Changes in My Life, and a New Book: “How to Benefit From the Qur’an”

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ Ramadan came and went like a whirlwind. A beautiful whirlwind of blessings and worship; swoons and sighs; soul-stirring Qur'an recitation; parched throats and lovely cold water that slid down those throats at sundown; lovely community taraweeh spirit; and calculations and disbursements of charity. It is gone. And like this time every … Continue reading Changes in My Life, and a New Book: “How to Benefit From the Qur’an”

Remembering Ramadan – Sadaqah Spirit Soars, Hope Floats

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيمِ Ramadan in the city of Karachi, Pakistan this year has been marked with a unique spirit of giving, as flood victims in the local province poured into the city, and individuals and organizations continued the aid work that they had commenced for the affected millions up North since August. As we … Continue reading Remembering Ramadan – Sadaqah Spirit Soars, Hope Floats

Death By Chocolate on Eid!

My uncle very generously sent us a huge chocolate cake on Chand Raat this Eid. The morning after Eid day, when we were still asleep, a 4-year-old munchkin made her way to the fridge and *tried* to cut herself a slice. Notice the stains of little chocolate-covered hands on the box: The cake died a … Continue reading Death By Chocolate on Eid!