Arif Kabir Author

Arif Kabir is currently serving as the Director of MYM. He loves spending time with his family, reading literature, learning martial arts, and finding meaningful ways to benefit the Ummah. He works as an IT Consultant, holds a B.S. in Operations Management & Information Systems, and has completed his memorization of the Qur'an alhamdulillah. He writes for MYM to contribute to the growing collections of Islamic English literature and to inspire fellow Muslim youth.

Encased in a Dead Body

It was a difficult day. My wife and I left weekend school early to attend the funeral prayer and burial of a community member’s father. I...

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Discovering (I Knew Nothing of) the Black Experience

How much do I really know about the black experience? I am of Bangladeshi descent, but I grew up in a black-majority county and went to...

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11 Tips to Consider When Proposing for Marriage

A couple of years ago, I was finishing college and beginning to seriously consider marriage. Like many others, I wasn’t sure how to...

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A Bouquet of Love

He gently laid the dried petals into the potpourri vase and swirled through them slightly. As the faint fragrance rose and wafted through...

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Daring To Reflect

In our day and age, it has become difficult to reflect without disruption. We stay forever dazzled with the reds on our facebooks, the...

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Amidst The Catholics

“Why do your women have to cover but your men don’t?” “How do you know which direction to pray?” “Why can’t Muslim women...

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I’m So Not Worth Anything

It was a beautiful moonlit, starless night. I gazed out of the window and breathed in deeply. It all seemed so peaceful, but yet, the...

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Islamic Activism: More Than A Hobby?

“I’m going to make her happy, Inshā’Allāh”. One day, I went with my mother to the local grocery store to pick up...

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Muslim Superheroes Assemble!

While over a friend’s house, we began to watch The Incredible Hulk. The movie itself wasn’t too impressive, but it was rather...

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An Overnight Orphan

“Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. The plane will be landing shortly, so please fasten your seatbelts,” the pilot...

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