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About joymanifest

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!!

Islam as Religion

Originally posted on Concordia Et Mysterium:
The ancients, it is said, did not have a word for religion. The reason was not that they were irreligious or immoral. Quite the contrary: their lives were totally immersed in what we now…

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I love Canada and I love Canadians

It’s been a difficult week. Who knew that the day after my previous post on one deranged incident, another, more shocking attack would occur. Who knew the attacker would have been a visitor at my local mosque a few years … Continue reading

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A conversation with women in Saudi Arabia

Assalamu alaikum (peace be with you) dear readers, The post I planned to write today is going to be superseded by sharing a clip that I think is vital to share. Especially given the rather troublesome news I received today. … Continue reading

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Eid Mubarak!

Eid-ul-Adha Mubarak ! (=May it be a blessed festival of sacrifice) Dear readers, Assalamu alaikum (=peace be with you) The rights of the Hajj pilgrimage are over and it is time to celebrate. The hujjaj (=pilgrims) will be shaving their … Continue reading

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contentment

I am not content with my self, every where I look I see its deficiency, its dereliction, its whims and caprices But I am wholly content with my Lord, every where I look I see His perfection, His beauty, His … Continue reading

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The ten days of Dhul Hijja

Assalamu alaikum (peace be with you) dear readers, Things are slowly settling in the new place and I am recovering from a few ailments past as well as some new developed during the move. For my Muslim readers, I ask … Continue reading

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Global tawbah

Dear Readers, Assalamu alaikum (peace be with you) Today is a happy day. Alhamdulillah (=praise and thanks to God) I am officially moved into a new place to stay. I pray it will be an abode of peace, joy, learning … Continue reading

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