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 Dr. Mateen Khan (Trenton, New Jersey) A strange innovation happened in the salah of women in the past generation; a small group began telling the women to pray like men. To stand like men with chests protruding, and to perform their ruku’ and sujud like men with the other end protruding. First, they cite… Read More A Woman is Not Like a Man in Salah
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
by Dr. Mateen Khan (Trenton, New Jersey) “Ok, I’m in salāh. I’m standing before my Creator. Focus… concentrate… khushū’. But why is this brother standing on my foot? Ok, I’ll move my foot over a bit and then, I can get back to my khushū’. He moved his foot over more. Why brother? Why?!?” Turns out… Read More Why is this brother (or sister) standing on my foot??