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How much Do We REALLY hate Shaytaan?

By Christal Williams Birmingham, UK And Satan will say when the matter has been concluded, “Indeed, Allah had promised you the promise of truth. And I promised you, but I betrayed you. But I had no authority over you except that I invited you, and you responded to me. So do not blame me; but blame yourselves. I cannot be ... Read More »

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

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 »

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 »

You’re a woman … no more arguments

A Muslimah shares her experience of getting married and becoming a widow. By Zuhena Parveen, Mangalore, India   4 years ago, on this day (Apr 21, 2012), I was told to have a bath early in the morning before fajr and change into the clothes my aunt had ordered me to wear – a new white salwar kameez (traditional dress ... Read More »

Death is not the end of our journey

By Neda Shams, Dammam, Saudi Arabia   Every beginning has an end, every start a finish, and there’s no journey without a destination. Imagine if we could attain immortality, what would our aims be? What would be the force that would drive us to actions and achievements? Would we make each day, each minute, as useful as we do now? ... Read More »

The outstanding benefits of breastfeeding

By Asma Ismaaciil Hargeisa, Somaliland   One of the very first rights that a newborn baby has upon his parents is for the mother to breastfeed him, which is very important for both the physiological and psychological well-being of the newborn. We are living in a world where maintaining a comfortable lifestyle is not always easy and can sometimes require ... Read More »

Story of two souls

By Shumaysa Faruqi Jeddah, Saudi Arabia   She was a good friend of mine. We had been together all through high school and college. After that, she got busy with her studies and I got married and moved to another city. We were out of touch for a long time. In 2004, my father was diagnosed with bone cancer and ... Read More »

Forgive those who wounded you

By Sahlah Bint Nayyar Chennai, India   Aysha bint Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu anha), the mother of the believers, the one whose innocence Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’ala) revealed about, went through a great test and was accused of wrongdoing. The slander of Aysha (radhiyallahu anha) was so widespread in Madinah that everyone there was talking about it, and this happened due ... Read More »

5 Tips to Benefit from Your Halaqah

 By Christal Williams Birmingham, UK Gaining knowledge is an obligation on every Muslim according to the hadith in Tirmidhi (74) and there are so many ways you can benefit. In the story of Musa (عليه السلام) and Khidr narrated in Surah Al Kahf, Musa (عليه السلام) travels extensively to gain knowledge from Khidr on whom Allah had bestowed mercy. Allah ... Read More »

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