“Say: ‘If mankind and the jinns were together to produce the like of this Qur’an, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they helped one another.’” [al-Israa’ 17:88] My parents taught me how to speak Farsi, and although they also attempted to teach me the Arabic alphabet, I never learned it. However, I…
Maryam had a little lamb, and then it died…with hundreds of other lambs for the Eid feast. Eid-Al-Adha commemorates the moment biblical prophet Abraham was asked by God to sacrifice his young son, Ishmael, but instead symbolically sacrificed a sheep. Given the millions of Muslims who slaughter livestock to commemorate this event each year, it…
“I only ate one proper meal all of last week, every other meal of mine consisted entirely of Diddy Riese.” “I never walk to class, I take an Uber up and down Bruinwalk everyday.” “I can’t remember the last time I brushed my teeth, lol.” “Cigarettes, you da real MVP.” “I haven’t used a lota…
This edition of Real Talk addresses the importance of taking every action we do seriously. Whether small or big, we are held accountable for everything we do.
A story was shared by my Professor last week, and I thought it said a lot about character. He talked about John Wooden’s acceptance of the Head Coach position for UCLA Basketball (GO BRUINS!). His character teach us many great lessons, and give a glimpse as to why he may have been so successful. I think as Muslims in particular, we can learn a lot from John Wooden’s story.
Check out photos from this year’s Islam Awareness Week hosted by the Muslim Student Association at UCLA.
Along with the Angry Birds games, there are also a plethora of Islam oriented apps. I’ve highlighted a few iPhone apps that I personally use which help keep me on track as a Muslim college student balancing social life and academics.
One of our biggest mistakes is assuming the worst of one another. We witness one small, random action and allow our minds to warp it into something entirely different. We develop an entire story line and come to conclusions, all based off of one small data point.
I am indeed a stranger in a strange land. It is nothing like the Ramadan that I’m used to. Yet, despite the environment that I find myself in, I have actually been quite blessed this Ramadan.
During the last few nights of Ramadan, Muslims engage in more acts of worship in the hopes of catching the Night of Power. Here is a glimpse of how some Muslims are spending their Ramadan nights in America and abroad.