Reflect and Refresh – Purify your soul and mind with the teachings of Qur’an

By Suha Mishal The month of forgiveness and mercy is upon us.   This Ramadan, while treating yourself to samosas and chaats, why not also treat your soul. Ramadan is the best time to treat your inner exhausted self to a deep cleanse. Does that seem hard? Worry not, you will find inspiration to do so in this Ayah:   “He has succeeded who purifies the soul, and he has failed who corrupts the soul.” (Quran, 91:9-10)  This success ultimately means success in the... Continue Reading →

Ramadan Confession #1: Why I don’t stop using social media in Ramadan

By Fatima Asad “I can’t see the moon, Mommy!” A frustrated 6 year old tugged on my dress as she jumped up and down, eagerly trying to spy the Ramadan moon behind the infamous Beijing skyscrapers. Ding. Ding. Ding.  As predictable as iftaar pakoras, my phone started celebrating the new moon before us. “Oh, I... Continue Reading →

The Best Version of Me

I recall once while on the road with friends, someone mentioned it was almost Maghreb and she hadn’t completed her evening azkaar yet. Another friend sadly remarked how often she has been missing them lately. I was shocked. How could someone miss their daily azkaar (supplications)?! That’s a believer’s essential! And here this ‘practising Muslimah’ is telling... Continue Reading →

The Muslim Mama’s Quick Guide to Goal Planning (without losing your sanity)

By Fatima Asad If you’re like me, you despise seeing those tacky New Year’s resolution jokes on your newsfeed.  This one really irks my soul: “My New Year’s resolution is to follow through with my last year’s resolutions.”  Another one that sadly represents the majority of wishful go-getters is: “Thanks for not laughing at my... Continue Reading →

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