Zaytuna College Blog

STRESSED OUT: The Struggle for Success

Posted by Dr. Rania Awaad on Jun 17, 2016 9:46:59 AM

Dr. Rania Awaad guides us through stress reduction strategies and techniques that can help us benefit from the blessings of Ramadan. Reducing stress in our lives can put our minds and bodies in a better state, God willing, to take advantage of the manifold spiritual opportunities this month offers.
Read More

Topics: General, Ramadan, Mental Health, holy month of ramadan, female muslim scholars, zen, stress, reducing stress in ramadan

Ramadan and Purification

Posted by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf on Jun 6, 2016 4:12:26 PM

Hunger can bring out the worst in us. In a wonderful scene in Shakespeare's As You Like It, a desperate and hungry Orlando comes upon Duke Senior and his exiled court in the forest, who are about to start dinner. Assuming the law of the jungle presides in Arden, Orlando brandishes his sword and demands food upon pain of death. Duke Senior rebukes him for his lack of civility, and wisely adds: "Your gentleness shall force, more than your force move us to gentleness." Orlando responds: "I almost die for food, and let me have it." Unfazed, the duke says: "Sit down and feed, and welcome to our table." Orlando is shamed by the duke's gallantry and explains that hunger had bred violence in him.

Read More

Topics: Islam, Fasting, purification, holy month of ramadan, muslims in america, purification in ramadan, muslims

Subscribe to Email Updates

Posts by Topic

see all