Ramadan Challenge: Seeking Forgiveness

By Dr. Sonia Mohsin  Have you ever been in a situation where you find yourself giving up, letting go and just forsaking the idea of worship, or being righteous, or thinking of Allah; just because there lies upon your shoulders a heavy burden of sins? How many times have you wondered that this is it?... Continue Reading →

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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 12: The Waning Dusk (series)

Myth: I doubt my sins will ever be forgiven This one's gonna be super-short. You must have read those memes where they say life should have an Escape key so you could live on while keeping a finger on it. Or that you could just pull a Ctrl-Alt-Del to start all over... While you may not... Continue Reading →

My Ramadan Diary: Forgive Me When I Whine

By Umm Ibrahim Hot days? Long fasts? Parched tongue? Droopy eyes? Aching legs? This Ramadan, I will not whine! I absolutely refuse to complain. Not only will I not complain to Tom, Dick and Harry (or to Jamilah, Sakinah and Aneela) I will not even complain to myself! I feel too grateful to do that. I... 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 →

Calm Down- Its Nothing!

We will try to describe the average young Pakistani in today's world. (This may apply to all youngsters around the world) + (This could apply to females but for the sake of this article, we will use 'he' as most of our interaction on the streets is with the guys!) If you feel you can relate... Continue Reading →

The Book That Doesn’t Leave Out Anything

By Jawwad Ahmed Picture this: There is a book in your hand. When you first get hold of it, you wonder what it is about. It doesn't have the usual ‘about this book’ part on the hardback cover, so you open it somewhere in the middle. You read a few lines, and you gasp. You are... Continue Reading →

To Be Sinless, Or To Sin Less

By Zaynub Zafar Attitude 1: " Oh no! I’ve done it yet again. And after all those promises to Allah- there’s no point trying to stop.!..." Attitude 2: "It's OK, no big deal really. I mean sure, it's bad, but it's a minor sin. Besides, everyone does it. I will repent later. Can't be that... Continue Reading →

Are You Ready to Become #Sinless

Failure… The word echoes around inside your head. You’re a failure. You’ve fallen back into sin... You gave into temptation. How will you face Allah now? Might as well just give everything else up too, starting with your beard (or your hijab). No point looking like a Muslim and deceiving people into thinking that you’re... Continue Reading →

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