By Hareem Fatima Abu Huraira (R.A) narrated: Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Man is upon the religion of their friend, so every one of among you should look upon his friend.” (Sunan al-Tirmidhi, 2378). What does this tell us? 3 things immediately come to mind: 1. Our friend circle is usually made up of like-minded people... Continue Reading →
6 Tips For Practising Islam Better
By YC Street Dawah Team A question was posed, “Are there any tips for someone who wants to begin practising Islam?” This is a big question and the answer probably deserves books upon books to answer. However, I will attempt to offer some ideas which could help in the 'journey' towards Islam as a way... Continue Reading →
Ramadan Challenge: Pray For Them!
By Yasha Humayun When we make dua we often fail to realize how powerful it is. You’re calling on to the One Who’s the Most Glorious (Al-Majeed) and The Responsive (Al-Mujeeb), what act can be more powerful and more beautiful than this? Dua is the best gift you can ever give; it’s undoubtedly the only... 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 27: The Waning Dusk (series)
Myth: It’s family. Everything works. It’s usually people close to us who get to see us unleash our full-blown tirade on them. Nonsensical quotes like, “If you can’t handle me at my worst, then you certainly don’t deserve me at my best” are partly the reason why we justify expressing our cranky side. In this... Continue Reading →
Chapter 23: The Waning Dusk (series)
Myth: That book was a gripping page-turner... You get goosebumps from watching a certain movie that you could relate to. That fills you with such an intense fervor that you brood on it for another hour so. Or it was a song in sync with your melancholy. So you listen to it over and over again... Continue Reading →
Chapter 22: The Waning Dusk (series)
Myth: She probably likes me. "She giggles every time I answer a question. Does she like me or is this some kind of game?" Men are clueless. But I had no idea they were THAT clueless. A guy asked me this a long time ago and I had to struggle to give an answer that didn't... Continue Reading →
My Ramadan Diary: Friends!
By Umm Ibrahim All things come to an end. So shall Ramadan in just a few days. One thing that we all fear, or should fear, is turning back on our heels after Ramadan, and nullifying whatever of good actions and habits we have maintained. Here is a golden tip to keep you keep steadfast... Continue Reading →
Chapter 19: The Waning Dusk (series)
Myth: Best friends forever Many of you will be able to relate to this: you pulled an all-nighter preparing for an exam. When you see the question paper, you realize that 80% of it has been reproduced from last year's past paper that you had all along but you didn't bother to go through it.... Continue Reading →
The Healer of Hearts
By Mariam Riaz Bismillah. For a long time now, I have searched for inspiration to write. What better inspiration than the Book of Allah (SWT) and the most blessed of months, Ramadan! Every single one of us have reached a point in our lives when our heart suffered the deepest blow. The death of a... Continue Reading →
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