The Fast of the Prophet

THE NINTH MONTH on the Islamic calendar—twenty-nine or thirty days of community fasting (Ṣawm), from crescent to crescent, Ramadan—is, among other things, a celebration of Al-Ra ḥmân’s renewal of guidance to mankind. Our Ramadan and Its Associations with Revelation One of the great…

How To Fear | Part I

FEAR IS A common emotion, and “scared” is a word we often hear. It is an older sense of the English word “fear” that is key to our success in responding to Allah’s Guidance, and thus in attaining His blessings. Allah repeatedly…