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 →
By Sidra Rashid Try to spare out some time today; sit peacefully and contemplate the central concern of our life. Try answering these questions: what do you think about most? What makes you cry? What causes you most stress and anxiety? What is the very first thing you think about when you wake up and... 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 →
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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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 →