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“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

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?

“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!...

Provision is from Allah

“Whoever is conscious of Allah – He will make for them a way out and provide for them in a way that they do not expect.”  [65:2] This verse is so powerful and short. Yet so difficult for many of us to bring into our lives and act upon. Sometimes...

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...