"If I were given the opportunity to press a delete button that could destroy all the servers of the planet that contained pornographic material, I would crawl on the path of glass and thorns, even if it kills me, to press that button". (Interview of a porn addict by BBC) Imagine yourself lying on a comfortable couch in a dimly lit room. You are all alone, scrolling through a cell phone with your eyes glued to the internet. All of a sudden, some inappropriate content pops up on the screen. For a moment, you feel the urge to tap it and see what comes after the 'trailer' you were just baited with.
I was a zestful and energetic young lad who had no other purpose except to enjoy life to its fullest. I did crazy stunts in my life because I believed that you only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. However, I was wrong; it’s not YOLO. It’s YOLT - You only live twice. It was a fatal bike accident that changed me completely. I had a near-death experience that made me the person I am today. The accident which I thought to be a catastrophe for me, resulted as a blessing from my Lord.
When I began my journey towards Allah (SWT)’s path, music was actually one of the last things I left. Believe me, I was always looking for ways to justify my music addiction. I had three shelves across my bedroom wall full of music CDs. Not only this, but I also had about 10-15 GBs worth of music stored on my computer. But despite looking far and wide, I was unable to find reasons that would justify my love for music.
By Aymun Sajid You’d think that global pop musicians, athletes, Instagram influencers, and YouTubers would all be talking about different concepts. That they’d be promoting different ideas, different topics - right? But there's one conversation that you’ll now find in every corner of social media, that even some of our YC speakers have addressed -... Continue Reading →
By Hania Faheem A walk along the beach. Nothing new, nothing grand. Just an ordinary, mundane gesture. As water began to touch my feet, I turned around and saw the subtle trail my footsteps had made in the sand. And that's when I noticed: the trail wasn't exactly a horizontal line from the shore to... Continue Reading →
By Linta Mustafa With the rapidly changing era, people tend to change their lifestyles for the sake of acceptance by society, and in doing so they often end up having an extremist way of life. The lifestyles of the majority of people who tend to follow the standards of society have become more brand-oriented. On... Continue Reading →
By Jaweria Ibrahim Scene#01 It’s a busy day at work and you’ve been working diligently through the staggering pile of tasks. By mid-day, most of it is done and you’re already anticipating freedom. But then your jerk boss saunters by with another “on my desk at the end of the day” assignment that he forgot... Continue Reading →
By Sajila Abrar Too often, when we watch a motivational video or read a book, we think we could have done it better. We criticize but rarely do we realize that the person who has done it actually took an action and materialized the ideas into something tangible. As Napoleon Hill writes, “the most mediocre... Continue Reading →
By Huda Ali Khan The world today has become more illusory than ever before. The things that we think and converse about if brought into perspective and reflected upon would make us realize that the ideologies which we have been following throughout aren’t actually correct. We often come across people who have been privileged enough,... Continue Reading →
By Huda Khan Today as you mindlessly scroll your feeds, pause for a while, and check your average screen time, you’d be shocked to see that on an average 6-7 hours of your day are spent consuming irrelevant information through the social media platforms. After you do this ask yourself is it worth it to... Continue Reading →