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.
Most of us struggle to make time for our religious obligations in the midst of our wordly lives. Today, the majority of Muslims look for an answer to this pivotal question, how to strike a balance between practicing Deen and living in the Dunya? This is a query not just related to contemporary times. It arose in the early stages of Islam as well. A Companion of the Prophet, Hanzala (RA) feared that he had become a hypocrite because, during his day-to-day activities pertaining to his family or his business, thoughts of Allah would slip from his mind. He shared this concern with Abu Bakr (RA) who admitted to feeling the same. So they both went to the Prophet (PBUH) and Hanzala (RA) inquired: "Allah's Messenger, when we are in your company, we are reminded of Hell-Fire and Paradise as if we are seeing them with our own eyes, but whenever we go away from you and attend to our wives, children and business, much of these things go out of our minds.” To read what the Prophet PBUH responded with, read our new article by Muhammad Saddam on balancing practicing religion with dunya.
By Sumbul Saleem Khanzada After a point in my life, I started believing that nothing matters more than one's inner peace... Sometimes, I miss the older me. But the fact is, I have started admiring my new version. I don't play the victim in my life no matter what I go through and I never will! One... Continue Reading →
By Saima Shahzad People from different walks of life have a similar idea of success i. e. to own a happy family, a progressing career and a trendy lifestyle. In this race of getting ahead of each other, people tend to forget that their pursuit of success is faulty. It doesn’t sound wise to choose... Continue Reading →
By Maheen Ali We are living in an age of hustle, competition, and chaos. Adults stuck in a cycle of 9 to 5 jobs, youngsters struggling to balance sleep and study while trying to build a perfect future, and housewives running to complete their household chores. Everyone seems to be a part of a race... Continue Reading →
By Raza Ullah Islam guides us in every aspect of our life and about every event that takes place in it. Whether it's about how to deal with the problems that we face in our social lives, private affairs or how to strengthen our truest kinship and relationships. However, the issue is that we seldom... Continue Reading →
By Mahnoor SiddiquiNowadays, we see people functioning in extremes whenever it comes to deen and dunya. Some people completely devote or invest themselves and their everything into this world and its affairs, forgetting completely about the Judgement Day (Akhirah) that we all must and have to face. While, we see others secluding themselves from the... Continue Reading →
By Zahra There are always some pre-decided manners to accomplish any task. This is true when it comes to gaining beneficial knowledge. Gaining knowledge is easy but if one truly wants to be benefited from the acquired knowledge, these guidelines and etiquette must be followed. Have pure intentions for the sake of Allah and to... Continue Reading →
Muhammad Fahd Mahboob I don’t know the secret of success, but the secret of failure is "trying to please everyone" – An incredibly profound statement. The fear of peoples’ opinions about us can be very daunting. Fear? Oh yes, because we inherently don’t like criticism or to be thought of poorly. We can get quite... Continue Reading →
Ramadan has always been my favourite time of the year. It is the time when communities get together in worship and in celebrating the blessings of the month of Ramadan. I really love the communal aspect of Ramadan: going to Taraweeh with your entire family and catching up with friends at the mosque after the... Continue Reading →