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 →

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How to manage Ibadah along with daily activities during the month of Ramadan

By Minahil Hasan When we look around us, all we see is people who are endlessly busy; busy in their jobs, busy at school or even busy wasting their time. Time is now a commodity that people are constantly short of. More importantly, when we are so busy in our dunya, where do we find... 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 →

The Best Version of Me

I recall once while on the road with friends, someone mentioned it was almost Maghreb and she hadn’t completed her evening azkaar yet. Another friend sadly remarked how often she has been missing them lately. I was shocked. How could someone miss their daily azkaar (supplications)?! That’s a believer’s essential! And here this ‘practising Muslimah’ is telling... Continue Reading →

The Simplest Life Hack to Track Your Life

By Sara Ahmad I learned something in 2017- the importance of tracking my life and my habits. Before I started doing this, I felt that time was flowing through my fingers and I was just standing there, unable to grasp it. I felt that I was declining spiritually, mentally and physically but had no way... Continue Reading →

The Muslim Mama’s Quick Guide to Goal Planning (without losing your sanity)

By Fatima Asad If you’re like me, you despise seeing those tacky New Year’s resolution jokes on your newsfeed.  This one really irks my soul: “My New Year’s resolution is to follow through with my last year’s resolutions.”  Another one that sadly represents the majority of wishful go-getters is: “Thanks for not laughing at my... Continue Reading →

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