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“Islam requires community & I am an Introvert”

“Islam requires community & I am an Introvert”

“Islam requires community and I am an introvert, what do I do?” I received this question recently. A great question. I think we all tend to have some mix of introversion and extroversion – no one is all introvert or all extrovert. You will find that...
The Past is the Future

The Past is the Future

One of the features of the Quranic language which blows my mind… the use of past tense.  Arabic students always have this question. Student: “Why are you translating this past tense word as future tense?”Teacher: “Because it has to do with...
Why did everyone hoard toilet paper?

Why did everyone hoard toilet paper?

“And Allah is powerful over everything.”  [2:20] This phrase above occurs 33 times in the Quran. I was reading about hoarding during the coronavirus pandemic. The first item to go was toilet paper. Of alllll the things… it was toilet paper!...
Materialism and the Quran

Materialism and the Quran

I have been reading more about materialism – the belief that we are only material and do not have a spiritual (immaterial) side. The Quran does address this in many ways. Here’s the first: وَإِنَّهُۥ لِحُبِّ ٱلْخَيْرِ لَشَدِيدٌ”And indeed mankind...
Something Fascinating about the Quran

Something Fascinating about the Quran

One of the things that fascinates me about the Quran is the study of the connections between Surahs (chapters).  As an example, the last half of Surah Al-Fatihah (Surah #1) contains a plea for guidance – we beg of Allah to guide us. At the beginning of...