Tag Archive: hadith

Fasting 5K: Fulfilling Like a 50K

On Saturday, I joined a friend for the Washington D.C. Fasting 5k, a run for charity in Ramadan. When I arrived it felt like the start of a trail marathon. There was a… Continue reading

Counting Miles

I ran with the Hopkins Marathon Team on Tuesday and met many inspirational runners. One runner told me about how she started logging miles in 2011, and has accumulated over 7,000 miles. That… Continue reading

I Decided to Get a Garmin

Omar bin Khattab, the second Caliph (head of state) in Islam, known as “Amir al-Mu’minin,” Commander of the Faithful, had only one shirt. During his 10 year rule, Islam spread east and west… Continue reading

Learning How To Swim

I learned to swim three times. 5 years old. In the neighborhood pool in Columbia, Missouri, my mom tried to teach me the gentle way. She used to take me to the pool… Continue reading

The Rainbow in the Rubble

Everyday on my bike commute to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, I see small things that I would otherwise not see: crushed cans, tiny bottles, shattered glass, empty syringes, latex… Continue reading

Eid: A Gift from God

On Eid Al-Fitr, a date in the morning feels like the best thing in the world: soft and chewy, and best of all, something sweet during daylight, after a month of fasting.  Eid… Continue reading

Eating: The 1/3rd Rule

My favorite holiday, Ramadan, starts in less than 10 days. During this month, Muslims fast each day from dawn to sunset, fulfilling one of the five pillars of Islam. Ramadan physically and spiritually… Continue reading