Ramadan Challenge: Why Start With Bismillah?

By Fatima Asad Do you take “Bismillah” for granted? You are not alone if you do. There are many types of Bismillahs that we say throughout the day.  The kind you say before eating or drinking.  Then there’s the kind you say before reading the Quran or at the start of wudu.  Then there’s the... Continue Reading →

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Ramadan Challenge: Gratitude to the One!

By Abdul Rehman Raza The One who is most worthy of our gratitude, more than anyone else, is Allah, our Lord! But why should we be grateful to Him anyway? The basic thing that separates humans from every other living thing is the ability to think and ponder. A rabbit would never sit under a... Continue Reading →

Ramadan Challenge: Serve Your Family Happily!

By Fatima Asad I’m going to be honest here.  The title of this article makes you think that I was the perfect daughter who awaited my Abu’s call for the next cup of tea or happily washed all the dishes before Mama told me to, a few (billion) times.  Now, in the role of a... Continue Reading →

Ramadan Challenge: It’s Time To Talk!

By Abdul Rehman Raza In the life of a Muslim, the importance of dawah (calling people towards Allah) cannot be ignored. How can we not call towards the One we believe in and place our trust in? How can we not want others to have the same happiness in their lives? Yet we often avoid doing... Continue Reading →

Ramadan Challenge: It’s All About Intentions!

By Umm Ibrahim Yesterday was not a good day. I had started the day with the intention of spending the whole day in worship - reading the Quran and nawafil (non-obligatory prayers) mostly. Yet, I was interrupted ever so often by a demanding husband, a cranky baby, relatives on the phone, never-ending chores and even... Continue Reading →

Chapter 21: The Waning Dusk (series)

Myth: It's all Yahudi saazish Yes, stuff and bother. But Allah is the best of Planners. With Allah’s help. He helps whomsoever He wills. And He is the Mighty, the Very-Merciful. It is a promise from Allah. Allah does not fail in His promise, but most of the people do not know. (30:5-6) Will our glorious days... Continue Reading →

Chapter 9: The Waning Dusk (series)

Myth: Atheism is scientific A couple of months ago, I was  discussing the subconscious mind with a friend- more like arguing with her for argument's sake. You might have noticed that something holds you back whenever you decide to leave your comfort zone, or whenever you hesitate to try out something at which you have failed... Continue Reading →

Five practical steps to be a steadfast Muslim!

Not a single person can deny the fact that human nature is notorious and censurable;  history is one unfortunate witness to this very fact! But human beings are bound to err. They were never designed to be perfect, nor  do they run on pre-defined algorithms for pre-designed results. They are not machines- rather they are driven by their... Continue Reading →

In Pursuit of Happiness

The writer is a convert sister from the Scandinavian part of Europe who has been following the activities of the Youth Club through the online realm. She has written this piece exclusively for the Youth Club Blog. We welcome her to Islam, and pray that Allah grants her steadfastness.   I've been raised watching romantic comedies and all kinds... Continue Reading →

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