Happiness – a state of mind or a milestone?

By Maha Amjad Everyone is searching for happiness; but is happiness really a destination or a journey? Standing in front of the university crowd, all glammed up for the farewell, she was asked to give a word of advice. All her thoughts about prompting them to understand the word of God went out of her mind amidst the discussion about their search for happiness. She... Continue Reading →

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Ramadan Challenge: Life Goals

By Mahnoor Arif This Ramadan started off with a trail of memories from the past as Facebook reminded me that last year, this was a time when I was immersed in countless (a bit exaggerated, though) projects, assignments reports and ... My Final Year Project. Yes! I was graduating. Most of us know the struggle... Continue Reading →

The Hearts that Allaah Likes

Assalam u alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. This is part 1 in a series of 3 posts I will be making in shaa Allaah under the category of: أنواع القلوب فى القرآن الكريم The Types of Hearts in the Noble Quran (As heard in a lecture by Qari Suhaib Ahmad Meer Muhammadi Hafizahullaah in the annual... 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 →

Of good company and positive attitudes

This post is an anonymous entry sent in by one of our readers for the theme #Sinless. We pray that Allah keeps the writer steadfast on her own journey. How do people view practicing Muslims these days? Outdated? Orthodox? Old-school? Of course! I mean, just imagine! How can those people live without listening to music? I... Continue Reading →

The Best Song Ever

By Saadia Humayun I am the sort of person who can pull up a song from any word in a conversation. And can also pull up a Quranic verse from the same convo. No, I do not have acoustic bipolar, thank you very much. It just depends on which side of the bed I woke up that... Continue Reading →

Fun, Love, Money.. Or is there more to life?

By Nadeem Ashraf NOTE: This article was based upon a few lectures that I gave at some schools in Faisalabad, including LGS, City School & Educare Academy. The article has purposefully been published in a lecture format so as to be of use to other brothers and sisters that would like to deliver a lecture... Continue Reading →

Polluted Eyes

By Nasser Ijaz Moghal Tensions were high. You could almost cut the tension that permeated the air with a knife. I felt like Pacman as I roamed in the narrow rows and columns formed by hundreds of tables and chairs. You could tell that this was no easy day. All those anxious and worried faces... Continue Reading →

The Missing Ingredient: Gratitude

By Fareed Ahmad Stephen R. Covey, in his book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, compares the concept of Character Ethics with Professional Ethics.  He stresses that in order to succeed in the long term, a person must focus on enhancing his character ethics, rather than merely his professional ethics. Character ethics cover several... Continue Reading →

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