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Author Archives: Sheima Sumer

Originally from Virginia, USA, the writer is a trained counsellor and author of "How to Be a Happy Muslim Insha'Allah: Rise Above Your Problems and Choose Inner Peace" among other books. She also runs www.howtobeahappymuslim.com and is a Happiness Mentor for The Muslimah Network

7 things you can do RIGHT NOW to live a happier life

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By Sheima Sumer Sulaymaniyah, Iraq A happier life starts with positive habits that you practice regularly. For Muslims, a happier life also revolves around our purpose to please and worship Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Here are 7 simple habits that you can start to adopt right now to be a happier Muslim. 1. Make it a habit to regularly say: ... Read More »

5 Ways to Make Sure the World Doesn’t Get You Down

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Follow this simple guide, inspired by Islamic wisdom, to regain your lost happiness By Sheima Sumer Sulaymaniyah, Iraq Whether it’s a negative world news event or a family argument, we all face daily challenges that affect our emotions. Here are five ideas to lift your mood when normal life brings you down: 1. Make it a habit to turn to Allah ... Read More »

Happiness Lessons from the Story of Isra Wal Miraj: Part 3

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In the final installment of our series, find out how you can find joy in this oft-read story By Sheima Sumer Sulaymaniyah, Iraq   Types of People in the Hellfire   The Prophet ﷺ said that he also saw many of the punishments of the hellfire. For each group of people, he ﷺ saw in the hellfire, he ﷺ asked ... Read More »

Happiness lessons from Isra Wal Miraj – Part 2

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From salah to strength of faith, Isra Wal Miraj gives us so many reasons to smile. By Sheima Sumer Sulaymaniyah, Iraq At the end of Part 1 of this series, our Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) had journeyed above the seven heavens and saw the huge, colorful lote tree called Sidratul Muntaha. The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) also saw ... Read More »

Happiness lessons from Isra Wal Miraj

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Look at the events of Isra Wal Miraj from a new, happiness-seeking perspective By Sheima Sumer Sulaymaniyah, Iraq   Did you know that the miraculous story of Isra Wal Miraj is not only fascinating but also loaded with happiness lessons? Our beloved Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) travelled from the Ka’aba to Masjid Al Aqsa in Jerusalem (the ‘Isra’), and ... Read More »

There’s 1 Thing You Keep Doing and It’s Making You Unhappy

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This simple practice will help you live a more peaceful and happy life. By Sheima Sumer Sulaymaniyah, Iraq “And seek help with patience and prayer, and surely it is a hard thing to do, except for the humble-minded.” (Qur’an 2:45) Alhamdulillah, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has blessed me to publish a book titled, “How to be a Happy Muslim Insha’Allah.” In ... Read More »