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

Memoir by
Apr 2, 2017 路 12 min read

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

Discovering (I Knew Nothing of) the Black Experience

Memoir by
Dec 29, 2016 路 8 min read

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...

11 Tips to Consider When Proposing for Marriage

Essay by
Jan 20, 2015 路 13 min read

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

A Bouquet of Love

Story by
Mar 5, 2013 路 7 min read

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

Daring To Reflect

Essay by
Nov 12, 2011 路 4 min read

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

Amidst The Catholics

Memoir by
Apr 22, 2011 路 10 min read

鈥淲hy do your women have to cover but your men don鈥檛?鈥 鈥淗ow do you know which direction to pray?鈥 鈥淲hy can鈥檛 Muslim women...

I鈥檓 So Not Worth Anything

Story by
Dec 27, 2010 路 9 min read

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...

Islamic Activism: More Than A Hobby?

Memoir by
Oct 31, 2010 路 6 min read

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

Muslim Superheroes Assemble!

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Jun 29, 2010 路 5 min read

While over a friend鈥檚 house, we began to watch The Incredible Hulk. The movie itself wasn鈥檛 too impressive, but it was rather...

An Overnight Orphan

Story by
May 15, 2010 路 6 min read

鈥淟adies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. The plane will be landing shortly, so please fasten your seatbelts,鈥 the pilot...

A Pure Mind

Essay by
Apr 19, 2010 路 5 min read

Do you get sins based on your thoughts? Two years ago, I witnessed this question being posed to Shaykh Yasir Qadhi in an AlMaghrib seminar....

The Extra Mile

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Apr 4, 2010 路 6 min read

Ever wondered what was the difference between an ordinary person and an extraordinary person? It’s just that one remained ordinary,...