Iqbal’s Shaheen

By Musfirah Minhaj Shaheen…Does that word ever ring a bell? For the past few years, since I started reading, learning and understanding Iqbal’s poetry, there was a question that started roaming in my mind. Why did Allama Iqbal choose the Shaheen (the eagle) and not any other bird to mention and address the young generation?... Continue Reading →

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Remembering Allah in the time of COVID-19

As the corona-virus pandemic hits our countries, most of us are understandably confused and anxious. The precautionary measures being recommended (such as social distancing) will be tough on many individuals, and businesses. Amidst all of this, Muslims face a unique, possibly (and hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime dilemma of being cut-off from masajid, Umrah, and Islamic gatherings. It... Continue Reading →

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Q&A with Ustadh Wael Ibrahim

Wael Ibrahim is a John Maxwell Certified speaker, coach, and a teacher. He is the author of a series of motivational books titled ‘CHANGE’ which provide a support system to those who are addicted to Internet, especially pornography. He is a professional trainer on various subjects such as self-development, public speaking, communication skills, leadership, and... Continue Reading →

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Practical ways to survive the Christmas period as a Muslim

Part 2 of a two-part series on celebrating Christmas as Muslims. Check out Part 1! Don't forget to check out Part 1: 'Tis the Season to be jolly...For Muslims too?' for a closer look at what should concern us about celebrating Christmas as Muslims. The Christmas period with its overwhelming presence is difficult in many... Continue Reading →

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Tis the season to be jolly… For Muslims too?

Part 1 of a two-part series on celebrating Christmas as Muslims. Check out Part 2! The Christmas period is super-sized world phenomenon. As soon as the year enters December, green and red tinsel starts decorating shopping malls and hotel lobbies. Fully-decked out Christmas trees are seen in homes and in offices. Special Christmas-themed movies and... Continue Reading →

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ILLUSIONS

By Huda Ali Khan The world today has become more illusory than ever before. The things that we think and converse about if brought into perspective and reflected upon would make us realize that the ideologies which we have been following throughout aren’t actually correct. We often come across people who have been privileged enough,... Continue Reading →

Tis the season to be jolly… For Muslims too?

Reblogging for a timely reminder this Holiday Season.

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Part 1 of a two-part series on celebrating Christmas as Muslims. Check out Part 2!

The Christmas period is super-sized world phenomenon. As soon as the year enters December, green and red tinsel starts decorating shopping malls and hotel lobbies. Fully-decked out Christmas trees are seen in homes and in offices. Special Christmas-themed movies and television shows are broadcasted while prices are slashed for the inevitable frenzy of Christmas shoppers. Carols are sung. Christmas pies line shelves and home-ovens. The spirit of giving and goodness is abundant. There is no denying it; you cannot but help to feel joyful surrounded by the Christmas cheer whether you live in the West or in Pakistan.

So, is it really that
bad to join in the Christmas festivities if you are a Muslim? After all, we recognize
and love Jesus (AS) as well as Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). His birth is one of
Allah…

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