For or Against Vaccines? That’s Not Really the Question

So far, I haven’t felt the need to learn more about Covid or vaccines.  Maybe because I’ve felt safe.   Living in Vancouver, we had fewer lockdowns than in other parts of Canada.  Or maybe because I’m practicing selective ignorance.  Not...

How to Make Ramadan the Best Month of the Year

The reason for Ramadan is not to feel how poor people live.  Otherwise, poor people won’t have to fast.  It’s neither to take care of our body.  Otherwise, healthy people won’t have to fast.  The light bulb produces heat. But this...

How to Enjoy Salat and Make it Meaningful

A mechanical salat is like food without nutritional value.  If we had to summarize the whole religion, it would be two things:   – Relationship with Allah   – Relationship with His creation  Everything we do is a means to...

Are Muslims Meant to Be Sleep Deprived?

Does Islam clash with sleep science?  The Muslim’s sleep is seasonal. The 5 prayers rhythm our life.  Depending on the season and the country, you might wake up for Fajr (1 hour before sunrise) after a short night.  And if you want to do like the Prophet (PBUH),...

Islamic Medicine from a Sufi Perspective (Part 2)

A Sufi Follows In the Prophet’s Footsteps Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash Sayings of the Prophet  Before listing the foods of the Prophet, it is useful to know some of his manners related to eating.   The messenger of Allah said in Sahih...

Islamic Medicine from a Sufi Perspective (Part 1)

While researching for my previous article “Healing with the Medicine of the Prophet”, I came across a book called “The book of Sufi Healing”.  The author, Shaykh Hakim Moinuddin Chishti, starts his back cover by writing:  “To...