What If We Fast from Our Straight Eight-Hour Sleep? 

We didn’t always sleep in a consolidated block of eight hours.  But with all the scientific studies around sleep, eight-hour might sound like a law carved in marble.  It’s actually not.  Most of the science around sleep focuses on modern...

The Value of Time (Book Notes)

About the Author  Shaykh Abu Guddah (1917 – 1997) was born in Syria. One of the outstanding Muslim scholars of the 20th century. He was taught by over 200 scholars. Among his prominent teachers were Ahmad al-Kurdi and imam al-Kawthari.  The Book in 3...

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 for the poor.  Otherwise, poor people would be exempt from fasting. Is the reason for Ramadan to take care of our bodies? Nope. Otherwise, healthy people would not have to fast.  The light bulb produces heat. But this is...

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...