Ramadan Diary #4: Gratefulness in the last 10 nights

In our latest series of articles, Arta A. takes us on her journey through the blessed month Ramadan with weekly diary entries! From sharing her reflections on this important occasion, to sharing practical tips in overcoming the challenges faced, stay tuned for her updates. Alhamdullilah, I am officially unemployed. The first time I truly began to understand what it meant to thank and praise Allah … Continue reading Ramadan Diary #4: Gratefulness in the last 10 nights

Ramadan Diary #3: In remembrance of death

In our latest series of articles, Arta A. takes us on her journey through the blessed month Ramadan with weekly diary entries! From sharing her reflections on this important occasion, to sharing practical tips in overcoming the challenges faced, stay tuned for her updates. I decided early on during Ramadan, maybe the first or second day, that I would attempt to direct my focus and … Continue reading Ramadan Diary #3: In remembrance of death

Ramadan Diary #2: Thinking well of Allah

In our latest series of articles, Arta A. takes us on her journey through the blessed month Ramadan with weekly diary entries! From sharing her reflections on this important occasion, to sharing practical tips in overcoming the challenges faced, stay tuned for her updates. We are now about a week into Ramadan. As with any commitment we undertake, we try to regularly evaluate our progress … Continue reading Ramadan Diary #2: Thinking well of Allah

Ramadan Diary #1: To prep or not to prep

In our latest series of articles, Arta A. takes us on her journey through the blessed month Ramadan with weekly diary entries! From sharing her reflections on this important occasion, to sharing practical tips in overcoming the challenges faced, stay tuned for her updates. With Ramadan quite literally around the corner, like everyone else I am trying to be as prepared as possible for this … Continue reading Ramadan Diary #1: To prep or not to prep

An introduction to the history of Hadith compilation

Marzuqa Karima “The Isnad (chain of transmission) is part of the religion. If it were not for the Isnad, any person would say what they wanted.” This statement of the great 8th century Khorasani scholar Abdullah Ibn Al-Mubarak is still religiously quoted verbatim by Hadith teachers and re-echoed by their students across the Muslim world. These few, but calculated words represent one of the greatest … Continue reading An introduction to the history of Hadith compilation