Tampa, Fla – Fridays are holy days in the Islamic religion. On those days, Muslims around the world congregate in the afternoon for a joint prayer, called Jummah. On a college campus, it’s no different. Continue reading “The Fight to Build an Islamic Center at USF”
Your early morning conversations with your friends, who are also up to eat suhoor, are over. Your nightly visits to the mosque have come to an end. The overwhelming feeling of community and belonging is no longer palpable. The imaan that you struggled to build up all month is fading away rapidly. Ramadan is over.
You spent the entire month fasting from sunrise to sunset. You spent your nights hunched over in prayer and humility to Allah swt. The month passed too quickly, as always, and suddenly you’re celebrating Eid al-fitr and eating during the daylight hours again. And just when you thought it was over…you have to fast again. Continue reading “Just When You Thought It Was Over…”
Salaam everyone! Hope you’re Eid was well-spent!
As I mentioned in my previous post, Eid-al-fitr was this past Friday for some parts of the world, and on Saturday for others. Where I live, it was on Friday, June 15. This is how I spent my Eid: Continue reading “Post-Eid Prayer Naps Are Too Real”
Salaam everyone and Eid Mubarak!
The month of Ramadan is officially almost over, and the Islamic holiday (one of two – both named Eid) will likely be taking place this Friday, June 15. Here’s some information on what Eid is and how it is celebrated! Continue reading “Eid Mubarak!”
There’s only a few days left of Ramadan, and while some things are getting better, others have become more routine. For example, your knees might not crack each time you go for sujood, and the long fasts don’t really effect your hunger anymore, but you find yourself becoming lazy at iftar time. As I mentioned in an earlier post, since you’re only eating two meals per day, it’s important you eat well each time. Sometimes that means spicing up your meals. Continue reading “Spicing Up Your Ramadan Meals”
Traveling while fasting can be tough, especially in these last few nights of Ramadan. Although Islam allows the traveling person an exception from fasting, no one wants to miss a day if they can help it. But don’t worry – I have the tips for you to easily maintain your fast while you travel. Continue reading “Fasting on the Go”
Alhumdulillah, we are about to enter the last ten days of Ramadan. These days are important because Layltul Qadr, known as the Night of Power takes place on one of these days. But what exactly is the Night of Power, and how can you take advantage of it? Read on to find out. Continue reading “Everything You Need to Know About the Night of Power”
Ladies, here’s a not-so-hypothetical situation for you: It’s the second week of Ramadan and you’ve finally gotten into the groove of things. Your headaches and coffee withdrawals have passed and you’re fasting consistently without an issue. And suddenly your period arrives like the majestic, sometimes late, crimson tide it is. It’s Shark Week in the middle of Ramadan. What do you do? Continue reading “Tackling Your Period During Ramadan”
So, today marks the 11th or 12th of Ramadan – depending on when you started – and I don’t know about everyone else, but my motivation is running really low. Continue reading “The Endless Virtues of Ramadan”