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The Ultimate Meeting

By Maira Imtiyaz Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia  A few days ago, I was watching an Islamic lecture online and one particular fact mentioned in it, struck me hard. A fact that I probably did not know before and had never thought about that way. The speaker asked the audience if they knew what the biggest punishment for the people of Hell ... Read More »

Bride on display

By Lubna Maryam Dubai, UAE   It’s that time of the year again. The Wedding season, as it is called. Extravagant parties and candid (not-so-truly) couple photo shoots are commonplace, and the same is witnessed by the virtual population on social media. It used to be fun to attend parties being a kid, even more so as a teen, but ... Read More »

Sharing a joyful moment…

By Fakeha Neelofar Sharjah, U.A.E I am so thankful to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) for helping me complete my BA in Islamic Studies from Islamic Online University (IOU), Alhamdulillah. It was a wonderful journey Masha Allah, Tabarak Allah, and when I look back, I don’t seem to recognize myself…. I was born and brought up around non-muslims and I loved ... Read More »

Seeking Dunya

  Our Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم) was blessed with concise speech. He would say a single sentence and it had the depth as deep as that of an ocean. One such profound hadith which struck me is the following: “Two hungry wolves let loose among sheep are not more harmful than a person craving after wealth and status is ... Read More »

From Ms to Mrs., Do I need to change my surname?

By Ayesha Bint Abrar Sharjah, U.A.E   When a woman gets married, she changes her surname from her father’s to her husband’s. She is then recognised by the name of her husband’s father and his progeny. She leaves her home, her beloved parents and siblings, and joins her new home with a new identity. This changing of a woman’s surname ... Read More »

And my Jar remains empty

By Huda Farooq Sharjah, UAE   Few days ago, I found this amazing activity on Pinterest where the kids would decorate a used jar & name it “My Good Deeds Jar”. They would then pen down every good deed they did on a slip of paper and put it into the jar. This activity was designed to motivate kids to ... 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 »

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 »