Choose your friends wisely.

By Hareem Fatima Abu Huraira (R.A) narrated: Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:  “Man is upon the religion of their friend, so every one of among you should look upon his friend.” (Sunan al-Tirmidhi, 2378). What does this tell us? 3 things immediately come to mind: 1. Our friend circle is usually made up of like-minded people... Continue Reading →

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Part 2: Do you fear death?

By Maria Javaid. This is a two-part series on the concept of death. This is the second part. Check out Part One here! Having understood that death is an inevitability, what can we do to challenge the notion of death to lead a successful Muslim life? Make peace with death Although no one can have... Continue Reading →

Do you fear death?

By Maria Javaid. This is a two-part series on the concept of death. This is the first part. Check out Part Two here! Death: the destroyer of pleasures; the inevitable end. There comes a time in life where we realize that death is an inescapable reality. This realization strikes some when they are still young... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Practical ways to survive the Christmas period as a Muslim

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 →

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 →

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 →

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