Eid Mubarak, 1438!

Al-Hamdulillah, God blessed us with the opportunity to experience another Ramadan. This was a really special year and its memories will last a lifetime. I would also like to express my thanks, on behalf of Middle Ground, to the LA Times’ Frank Shyong for the nice write up on Eid. Also thanks to Ifran Khan for the great photos:

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كل عام وأنتم بخير وعيدكم سعيد

“May every year find you well and may you have a blessed Eid.”

Ramadan Reflections 2017 – Week 1: The Importance and Blessings of Reading Qur’an Yourself

Showcasing a few reflections from our weekly classes and iftars about the importance of reading the Qur’an vs. only listening to it. Also some reflections about superstitious attitudes towards Ramadan and piety in general.

Superstition (n.) early 13c., “false religious belief; irrational faith in supernatural powers,” from Latin superstitionem (nominative superstitio) “prophecy, soothsaying; dread of the supernatural, excessive fear of the gods, religious belief based on fear or ignorance and considered incompatible with truth or reason,” literally “a standing over,” noun of action from past participle stem of superstare “stand on or over; survive,” from super “above” (see super-) + stare “to stand,” from PIE root *sta- “to stand, make or be firm.”