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Embracing Ramadan in its true spirit

By Nourin Ibraheem Abu Dhabi, UAE   We enter the month of Ramadan with a lot of joy and excitement in our hearts, but  we Muslim mummies also have anxiety deep inside about how to manage  home, kids, school, iftars and suhoors, and not to forget taraweeh. This is the time that calls for effective planning and efficient usage of ... Read More »

Simple ways to educate kids about Laylatul qadr:

By Zawjah Ali Karachi, Pakistan   Laylatul qadr is comprised of two words: lail(night) and qadr (power). It is a blessed night. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has stated it to be better than thousand months in the Qurán. Allah( سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) says in the Quran: “The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months” (Quran 97:3) Keeping in ... Read More »

Children, and khushu in Taraweeh

By Ismath Khatoon Dubai, UAE   Ramadan is right ahead; very soon we will be fasting, praying and hoping for  our sins to be forgiven, trying to increase good deeds, and come closer to Allah. As stated in many ahadeeth, the best way to come closer to Allah is through supererogatory (optional) deeds after the obligatory deeds. One of such ... Read More »

The excitement that the spiritual heart feels as Ramadan is around the corner.

  By Sanya N. Hussain Dubai, UAE Heartbeat. A single line climbing and falling, chasing time, racing to the end. This is your heart. Enclosed in the shell of your fragile body, it is on its journey to Allah, the One who created it, the One who can turn it away. “All the hearts of the offspring of Adam are ... Read More »

Ramadan and YOU

By Nourin Ibraheem Abu Dhabi, UAE It’s that time of the year again … peace, happiness, and excitement filling the hearts already. As we enter this month, we have lots of goals in mind and are full energy. But after a week or so, the spirit reduces. May Allah help us be consistent throughout Ramadan. Ameen! During this month, there ... Read More »

Women In Ramadan Workshop

We were at the Indian Academy Dubai to present an exclusive interactive workshop to the ladies and give them pointers on how to spend Ramadan productively. We highlighted the importance of Du’a and how it can possibly  change one’s destiny if done with full tawakkul on Allah. Some of the most pressing questions regarding menstruation and eating healthy were discussed ... Read More »

The benefits of qiyaam-ul-layl

Discover the beauty, hidden benefits and barakah of meeting your Lord in the darkness of night  By Ambreen Binte Muhammad Islamabad, Pakistan  You pray but do not get what you want? You’re suffering but nobody seems to care? You’re persevering but people take you for granted? At midnight today, free yourself from the world and go meet your Rabb! He ... Read More »

Laylat-ul-Qadr: how you can take advantage

A lifetime of good deeds are up for grabs. Will you be a winner? By Ismath Khatoon Dubai, UAE Sale! 50% Discount. Festival Offer! A Friday Market in the Gulf Eyes light up, hearts beat fast and the thought crosses our mind: “I sure hope I get a hold of this offer.” We remind one another of the date when ... Read More »

How to maintain the Imaan high throughout the year

Experience a drop in your imaan after Ramadan? Here are a few tips to help you with it. By Ifrah Shaukat Lahore, Pakistan Have you noticed how we turn into a “seasonal muttaqi” during Ramadan? We’ll pray on time, read the Qur’an, watch our tongue and be kind. Alhamdulillah, most Muslims experience an Iman high during Ramadan, probably because shaytan ... Read More »

Happiness lessons from Isra Wal Miraj

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 »