Rows of Juniper trees line the garden area and look more orange than green. Fair enough, it is the peak of the fall season. With vending machines carrying his favourite soda, a tennis court with lush green flooring, cafeterias with all the right snacks, and rich brown staircases going up the 12-storey building, Ahmed -... Continue Reading →
Interview with Tuaha ibn Jalil
I was a zestful and energetic young lad who had no other purpose except to enjoy life to its fullest. I did crazy stunts in my life because I believed that you only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. However, I was wrong; it’s not YOLO. It’s YOLT - You only live twice. It was a fatal bike accident that changed me completely. I had a near-death experience that made me the person I am today. The accident which I thought to be a catastrophe for me, resulted as a blessing from my Lord.
A Question of Deen and Dunya: How to Follow Religion Today?
Most of us struggle to make time for our religious obligations in the midst of our wordly lives. Today, the majority of Muslims look for an answer to this pivotal question, how to strike a balance between practicing Deen and living in the Dunya? This is a query not just related to contemporary times. It arose in the early stages of Islam as well. A Companion of the Prophet, Hanzala (RA) feared that he had become a hypocrite because, during his day-to-day activities pertaining to his family or his business, thoughts of Allah would slip from his mind. He shared this concern with Abu Bakr (RA) who admitted to feeling the same. So they both went to the Prophet (PBUH) and Hanzala (RA) inquired: "Allah's Messenger, when we are in your company, we are reminded of Hell-Fire and Paradise as if we are seeing them with our own eyes, but whenever we go away from you and attend to our wives, children and business, much of these things go out of our minds.” To read what the Prophet PBUH responded with, read our new article by Muhammad Saddam on balancing practicing religion with dunya.
Allah Does Not Answer My Prayers!
By Sumbul Saleem Khanzada After a point in my life, I started believing that nothing matters more than one's inner peace... Sometimes, I miss the older me. But the fact is, I have started admiring my new version. I don't play the victim in my life no matter what I go through and I never will! One... Continue Reading →
Reason & Revelation
By Talha Waqas Modernism in relation to real life is a double edged sword. On one edge, there are the benefits of greater scientific and technological developments that advance humanity. The other edge emphasises movements and concepts that deny firm long-held beliefs on morality, liberty, and religiosity. Modern movements such as liberalism, secularism, and radical... Continue Reading →
By Rameen Arshad What kind of desires do we have in today’s world? Desire to have never ending wealth. Desire to own as many luxuries as a human on this planet can. Desire to be loved by the masses. To be famous. To live life in a way that people wish to be in our... Continue Reading →
Are we normalising negative behaviours?
By Jaweria Ibrahim Scene#01 It’s a busy day at work and you’ve been working diligently through the staggering pile of tasks. By mid-day, most of it is done and you’re already anticipating freedom. But then your jerk boss saunters by with another “on my desk at the end of the day” assignment that he forgot... Continue Reading →
Pause serves a Purpose
By Huda Khan Today as you mindlessly scroll your feeds, pause for a while, and check your average screen time, you’d be shocked to see that on an average 6-7 hours of your day are spent consuming irrelevant information through the social media platforms. After you do this ask yourself is it worth it to... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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