By Zahra Nayyar Bismillah, When I think of the month of Dhul Hijjah, I immediately envision ihram-clad Muslims circling the majestic Kaabah and the echoes of the Labaik. Then it hits me, another year and my desires to behold this amazing experience in person remain incomplete. Many of us feel a kind of anguish, a... 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 →
EID FEATURE: Youth Club’s Celebrations
This Eid ul Fitr 2017, Youth Club Blog decided to catch up with the Presidents of Youth Club's various chapters to know what is the significance of Eid in their lives... 1. Best Eid Moment? Raja Zia ul Haq, CEO YC: Driving back from the masjid with my whole family, talking about how amazing the khutbah... Continue Reading →
Chapter 30: The Waning Dusk (series)
Myth: Let's kill time It's the time that's killing us. I (swear) by the Time, Man is in a state of loss indeed, Except those who believed and did righteous deeds, and exhorted each other to follow truth, and exhorted each other to observe patience. (103:1-3) There can be no fitting ending to this series than... Continue Reading →
Chapter 29: The Waning Dusk (series)
Myth: Keeping Qiyam-ul-Layl for Ramadan only Last iftar of Ramadan 2014 was one of those moments when you wanted time to stop. Watch read 7:20 pm and you wanted the world to stay still, just for a moment. The seconds ticked by and you squeezed in all of your duas in that frame, both stupid and meaningful and... Continue Reading →
My Ramadan Diary: Those People Again!
By Umm Ibrahim Ramadan has ended. Eid is here. Eid Mubarak! May Allah accept from us and you all! Allah is the Greatest. There is no God but Him. And to Him belongs all Praise and Gratitude. Many of us have been privileged to go through the entire Quran this month either on our own,... Continue Reading →
The Barbecue Pit
Bismillah. I was standing by the barbecue pit, staring at the juicy tikkas (pieces of meat) and the glowing coals. As the fat from the skewers dripped on the coals, the flames roared and rose higher. At that moment, the fire looked angry and scary, crackling more brightly with each fat dripping. A strange visualization came... Continue Reading →
Sacrifice, Sacrifice- Why bother?
Did you hear-? With the hundreds of popular ‘styles’ doing their rounds amongst us, be it in dress or living, the one quickly going out of fashion from our circles is the Sunnah style. We were to love him, Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alaihi wassalam, more than our family and sons, yet today we hardly know him...... Continue Reading →
By Nasser Ijaz Moghal There was this guy in a wheel chair who wanted to make a statement that even people in wheel chairs are capable. So he decided to enter into a marathon. He noticed something very interesting about the race that he was running. He noticed that there were many people at the... Continue Reading →
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