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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 »

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 »

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 »

Putting a leash on our outbursts

My Journey with Sign 3:134 By Shama F. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia الَّذِينَ يُنفِقُونَ فِي السَّرَّاءِ وَالضَّرَّاءِ وَالْكَاظِمِينَ الْغَيْظَ وَالْعَافِينَ عَنِ النَّاسِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِينَ Who spend [in the cause of Allah ] during ease and hardship and who restrain anger and who pardon the people – and Allah loves the doers of good; (Qur’an 3:134) My husband tells me ... 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 »

The Peaceful Rose

The Peaceful Rose She felt like the lonely soul that fell to the ground. No one was aware, there was no one around to care. Her cry echoed through the waves of the ocean. She laid there, broken on a bed of dry roses. No one knew she was there, no one will know shes gone — this is the ... Read More »

A Happy and Healthy Ramadan

By Salina Mohd Hamdan Recently I met a non-Muslim doctor and she stated her concern about people fasting during the day in the month of Ramadan. My answer was simple, I said about 2 billion Muslims fast in the month of Ramadan globally and yearly, no major health issues were reported. She then kept silent. Allah (subhana wata’aala) said in ... Read More »

The Essence of Planning

By Marwa Hayat What is planning Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) said  “There is no wisdom equal to good planning.” [Mishkat] (ref. 1) The process of setting goals, developingstrategies, and outlining tasks and schedules to accomplish the goals is planning (ref. 2).  But how many of us do often plan?  Most of us plan towards the end of a deadline to save ... Read More »

How to Give a Productive Da’wah

By Aysha Abrar   Before stepping into the field of Da’wah: Recheck your intention again and againAlhamdulillah, you have finally decided to pursue something that will be a huge source of sadaqa jaariya for you. Have your intention straight and clear how you want to go about your dawah work. You must be having background knowledge, sources , practices to uphold ... Read More »

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