Trust in Allah (SWT)

By Minahil Hasan Trust in Allah (SWT): A Lesson from Hajrah (AS)’s Story. She couldn’t believe the sight in front of her. A stream of fresh water was gushing from the ground where she had laid her baby.  Just the thing she was looking for! [Some time ago] He had brought his wife and only... Continue Reading →

‘Remember them, for they are alive.’

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 →

Love is All Around Us…365 Days a Year.

By Zainab Umm Sakeenah. I know what you’re expecting. Another cliché article about why Valentine’s Day is haram, the same tired tropes and tribulations every year – it gets boring. So in the spirit of doing something different, let's look at what makes a marriage in Islam super awesome! When we look at marriage in... Continue Reading →

3 Lessons from YC’s LOST workshop

By Minahil Hasan. LOST. When I saw the ad for the first time, the title caught my eye. But I wasn’t sure which way Speaker Raja Zia Ul Haq (CEO, Youth Club) would take this topic. Would it just be an admonishing sermon, or would it be so dry to warrant a speedy exit from... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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