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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
2014 - Anse's Blogs

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...
2014 - Anse's Blogs

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...
2014 - Anse's Blogs

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...
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...