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“al-Waajibaat” Free Today Only

Continuing our Ramadhaan giveaways. my first book, “al-Waajibat: The Obligatory Matters” Kindle edition is free today, July 27, 2012. No Kindle device necessary, it can be read from your computer. This is the first in a series designed to help Muslims learn more about their religion, and how they can[…]

Giveaway: Free Copy of “Fasting from Alif to Yaa”

Alhamdulillah, we are happy to announce that Taalib al-Ilm Educational Resources will be giving away a softcover copy of my book, “Fasting from Alif to Yaa” to readers of Yemen Journey. Insh’Allaah, enter as often as you like.   a Rafflecopter giveaway

Fasting from Alif to Yaa: A Day By Day Guide To Making The Most Of Ramadhaan

Alhamdulillah, the blessed month of Ramadhaan is almost upon us. In hopes of assisting my sisters to make this Ramadhaan one that is truly beneficial, I am teaching an online class on making the most of Ramadhaan. The class will be based upon my book with a similar title, but[…]

Entwined

There is a time of day, between waking and sleeping, between dream and reality, between one breath and the next, when I feel Yemen as close as my own heart’s blood. The years we spent in the mountains there, breathing ancient air, walking ancient paths, clasping the past and present[…]

A Link in the Chain

Last night we listened to the winners of one of the Qur’aan recitation competitions in Cairo, Egypt. Mash’Allaah, the recitation was so incredibly beautiful, it made my heart long for the Yemeni homes we left behind. I also found myself praying for my children, as well, that their hearts remain[…]

Lessons at Dawn

Early morning, the time of the Fajr prayer, is one of my favorite times of day. This has been the case no matter where I’ve lived- in windy Wisconsin winters with snow tinted pink with the sun’s first rays, or in the foothills of the Rockies, where the mountains clasped[…]

Torch

With Eid al-Adha, the Eid of the Sacrifice, approaching, women are cleaning their houses from top to bottom. Men are painting windowsills and doors, and making sure their cars and motorcycles look their best. The shops are crowded with people buying new outfits for themselves and their children for the[…]