A Prayer to Start off the Holy Month of Ramadan

May God make our fasts easy, accept our supplications and strengthen our faith... may God heal the ill, protect the most vulnerable and bless all the essential and healthcare workers... may God grant one and all a rewarding and joyous Ramadan... ameen.

A Moment of Reflection

The other day, I went out for a walk after staying home for a good week straight. Upper Great Highway by the Ocean Beach Trail was (and still is) closed to traffic. The skies were a bit gloomy, the air was cold and the waves were hushed. I just stood there in the middle of…

Ramadan Kareem!

May God bless you all during this holy month with much reward, goodness and joy. Ramadan Kareem to one and all! .اللهم بارك لكم في هذا الشهر المبارك بالثوب، والعز و الهنا !رمضان كريم عليكم جميعاً

Happy Holidays!

Our family has an ongoing tradition: we decorate the house and find any excuse to exchange gifts. This year was no different. My five year old nephew Salem anxiously awaited to rip to shreds the gift wrappings and freaked out in excitement over every single toy and book he received. I mean, just geek out…

How to Help the People of Nepal

فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا. إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا "And, behold, with every hardship comes ease. Verily with every hardship comes ease" -Quran, 94:5-6 As many of you are aware, the nation of Nepal was hit with a 7.8 magnitude earthquake early Saturday, April 25th. Several aftershocks, measured at up to 5.5 magnitudes, have since followed in the…