Pleasing Allah through Taqwa

Pleasing Allah through Taqwa

Translations of Taqwa Taqwa is an essential Islamic term. Linguistically, this term is from the Arabic root, < ي – ق – و >  or  < w – q – y >, which means “to protect.”  In Islamic terminology, Taqwa means to…
Far Beyond My Comprehension

Far Beyond My Comprehension

What are the imperceptible facts of our lives — the facts that are part and parcel of our lives and yet, we are either heedless or unaware of them? The purpose of this article is to highlight those facts on the basis…

Unpacking Our Dietary Paradigm

We all aspire to be more ‘healthy,’ more ‘wealthy,’ more ‘wise.’ How do we attain to the ‘more’?  When does ‘less’ turn out to be more? Our dietary practices are a strong key to reaching our full potential—as individuals and as a…

Why Parents Choose Islamic Day Schools

Why do parents choose Islamic day schools for their children? To answer this question, it helps to first consider the macro level, by which I mean the social and religious context in which Muslim families live. In North America, the Muslim population…

Raising Muslim Kids In A Volatile World

"I WATCHED HER face and the blue gray reflection of transient clouds in her eyes as she gazed distantly out the window. She whispered heavily, “You know, sometimes I think maybe it’s better we don’t have any kids.” My throat tightened as…