By Sidra Adil Ever since the advent of the industrial age, humans have been in pursuit of achieving ultimate convenience. In this quest, we have literally come up with an indispensable product. This product can be found everywhere - from toothbrushes and mobile phones to product packaging. Plastic has become such an integral part of... Continue Reading →
Brother Nadeem is a mentor, trainer, and an English teacher in the UK. He is one of the official speakers of Youth Club’s Winds of Change Tour 2019 and has been a constant support in YC’s Da'wah mission. He has studied politics at TVU, London and gained an English teaching certificate from the Cambridge University... Continue Reading →
I am numb with pain; with this feeling of tremendous loss; with this feeling of utter helplessness; with shock and indignation that the we allowed this to happen. We all played a part. We stood silent in the face of past acts of hatred and violence. We did not mobilize to help those of our... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
Reposting an old favourite to remind you all to take time out and reflect on your journey towards Allah (SWT).
This post is an anonymous entry sent in by one of our readers for the theme #Sinless. We pray that Allah keeps the writer steadfast on her own journey.
How do people view practicing Muslims these days? Outdated? Orthodox? Old-school? Of course!
I mean, just imagine! How can those people live without listening to music? I can’t even picture myself sitting alone and not plugging my earphones into my ears (to listen to the latest beats).
And then there’s the whole covering up issue. Personally I believe that the only modesty is that of the gaze- don’t stare, that’s all. These Abaya-clad girls are usually looked more keenly upon. Obviously they invite more glances. How can they claim to be modest when they stand out like that? How are they even comfortable being inspected so? You can’t talk, walk, or act like a normal human being in that kind of dress- completely out…
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By Syed Haseeb This is Planet Earth. (Well, sort of) There were 7,657,723,823 Earthlings dwelling on this planet by the time this sentence was being written. As of December 2013, 4.3 babies are born each second. Now, that is a whole lot of people. In this dog-eat-dog world, how do we come across on top?... Continue Reading →
By Zahra Nayyar Bismillah, When I think of the month of Dhul Hijjah, I immediately envision ihram-clad Muslims circling the majestic Kaabah and the echoes of the Labaik. Then it hits me, another year and my desires to behold this amazing experience in person remain incomplete. Many of us feel a kind of anguish, a... Continue Reading →
The Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah are here! What will you be doing in these ten days? Here are some tips to inspire you.
“By the dawn; And [by] ten nights.” [Qur’an: Chapter 89, Verses 1-2]
The aforementioned statement is an oath made by Allah, regarding the ten nights of Dhul Hijjah. This statement alone, should make us realize of the importance of these ten nights, that Allah has gifted upon as a gift, so that we may benefit and make the most out of them, in shaa Allah .
The Prophet (PBUH) said: “There are no days during which the righteous action is so pleasing to Allah than these days (i.e., the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah).” He was asked: “O Messenger of Allah, not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah?” He (PBUH) replied, “Not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah, except in case one goes forth with his life and his property and does not return with either of it.” [Sahih Bukhari]
So, are you ready to make…
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By Abdullah Tariq It is often said that this new generation, of which we consider ourselves to be a part of, sometimes even with a certain degree of pride, has to face different challenges than the previous ones. As a part of this new generation, often referred to as the ‘Millennials’, we face a unique... Continue Reading →
By Haniya Hasan. As of tonight, the first 10 days of Ramadan have passed already and this kind of makes me wish that time stood still in Ramadan. I love this time of the year when everyone is engrossed in prayer and reflection; when the air is thick with the remembrance of Allah. In Ramadan,... Continue Reading →
By Sara Ahmed. Realising that this may potentially be my last free Ramadan before I get caught up in the whirlwind of a medical house-job and other ‘adulting’ responsibilities, I’ve put in more effort than ever to plan it out. I’ve always been big on pretty stationery and planning gear but if you aren’t -... Continue Reading →