Ramadan is the month for celebrating the Quran which was sent to guide and reform mankind. In this month, we read and hear the Quran more than any other time of the year. Yet why is that despite such exposure to Allah’s words, we don’t get that deeper connection with Allah? As soon as the new moon is sighted, the Quran is put on the shelf again. Certainly it is not merely a book to be read and re-read. How can we build an enduring bond with the book of Allah which does not end with the month but lasts way beyond?
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 →
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 →
This world is a test for us. As Allah Almighty says in the Quran, “He who created death and life to test you as to which of you is best in deed...” (Surah Mulk, 67:2). Tests are not easy; they are challenging and require preparation. There are many obstacles that hinder our progress towards paradise. Satan is our biggest enemy; his whole mission is to prevent us from going to heaven.
By Talha Waqas Modernism in relation to real life is a double edged sword. On one edge, there are the benefits of greater scientific and technological developments that advance humanity. The other edge emphasises movements and concepts that deny firm long-held beliefs on morality, liberty, and religiosity. Modern movements such as liberalism, secularism, and radical... Continue Reading →
By Rameen Arshad What kind of desires do we have in today’s world? Desire to have never ending wealth. Desire to own as many luxuries as a human on this planet can. Desire to be loved by the masses. To be famous. To live life in a way that people wish to be in our... Continue Reading →
By Namra Asif When a child comes to the world, his process of learning begins. He observes his environment and makes sense of everything. His parents are supportive in the process. They are the ones who help a child to shape his ideas and a definite approach towards various concepts of the world, morals, character,... Continue Reading →
By Syeda Nyma Alam Allah in Qur'an says: "Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was revealed as a guide for humanity with clear proofs of guidance and the standard to distinguish between right and wrong” (Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:185) Ramadan during which the Quran was revealed, serves to be the best remedy to all our... Continue Reading →
By Juwayriyah Shabir I have a confession to make. Ramadan terrifies me. I shy away from acknowledging my guilty secret amid the tangible excitement in the lead up to the holy month. There is this peculiar nervous energy that matters the days before Ramadan. A palpable tension reverberates through the air. Is it the demons... Continue Reading →