People rarely, if ever, give thought to bullying, especially in this side of the world. Why? Because bullying isn’t something we think of as a problem. But the truth is, bullying can have severe consequences. And since childhood experiences shape who people become as adults, the consequences of being bullied can linger on and affect... 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.
Ramadan Challenge: Reflect- Upon the Quran
By Dr. Sonia Mohsin When you see the world through the Quran, it enlightens your whole life. It’s like a new pair of glasses which make things much clearer than they were, and puts everything in its right perspective. That’s why it is so important to make it a part of your daily routine. When... Continue Reading →
Ramadan Challenge: Facebook to Dawah-book
By Zahra Nayyer Imagine hearing a “ping” on your mobile, it’s a reminder that your favourite event is round the corner. It brings a smile to your face and your heart skips a beat. Now imagine if that same “ping” sound signalled a reminder that the Day of Judgement is near or that you have... Continue Reading →
Ramadan Challenge: Know & Love the Prophet ﷺ
By Umm Ibrahim He is a man who is so easy to love. He is a man whose beauty, perfection and love for us shines through so clearly, yet our hearts seem to be blinded. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. The Prophet of Allah ﷺ was by far, the most remarkable... Continue Reading →
Ramadan Challenge: Life Goals
By Mahnoor Arif This Ramadan started off with a trail of memories from the past as Facebook reminded me that last year, this was a time when I was immersed in countless (a bit exaggerated, though) projects, assignments reports and ... My Final Year Project. Yes! I was graduating. Most of us know the struggle... Continue Reading →
Ramadan Challenge: Seeking Forgiveness
By Dr. Sonia Mohsin Have you ever been in a situation where you find yourself giving up, letting go and just forsaking the idea of worship, or being righteous, or thinking of Allah; just because there lies upon your shoulders a heavy burden of sins? How many times have you wondered that this is it?... Continue Reading →
Ramadan Challenge: Little Dua- Big Benefit
By Ahmarin Zahid So you're exhausted by what the world demands of you. Maybe you're a teenager scrambling to prepare for your entry test, F.Sc exam or A-level exam; or a newlywed who has to cater to the needs of his/her new family; or a young parent who has to balance a new set of responsibilities.... Continue Reading →
Ramadan Challenge: Rise & Shine at Fajr!
By Zahra Nayyer We have spent more than half of Ramadan, and by now we’re used to getting up for suhoor, albeit with difficulty, but as soon as we’re done with our prayer, many if not all of us dive back headfirst into our comfortable beds. As I researched on this topic I came to... Continue Reading →
Ramadan Challenge: Why Start With Bismillah?
By Fatima Asad Do you take “Bismillah” for granted? You are not alone if you do. There are many types of Bismillahs that we say throughout the day. The kind you say before eating or drinking. Then there’s the kind you say before reading the Quran or at the start of wudu. Then there’s the... Continue Reading →
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