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Half Time Report – Ramadan Challenge

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Like I mentioned in the First post on the Ramadan Challenge. is holding their own Ramadan Challenge.  It basically is a competition open to the public, for anybody to share their ideas for their goals they have in Ramadan.  The winners will be awarded prizes and posted on their website. […]

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Circumcising my Iman Away (Ramadan Challenge 13)

  I’m scared.  I’m feeling really hesitant.  What I have experienced since last night. I am on Round #2 of Quran Reading.  I made it to Surah Kahf today. Last night before Iftar, I was balling on Surah Yusuf.  Surah Yusuf is a lethal weapon for self esteem problems.  You will be hearing a lot […]

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Ramadan Challenge- Night 12

Picking up from yesterday’s severe downfall, I prayed fajr, and feeling afterwards such severe despair it was undescribable. I felt really in an uncoverable state.  My emotions were awful and I just hit the Quran and read surah baqarah in the morning.  Unbelievably, I felt the strange emotions die down and I felt a little […]

EA's Ramadan Challenge 2015

Ramadan Challenge – Day 8

 بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم I got to pretty bad points yesterday, feeling that I simply couldn’t continue with feelings these terrible beliefs and ideas about my religion constantly, making me exhausted to the point of collapse.  That was how I felt when I went shopping at Danube, with my parents in law.  I was so […]

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Ramadan Challenge – Day 7

We are at Day 7 of EA’s Ramadan Challenge.  I have made it to surah 27 – Naml.  I am supposed to be finished with the Quran today, but I have fallen behind a bit mostly because our new baby boy Yusuf. In the last few days, I’ve had more positive’s than negatives thankfully.  On the morning […]

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Ramadan Challenge – Night 4

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم We just started Night 4 of Ramadan, with Tarawih here in Riyadh, Saudi.  A brief recap of the first few days. Day 1: I had a pretty amazing and solid khushu‘ and comfort in the salah.  It was beautiful and enjoyable experience.  As for quran reading, I was able to read […]


EA’s Take – Islam And Depression

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم I came across an amazing article on Virtual Mosque, it’s called: Islam and Depression.  The sister describes her emotional pains and experiences while suffering with depression.  She does an amazing job of capturing the feelings that only someone suffering with depression would ever realize.  That’s what makes it such a good […]

Developing that Drive

I used to love watch NBA growing up.  Right now is finals time, with game 3 last night.  It is an intensive matchup. Lebron James is amazing to watch.  There are debates that he is possibly the greatest NBA player in history, even above Michael Jordan.  For sure he is one of the top athletes […]

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EA’s Take – Digg’s “How to Fix a Broken Heart”

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم One topic that fascinates me in the modern world is the concept of artificial hearts.  I just read this article on  “how to fix a broken heart” The article is pretty long and boring, so you may not make it to the end.  But nevertheless the topic of heart transplants really […]

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It was my parents all along…

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم How hidden can pain be.  How oblious and unware can we be to what we truly feel.  How deeply buried can our souls get.  How much critical damage our souls have taken. It was my parents.  It was them all along.  The core root of my feelings as a worthless soul […]