Ramadan has always been my favourite time of the year. It is the time when communities get together in worship and in celebrating the blessings of the month of Ramadan. I really love the communal aspect of Ramadan: going to Taraweeh with your entire family and catching up with friends at the mosque after the... Continue Reading →
Maria Sufyan Since the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, all anyone can see or feel is anxiety and depression, whether on social media or TV. Medical experts and scientists are racing to develop a vaccine, but till then they have given us tips for protection from the virus. This includes washing your hands frequently, covering your... Continue Reading →
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 →
By Huda Nouman my heart isn’t feeling much. it seems to only mourn its nothingness, its lack of presence, its emptiness. the disconnect has been long and i’ve forgotten how to go back. this feeling of loss is consuming me whole and i don’t know how to run away. i miss talking silently during the... Continue Reading →
Reblogging for a timely reminder this Holiday Season.
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
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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 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 →
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 →