Author Archives: Farah Rz

About Farah Rz

Mashaallah a post-doctoral fellow in Medical Genetics. A lover of the Arts and seeker of the sciences. Absolutely blessed to be a Muslim. Alhamdulillah!!

Looking for Laylathul-Qadr

Assalamu alaikum, peace be with you all I promised to blog about Laylathul Qadr. Layl means night in Arabic and Qadr is a word hard to translate. It can mean; power, destiny, highly valued, decree,  among other meanings, when used … Continue reading

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The miracle of water

Assalamu alaikum dear readers, peace be upon you all Half of this blessed month has already left us, never to return, and one can’t help but be sad at that thought. But indeed then also still happy that the month … Continue reading

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‘Fathima Knight in shining armour’!

Assalamu alaikum, peace be with you dear readers, A few weeks ago, I was greatly delighted to ‘attend’ online, the first commencement ceremony of Zaytuna college. Zaytuna (=Olive/Olive tree) college is North America’s first academic Muslim liberal arts college. I … Continue reading

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Being Environment-friendly is so rewarding!

- Here is a Big joy jot for Ramadan 6th -alleviates some of the sadness that Ramadan is going by so quickly  Being Environment-friendly is so rewarding!.  

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Give30 , sadaqa, zakat and Happy Canada day

Dear Readers, I was informed of this wonderful initiative by one of my brothers and wanted to highlight it here. Ramadan is a month of charity. Many of us save a lot of money on our grocery bill and entertainment/excursion … Continue reading

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The honored guest has arrived! and my attempts to sight hilal ur-Ramadan

Assalamu alaikum, peace be with you! My dear readers, Ramadan Mubarak! (= congratulations on Ramadan/wishing you a blessed Ramadan/Happy Ramadan…any of these will work, again its a phrase hard to translate). Thanks and praise to Allah for the felicity to meet … Continue reading

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A chat among scholars

Dear Readers, I came across this ‘chat’ on youtube. It is an obviously an old recording. But it was delightful to me and I thought to share it. Why? because it is a chat between two of the greatest scholars … Continue reading

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With thanks an award

Assalamu alaikum, peace be with you all Alhamdulillah (=praise and thanks to God) I am returned home after a deeply amazing time in the mountains of Albany, NY at sheikh Mokhtar’s Tazkiyathun Nafs retreat. Indeed it is reviving an ancient … Continue reading

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The honored guest is less than a ‘moon’ away!

I am interrupting my series on Spain because I must express my growing joy that the month of months is so close upon us. The month of Sha’ban began a few days ago with the new moon. The next new … Continue reading

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Mezquita de Cordoba

Dear readers, Assalamu alaikum, peace be with you, I cannot move to sharing other snippets from our rihla, without posting on the Mezquita de Cordoba. I had read and heard a great deal about it, and for me, it was … Continue reading

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