree’s roots grow and get stronger. But it can’t grow merely on its own; it needs water, sunlight, and a whole lot of care….

You Don’t Know Me

Surah Al-Imran Aya 29: “Say: Whether you conceal what is in your breasts or reveal it, Allah knows it. And He knows that which is in the heavens and that which is on the earth. And Allah is over all things competent.” Though we may say to ourselves we don’t judge, when we immediately look…