Browsing the "Islam" Category

Insults, Provocations and Our Reaction

September 19th, 2012 | by Omar

This whole campaign to censor Islamaphobic material incenses me...rather than tackle the root cause of the problem we reach for bandaid solutions. A simple google search for comments/articles/images that are demeaning of Islam and our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) will show you thousands of results. Will hiding all of them fix the root cause of the problem?

The depths which we can fall

September 6th, 2012 | by Omar

It brings tears to my eyes when hearing the depths to which we as human beings can fall and mimic and inculcate the characteristics of demons. It reminds me of what the Angels asked of God when He informed them He would be placing humans on the earth

Claiming to be something you are not

November 28th, 2011 | by Omar

The devil whispers in my ear all the time. Today he tried to stroke my ego to the point of claiming to be a great man in an argument I was having. Just then I was blessed to recollect one of the many great things I've learned from Shaykh Hamza Yusuf.

Shame Based Cultures and Islam

November 16th, 2011 | by Omar

I've been re-reading Purification of the heart in an attempt to rid myself of the several diseases my heart is inflicted with but more pressingly due to the fact that I want to improve my manners and thereby impart good manners upon my children. In reading the book I came across this section shame based cultures. We often hear of the various honour killings that take place in various cultures (not just Muslim cultures). It seems that we as Muslims have not grasped the above concept correctly and simply adopted the cultural interpretation of shame.

Contradicting Communities

August 25th, 2011 | by Omar

I happened to come across the following video that I was absolutely floored by. It spoke to me directly. Ustad [&hellip

Ta’Leef Collective…A model to be replicated world wide

August 19th, 2011 | by Omar

By no means am I better than any of these people...I too struggle with several aspects of my faith and the practice of it so ultimately it's the pot calling the kettle black when I feel that sadness. However, I along with several others are actively seeking ways to address these short comings in ourselves and the greater community.

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