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 →
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 →
Chapter 24: The Waning Dusk (series)
Myth: Allah is going to write me off. Don’t confuse what people think of you with what Allah thinks of you. We are usually one of the two types of sinners. We either take it all very lightly and shrug it off thinking no harm done; or we can’t forgive ourselves for the awful sins... Continue Reading →
Chapter 11: The Waning Dusk (series)
Myth: People will think I've gone bananas (Yes, they will think that but they've got others on the radar to label bananas too. So, you'll soon be last season.) Someone asked me some time ago: "What's the best thing that ever happened to you?" And I told them: "The one-year gap I took from my... Continue Reading →
My Ramadan Diary: All you could ask for!
By Umm Ibrahim “Verily your Lord is Generous and Shy. If His servant raises his hands to Him (in supplication) He becomes shy to return them empty” (Ahmad, Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi) Two Ramadans back, someone advised me to make a Dua List for Ramadan. Always a fan of making lists, I sat down and... Continue Reading →
12 Reasons I’m Excited About Ramadan
By Umm Ibrahim 1- The Honourable Mention Ramadan is the only month mentioned in the Quran by its name. Reading through this verse at any time of the year brings to me a rush of beautiful memories, as well as anticipation for the next Ramadan. “Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down... Continue Reading →
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