The ‘Bad’ Guy

Last year I read a post (https://momsofmuslims.wordpress.com/2016/02/27/one-who-should-not-be-named/) written by a dear friend of mine, Maria. Its message tugged at my heart-strings and I remember exclaiming, 'That's  awesome!' My eldest daughter was 2 years old at that time and I was confused as to how to explain the concept of evil/Shaitan to her. A couple of... Continue Reading →

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Change thyself, Change the Ummah

by Umm' Aishah 'Young Ones Series'-keeping in mind the theme 'My Ummah', Youth Club would like to start off by involving the little ones of our society, in an effort to inculcate the spirit of unity at the basic level.    “Aaqib! Wind up your homework, its time for Maghrib!” “OK Mama, almost done!” Aaqib... Continue Reading →

Chapter 17: The Waning Dusk (series)

Myth: Greek Mythology Had there been gods beside Allah, in the heavens and the earth, both of them would have fallen in disorder. So pure is Allah, the Lord of the Throne, from what they describe. (21:22) This verse reminded me of a conversation I had with my dad years ago when I was a kid.... Continue Reading →

Build a Home in Your Hearts for Your Parents!

Just the other day, I was discussing with my undergraduate class how the first verse of Surat al-Fatihah is often translated: “All praise (and gratitude) is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds”. Here the Arabic word Rabb is translated as Lord. You know what the trouble with translation is? Sometimes some of the... Continue Reading →

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