Hello 2014 - Anse's Blogs

Reaching Out and Reaching In

She walks down streets that curve and turn, balconies reach across the street and graze the vines of neighbor’s walls. These are old...
Hello 2014 - Anse's Blogs

Thankful

The Prophet ﷺ said, “Who does not thank people, has not thanked Allah ﷻ.” (Ahmad, Tirmidhi) Thank you Rabata Board members for...
Hello 2014 - Anse's Blogs

Hajj Chronicles #2

“Hajj is ʿArafāt…” ﷺ On this barren plain millions of people stand and sit asking Allah ﷻ to forgive them a lifetime of sin...
Hello 2014 - Anse's Blogs

Hajj Chronicles

The night was still dark as I stopped and handed over 5 riyals for a wooden cane. The short climb from the bus to the top of the hill, the...
Hello 2014 - Anse's Blogs

Soak in Love

The great poet Ibn al-Farīd said in a line of poetry, “Some people claimed to face love, but turned away. They claimed to swim the...
Hello 2014 - Anse's Blogs

Let’s think a little deeply..

Many of us would be surprised to discover how much of our thinking is based in existentialism and post-modern philosophy. We see Sartre’s...
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Broken Hearts

Broken heart syndrome is a medical term for someone who had few risk factors for heart disease and was previously healthy before a physical...
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Badr

In Shaʿbān, in the second year of the hijra, fasting in Ramadan became an obligation upon the Muslims. The Battle of Badr occurred one...
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Ten Days!

I am in shock. I cannot believe ten days of Ramadan have already passed. Where did they go? For ten days we have been of those whose...
Hello 2014 - Anse's Blogs

Bites of Spiritual Protein

Bites of Spiritual Protein The disease, Anorexia Nervosa, is serious and can cause death. It is characterized by a fear of weight gain...