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Overcoming Grief

Sometimes, you face unimaginable problems and get extremely stressed. The trick is to let Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) do His work. By Ambreen Binte Muhammad Islamabad, Pakistan In Surah Al Balad Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) says: لَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ فِي كَبَدٍ We have certainly created man into hardship. (Qur’an 90:4) According to the Qur’an, a human being lives in trials ... Read More »

How can our hearts be guided by Allah?

Wanting guidance is sometimes not enough, are we fulfilling the prerequisites to receive it? By Aysha Abrar Sharjah, UAE What does the Qalb (heart) mean? The heart in Arabic is called qalb. The word qalb comes from the root word ‘Qalaba’, which means to flip or something that turns around and about and upside down. SubhanAllah, how true this is. ... Read More »

The Protocol for Patience

If pain and sorrow are all tests from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), then there surely must be a right way to face these trials with an honourable result. By Fauzia Fareeda Syed Houston, US There is something about difficult times that leaves us so broken. Times when plans go haywire, life turns chaotic, heartbreaks happen, and we end up distraught, ... Read More »

Guidance of my Light

A sister shares her story of guidance. By Striving Soul Hyderabad, India Like every other girl, I was born as a blessing to my parents. Beginning my life, starting a whole new journey. Years passed and my journey as a striving Muslimah began. Through the challenges of life, I realised the purpose of life. But this realisation wasn’t enough because ... Read More »

Be your own light – educate your emotions!

Emotions can be a double-edged sword. Instead of getting overwhelmed by them, learn to use them intelligently. By Zawjah Ali Karachi, Pakistan “I will forgive him, even though he cheated on me” “I will hurt his soul, ego and pride by constantly doing good to him.” “I will make him pay for this by wrecking his very being.” Any of ... Read More »

Not Just A Headwrap

It’s not just a Head wrap or a piece resting on an Oppressed brain, Rather it’s a cloth of Honour in whose glory she basks like a merry child in the rain, Its purpose is not to hide those adorable locks or strangle a women’s dignity, Rather it serves as a covering for her soul and protection from the lustful ... Read More »

Treating Depression and Grief

There are fourteen types of cures to remove sadness, grief or depression according to the Prophet’s (peace and blessing be upon him) guidance [these consist in various supplications that are taught to us by our Prophet (peace be upon him)] 1. Affirming Allah’s Oneness in His Lordship. 2. Belief in the creed of Tawheed: There is no true God but ... Read More »

Daughters Of Hawwa Or Destroyers Of The Ummah?

Oh Daughters of the Ummah, aren’t you up yet? Can’t you see the filth around? Isn’t your soul numb and your eyes wet? The Shaytaan’s army has ruined the most precious traits of yours – Modesty and Character, How can you then sit back and ignore when at the door is the obnoxious attacker? By pulling your clothes off, he ... Read More »


Trust is blind but not you. “Is not Allah sufficient for His servant?” By Sana Ibrahim The word trust has a mammoth significance and boundless linking with human and nature. Trust is a blind belief which is the eventual result of bonding. Trust in its entirety was the example of the Prophet (saw)’s life, beginning with the perturbed situation seeing ... Read More »

Parenting in Changing times

By Fatima jehan Our children, though it is we who give birth and nurture them life long , they are a gift from Allah which belongs to him alone. When Allah gifts us with them, they are as pure as snow. It is our responsibility to maintain the purity in them and see to it that when they return back to ... Read More »

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