Sparks

Can You Defend Your Beliefs?

“I’m not saying you’re wrong… I’m just saying you wouldn’t know if you were.” Those were the words of my professor, who had just assigned us a research paper designed to challenge our convictions. The premise was that most people,...

Kaepernick: When Will We Stand Up For Justice?

Professional athletes, and really all celebrities by extension, are constantly under the microscope. Their every move is analyzed, their most insignificant choices critiqued. And yet it is ironic that of all the things a celebrity could do to draw...

What Have We Learned From Our History?

Ask any history teacher for the benefits of studying their subject and their go-to answer will be “to learn from our mistakes.” If we can understand what it was that caused catastrophes such as the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, or the two...

A Little Bit of Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing

From a young age, we have all had the importance of education impressed upon our minds. The hadith, “Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim” (Tirmidhi, 74) is one of the most famous and oft-repeated sayings of the Prophet PBUH, and it...

Ramadan and Exams: An Unlikely Pairing

For many students, the past few Ramadans have fallen largely in the summer vacation, times off from high school and university. This year though, most high school students around the GTA face their last weeks of summatives and exams for the majority...

Yes, We Came From Apes (Pt. 2)

Note: This is the second part of an article published in last month’s issue. Part 1 can be found here. Adam (AS) is formed out of clay, as though he were a sculpture. Allah (SWT) breathes life into him. Hawwa (AS) is created out of his rib. From...

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