Between the Coronavirus & Ramadan: On Vigilance & Building a Better Now
I pray that, as we continue to lovingly welcome and vigilantly discover the blessings inherent in Ramadan upon us, we awaken to all the moments and especially the moment that Allah has chosen to place us. A quotation from Charles Dickens, the opening to one of his novels, is worth reflecting on: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
Seeking God Through Need and Thanks: A Reflection on Surah Ar-Rahman
The existential and cosmic "seeking" which is the privy of all creatures and servants from the Heavens to the earth—but the privy of human beings in a specific and special way—can only take on two general modes of seeking: seeking God through a state of need and seeking God through a state of thanks.