Imam Numaan Cheema (Yardley, PA) “Why doesn’t the Muslim community rally behind their celebrities? Finally seeing Muslims in Hollywood is so refreshing. The masses need to embrace this achievement.” Throughout the history of Islam, the Muslim populous looked up to and idealized individuals who possessed heavenly qualities that were indeed admirable. Piety, nobility, divine character,… Read More Admiration: An Emotion Worthy of a Closer Look
By Imam Numaan Cheema (Boston, Massachusetts) Ramadan. It’s a time for all to reconnect spiritually to our Lord. But are we ready for it? We hear the hype: how Ramadan is meant to be a life changing experience and how we’re supposed to come out reformed in Shawwal. But are we ready for it? It tends to simply… Read More Ramadan Prep
By Imam Numaan Cheema (Boston, Massachusetts) You arrive at your local masjid or musalla ahead of prayer time so you can squeeze a few extra nawāfil in to increase the dough in your bank upstairs. By raising your hands up and parallel to your head, you’re about to cut yourself from everyone and everything except The Almighty.… Read More A Sanctuary?
By Imam Numaan Cheema (Boston, Massachusetts) Alhamdulillah, as we approach the last ten days of Ramadan, it’s time to contemplate on our situation and priorities. It is a time to reaffirm our resolve in doing even more worship in this blessed month. All in hopes of obtaining and securing a ticket to jannah and most importantly, seeking… Read More I’tikāf: Seclusion for the One
by Imam Numaan Cheema (Boston, Massachusetts) Salāh. A connection to our Allah. A means of stopping ourselves from lewdness. A source of finding inner peace along with outer. Many a time, salāh is the only part of the day when we turn to our Lord Almighty and rekindle the spark of imān. Unfortunately, we tend to be… Read More Rrring Rrring Isn’t Enough!
by Imam Numaan Cheema (Boston, Massachusetts) Once upon a monotonous khutbah, while pondering bored and sleepy, sat a man nodding, nearly napping, listening to the speaker yapping. Struggling to stay awake he was, looking for ways to keep himself occupied he was. He turned to play with the carpet designs imagining a complex labyrinth video game designed by… Read More Once Upon a Monotonous Khutbah