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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 »

5 Ways to Make Sure the World Doesn’t Get You Down

Follow this simple guide, inspired by Islamic wisdom, to regain your lost happiness By Sheima Sumer Sulaymaniyah, Iraq Whether it’s a negative world news event or a family argument, we all face daily challenges that affect our emotions. Here are five ideas to lift your mood when normal life brings you down: 1. Make it a habit to turn to Allah ... Read More »

Happiness lessons from Isra Wal Miraj – Part 2

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 »

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 »

There’s 1 Thing You Keep Doing and It’s Making You Unhappy

This simple practice will help you live a more peaceful and happy life. By Sheima Sumer Sulaymaniyah, Iraq “And seek help with patience and prayer, and surely it is a hard thing to do, except for the humble-minded.” (Qur’an 2:45) Alhamdulillah, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has blessed me to publish a book titled, “How to be a Happy Muslim Insha’Allah.” In ... Read More »

10 ways to make homemaking a stress-free ibadah!

Overwhelmed with chores at home? Here’s how you can cope. By Nourin Ibrahim Abu Dhabi, UAE The phone is ringing … as I run to attend it, I realise the living room is a mess with toys lying all over. As I start speaking, the call from the potty comes “Mama! I’m done!” The pressure cooker then whistles and wakes ... Read More »

What do you do when someone hurts you? Avoid these traps.

Be your own light – educate your emotions! – Part II By Zawjah Ali Karachi, Pakistan “Can’t you even let me know that your son dropped something under the table?” “I don’t understand … what kind of people are they?” “Your mother doesn’t know how to love a child and pamper him” The last dialogue was towards my son whereas ... Read More »

Tips to help you get through the lows in life

It’s easy to say “have hope” but tough to stay positive in the face of difficulties. By Ambreen Binte Muhammad Islamabad, Pakistan In the first part of this series, we spoke about the how grief is an unavoidable part of life. No matter how hard you try, you will face situations that make you sad and overwhelm you. Here, we ... Read More »

Overcoming Grief

Sometimes, you face unimaginable problems and get extremely stressed. The trick is to let Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) do His work. By Ambreen Binte Muhammad Islamabad, Pakistan In Surah Al Balad Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) says: لَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ فِي كَبَدٍ We have certainly created man into hardship. (Qur’an 90:4) According to the Qur’an, a human being lives in trials ... Read More »