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Divorced but not defeated

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A revert divorcee sister shares her experience and asks, “Why is divorce taboo?” By Aisha Davies London, UK It is not something everyone likes to talk about much, a taboo and I still wonder, “why?” I wonder why, when the divorce rate among Muslims in the West and the Middle East is increasing, and not at a snail’s pace. One ... Read More »

How intelligent are the intellectuals?

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Why do researchers and scientists not ask: why was I created? By Shama F. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia   How are we living? I often ponder on this question. We keep living as if what is in front of our eyes and what is immediately affecting us … this is it. The joys of this life, the struggles, that’s all there is ... Read More »

Why do we worship?

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Allah gains or loses nothing if we don’t worship Him. Then what exactly is the point of worship? By Umm-e-Ayman Abu Dhabi, UAE   Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar … A person leaves everything and rushes to pray. Another waits to finish the work at hand. Yet another isn’t moved by the call of Allah to pray. Prayer is the most ... Read More »

Happiness lessons from Isra Wal Miraj – Part 2

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From salah to strength of faith, Isra Wal Miraj gives us so many reasons to smile. By Sheima Sumer Sulaymaniyah, Iraq At the end of Part 1 of this series, our Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) had journeyed above the seven heavens and saw the huge, colorful lote tree called Sidratul Muntaha. The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) also saw ... Read More »

How do people face Islamophobia?

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The news is filled with incidents of hate crimes against Muslims. How do they keep facing these challenges? By Nida Haleem Dubai, UAE On May 30, 2015, 31-year old, Tahera Ahmad, the Muslim chaplain and director of interfaith engagement at Northwestern University in Illinois, US, was refused a can of unopened diet coke by an air hostess, because she was ... Read More »

Why aren’t my duas being answered?

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Are you losing hope that your duas don’t get answered? Guess what … no dua goes unanswered. Here’s what’s happening.   By Gilla Barre New Delhi, India   Dua … my escape, my solace. The only way I feel connected to my Rabb when I’m engulfed with grief. During the darkest moments of my life, I find myself begging Him, ... Read More »

He still loves you

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 Every marriage has its highs and lows but remember that the concept of ‘romance’ is different from true love.   By Nourin Ibrahim Abu Dhabi, UAE   Every woman feels a dip in her married life at one time or another. It is quite natural but it becomes a threat when you continue in that mode and fall deep into ... Read More »

Ask your children to help at home and give them the chance to earn your duas

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A timely dua for your child is more valuable than anything else in their lives By Umme Aiyman Abu Dhabi, UAE   On reaching home, a father asks his son, “Dear Ammar, please get me a glass of water and keep my office bag on the table.” ​The mom instructs the daughter, “Dear Fatima, please serve food to dad,” or ... Read More »

Discover the adhaan, all over again

Discover the adhaan, all over again

The words of our call to prayer are deep in their beauty and meaning. By Ilham Bhusawal, Maharashtra India One of the most beautiful and the often-used attribute of Allah is that He is ‘Ar Rahmaan’ – The Most Merciful. An attribute so immensely amazing that the first time Allah ﷻ addressed himself to us in the Qur’an was as ... Read More »

Imaan demands positivity

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“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 »