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Eliminating, substituting and/or reducing the waste resulting from our greedy, hungry and demanding stomachs in the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

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It’s that time of the year!

Much anticipated by Muslims and foodies alike, the fasting month of Ramadan has come aroun...

Familiar with New Year's Resolutions? Try Ramadan Resolutions.

Most of us are familiar with (and are often well-meaning practitioners of) the New Year’s Resolutions. When one year ends, we get panicky about how we haven’t done very much in the past 300+ days, and to mak...

March 10, 2017

Incredible, mind-altering books that shifted my view of the world and changed how I lived my life.

I read a lot, and easily go through books the same way some people go through their secret snack stash - greedily, passionately and in no time at all. In my younger days,...

How to create a system and program yourself into being more generous and giving more to charity 

Growing up, I was taught that charity is more than just a duty – it should be a way of life.

But as a selfish 7-year-old, I didn’t like that idea at all. It was one thing to...

March 12, 2016

Learn and study Quranic Arabic to enhance your engagement with, and experience of, the Book of Allah s.w.t.

Are you one of those non-Arab Muslims who grew up in a non-Arab community, made to learn Arabic alphabets and to perfect the sounds and intonations of the Quranic...

March 12, 2016

Habits to learn and study Quranic Arabic to enhance your engagement with, and experience of, the Book of Allah s.w.t.

Putting It All Together

So now you have all the tools (see Part 2). But how do you use them together in a coherent and effective way?

You form habits. In...

March 12, 2016

Tools to learn and study Quranic Arabic to enhance your engagement with, and experience of, the Book of Allah s.w.t.

In Part 1, we agreed that Quranic Arabic is a worthwhile endeavour (and quite a different undertaking than learning Conversational Arabic). If you are as...

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