Ramadan Challenge: Habit Breaking!

By Sana Aslam Is there a sin in your life that bugs you again and again? Is it like a bouncy ball - you throw it away and it comes back to you? I'm sure your answer would be in the affirmative. Countless times in our life we sin, then we feel ashamed and repent. Being... 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 →

Chapter 8: The Waning Dusk (series)

Myth: I'm a mufti and I know it. This particular verse struck me in taraweeh tonight. And it does so in a different way, every time I come across it. Say, “My Lord has prohibited only the shameful acts, whether open or secret, and (every) sinful act, and unjust aggression, and that you associate with... 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 →

When I asked for forgiveness..

Bismillah. "Ya Allah! I've lost my wallet! Where did it go? It was right here in my room." I nearly screamed while looking for my wallet in my totally messed-up room.  From morning till evening, I searched, searched and searched but could not find it.  Seeing my frustration, my sister advised me to ask forgiveness,... Continue Reading →

When The Earth Starts To Shake…

In light of the frequently occurring earthquakes these days... Most of these signs can be found in various Ahadith of the Prophet (SallAllaahu Alaiyhi Wasallam). I tried to find the ones I could. See the links in sha Allah. As we reach close to the end of times The earth gets filled with sins and... Continue Reading →

Heedless…

There’s no such thing as a coincidence. Since 3-4 days I’ve been observing that at this hour (third part of the night) a bird, or a few of them, starts chirping. First it amazed me because you rarely hear a bird chirping so peacefully at this time. I couldn’t help but think that it’s praising... Continue Reading →

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