Missing Ramadan? Worry not, the BEST 10 are here!

By Nadeem Ashraf It's been more than a month since the blissful time of reflection and prayer that is Ramadan has come to a swift end. You tried your very best to get rid of niggling addictions and minor sins. You woke up even before Fajr for Tahajjud and Suhoor. You paid attention to your Salah... Continue Reading →

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Happiness – a state of mind or a milestone?

By Maha Amjad Everyone is searching for happiness; but is happiness really a destination or a journey? Standing in front of the university crowd, all glammed up for the farewell, she was asked to give a word of advice. All her thoughts about prompting them to understand the word of God went out of her mind amidst the discussion about their search for happiness. She... Continue Reading →

Ramadan Confession #2: I have this type of Ramadan guilt every year

By Fatima Asad Many things change in your life when you become a mother.  (Wait! This is not just another mama post; I need to tell you when I truly felt this guilt for the first time.)  In fact, you meet another person in the mirror when you are blessed with motherhood.  It was the first Ramadan after... Continue Reading →

Reflect and Refresh – Purify your soul and mind with the teachings of Qur’an

By Suha Mishal The month of forgiveness and mercy is upon us.   This Ramadan, while treating yourself to samosas and chaats, why not also treat your soul. Ramadan is the best time to treat your inner exhausted self to a deep cleanse. Does that seem hard? Worry not, you will find inspiration to do so in this Ayah:   “He has succeeded who purifies the soul, and he has failed who corrupts the soul.” (Quran, 91:9-10)  This success ultimately means success in the... Continue Reading →

Taraweeh Optimization

By Nasser Ijaz Moghal Ramadan is here and you want to make the best out of it. When you think of Ramadan nights you think of Taraweeh and Laylatul Qadr. They were MIA throughout the year but lo and behold they too come to pray taraweeh and then it’s like see you next year. The biggest regret that 90% of the Muslims have... Continue Reading →

Ramadan Confession #1: Why I don’t stop using social media in Ramadan

By Fatima Asad “I can’t see the moon, Mommy!” A frustrated 6 year old tugged on my dress as she jumped up and down, eagerly trying to spy the Ramadan moon behind the infamous Beijing skyscrapers. Ding. Ding. Ding.  As predictable as iftaar pakoras, my phone started celebrating the new moon before us. “Oh, I... Continue Reading →

To Be Grateful…

By Hooriya Ikram Gratitude is a trait that is admired by all religions and philosophies and is also deemed valuable by every individual. The term ‘gratitude’ means to acknowledge the benefit of something that grants value. In a broader sense, it doesn’t only mean to value something at heart or verbally rather it also means... Continue Reading →

Responsibility: The Islamic Perspective

By Sidra Adil Responsibility and Accountability Spectrum In Islam, belief in the Day of Judgement is one of the six articles of faith and is pivotal to the Islamic concept of accountability. The present life in this world is not the goal and it is the hereafter that is the focus. This means that Muslims... Continue Reading →

Promises: A Spoken Bond

By Mariam Imran “Oh, come on. You know you can trust me, Sarah. I won’t tell anyone”, I hastily replied on the phone, aware that I wasn’t intending to keep my promise. A pang of guilt washes over me. I was going to break a promise. “It’s just one silly old promise, it doesn’t mean... Continue Reading →

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