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Imaan demands positivity

“I am what my slave expects me to be” By Salma Ameen Colombo, Srilanka   “If Allah knows [any] good in your hearts, He will give you [something] better than what was taken from you, and He will forgive you; and Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” (Qur’an 8:70) Have you ever caught your mind plaguing you with the deadly ‘what ... Read More »

Worship Him the way He asks you to

Is  Allah and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) not enough for us? By Aysha Abrar, Sharjah, UAE   If we worship Allah and follow our messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) in every act we do in our daily lives, if we fear Allah every second of our lives, then do we still need to do extra by celebrating Mawlid ... Read More »

10 things only a SAHM would understand

By Rihana Basheer Sharjah, UAE What is SAHM, you ask? Let’s see who can guess: She is a daughter/wife/mother. She works 365 days a year with no sick leaves, vacations, lunch breaks and in turn receives the reward which no monetary benefits can give. She is as crazy as they come but never fails to enjoy what she does and ... Read More »

Do you want your husbands to honour your requests?

Here are some things that can be done when our requests are turned down By Ismath Khatoon Dubai, UAE “But, do you think if you requested your husband to do so, he’d do anything for your parents?” A sister’s question as a response to the one I raised at the end of my previous article, “Can’t we request our husbands to ... 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 »

Tips to improve your focus in salah

Here are some simple ways by which you can make your salah more meaningful By Salma Ameen Colombo, Sri Lanka   She looked at her watch and breathed a sigh of relief … she still had time to pray Asr. “Better late than never,” she thought to herself. Saying “Allahu akbar” she entered into salah, the serenity embracing her as ... Read More »

A page from my diary: The story of Ayesha (رضي الله عنها)

What I learn from the life of my mother, Ayesha By Khadijah Sharif Bangalore, India Often, I wonder why something happened. What could ever be the khair in it? And then I remind myself of the beautiful story of my mother, Ayesha (رضي الله عنها). She got married to Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) when she was really, really ... Read More »