Allah is Actually Nice

BismIllah I’m going to start with a grandiose statement, but I stand behind it: The biggest problem in our world today is that Muslims have a warped view of their Creator, Sustainer, and Lord. Everything to do with God is fraught with feelings of guilt, performance anxiety, and fear. That includes Ramadan. We are true […]

Ramadan: month of happiness

BismIllah irRahman irRaheem Alhamdulilahi Rabbil Alameen Our Teachers in Tarim sing, on the first night of Ramadan: “Welcome, O Month of Ramadan! Welcome, O Month of seeking God! Welcome, O Month of happiness.” Wait, happiness? really? in a religious rite? Yes! happiness. Happiness is an act of worship – it shows appreciation for God’s Blessings, and it spreads happiness and […]

Rise Above

When Prophet Musa  connected along the vertical axis, it gave his people access to higher virtues, higher standards of operating, an entirely new set of means to deal with the circumstances. A view from on high that allowed them so much more vision and perspective. Now they could look upon their oppressors with mercy and even […]