Driven by curiosity’s sake.

  • Day 16- Gaining Weight?

    If you are fasting you should be losing some of that weight.  You might even be getting excited like me about losing it.  Sadly though, I realized that its all water weight and what I call “a-blotation” the fact that you are not eating as regularly your body isn’t producing all those gases in your… Read more

  • Day 15- Are You Having a DEENGASM?

    <iframe src=”; width=”400″ height=”227″ frameborder=”0″> Annual MAS Ramadan Qiyam, Imam Suhaib Webb at ISOC from Junaid Ahmed on Vimeo. Half way through Ramadan!!!  How CrAzY is that?  I suggest you make the most of your time during Ramadan, watch this deengasm! Read more

  • Day 14- Chasing Away the Loneliness Birds

    The thing about Ramadan is that its a time where being alone isn’t an option.  You are surrounded by people in the community, happens that also means being surrounded by your family.  One thing though is that Ramadan is also a time where if you don’t have family, you start feeling it.  But also, its… Read more

  • Day 13- Chronicles of an Esquire in Training

    Today was the first day of Law School orientation, all future posts on my law school experience will be under a title yet to be determined, but for now I began using “Chronicles of an Esquire in Training”.  This Ramadan my reflections focused on the idea of sufficiency.  Particular focus has been on the idea of eating sufficiently. … Read more

  • Day 12- Ramadan’ing With the Prophet

    So its day twelve.  I am doing pretty well but I admit the schedule is really jammed packed tight.  I feel like every moment I get to rest, its time to get up and do something.  Even when I go to sleep, I feel like my alarm is going off and its time to wake… Read more

  • Day 11- Looking Like a Ramadan Zombie

    Ramadan day 11.  Fasting might be getting to you.  If you are doing those late night prayers and waking up at 430AM to eat your sahoor than you might just look like a Fleischer zombie.  People around you must be wondering whats going on with your life to make you look so crazy or tired, but… Read more

  • Chronicles of an Esquire In Training- The Begining of the Year They Scare You to Death: One-(hel)L

    I imagine a future where I can be referred to as- Affad T. Shaikh, Esq.- the post-nominal “Esq.” stands for “esquire”. I find that quite sexy and it sends chills down my spine thinking that in three years I will have a chance to sit for the bar test and take on the license to practice law. I won’t bore… Read more

  • Day 10- When You Completely Lose Yourself, You Find Yourself

     One Third of the Way- thats how far we have gotten!  Ten days ya’all, good job on hanging in there!  Thats the crazy thing about Ramadan, the month seems like its going to be so much but then it comes and goes.  We all are left wondering where did the time go, just out the window? This post… Read more

  • Day 9- Remedy for Complain-i-tis

    سُبْحَان اللهِ وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ وَ لآ اِلهَ اِلّا اللّهُ وَ اللّهُ اَكْبَرُ وَلا حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّة ِ الَّا بِاللّهِ الْعَلِىّ الْعَظِيْم Subhāna-llāhi, wa-l-hamdu li-llāhi, wa lā ilāha illā-llāhu, wa-llāhu akbar. Wa lā hawla wa lā quwwata illā bi-llāhi-l-ʿaliyyi-l-ʿazīm Glory be to Allah and Praise to Allah, and there is none worthy of worship but Allah, and Allah is the Greatest. And there… Read more

  • Day 8- The World is a Sorcerer

    After  a while I realized that my reflections were coming up with a theme, but it wasnt until blogger reader Maryam D. in Canada identify it and label it for what it is- living sufficiently.  So this years Ramadan reflections are truly about living sufficiently.  The remains the focus for me in the future posts I have been… Read more