Am I loving myself right? You'd see global pop musicians, athletes, Instagram influencers, and YouTubers all talking about it, highlighting different concepts and sharing different ideas. But there's one conversation you'll now find in every corner of social media that even some of our YC speakers have addressed – the intriguing, appealing concept of self-love. ... Continue Reading →
Palestine: A reminder for the Ummah
Not so long ago, in lands not so far, a girl used to live happily with her family. But one day, everything changed! Sounds of gunshots, a bullet passing through her baby brother’s head, her mother crying in excruciating pain and her house on a time bomb - tick tick tick, boom! An upcoming action... Continue Reading →
Will there be Wi-Fi in Jannah?
Will there be free Wi-Fi in Jannah? How about sleek race cars? And finger-lickin' good KFC? Recently, a Pakistani humanitarian and singer, Shehzad Roy, wondered in his Insta post if we'd choose hell or heaven if there was Wi-Fi in hell but not in heaven. Of course, we'd think it's odd to imagine such things... Continue Reading →
Is this the right way to celebrate Independence?
Seeing these flags and decorations on the street, I can't help but remember the times of actual independence that my grandparents told me about. The struggles they went through - the number of horns they had to blow, the number of badges and t-shirts they had to wear, the number of one wheels and races... Continue Reading →
Interview with Tuaha ibn Jalil
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.
How I left Music – Raja Zia ul Haq
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.
Everything is fair in love and art? How exciting is the content pouring into our newsfeed: celeb hot news, steamy photoshoots and the latest movie releases! Seems like the Pakistani media industry is really taking off! Or is it taking a hit? If you see with the divine lens, everything changes. It gets depressing to see how we've morally regressed while everyone thinks we've progressed. Competing with Bollywood and Hollywood, we forget our Islamic core. Every other release is shockingly disturbing- but not for all Muslims.
Dua: the best therapy
By Aymun Sajid I’ve learnt this lesson the hard way. And I still often forget it. Perhaps reminding you will help me remind myself. There are two ways to deal with a problem. The first one is the path I originally took (and one I still struggle to leave). You can ignore your trial. Fake... Continue Reading →
A Question of Deen and Dunya: How to Follow Religion Today?
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.
Allah Does Not Answer My Prayers!
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 →
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