Today, the K-pop world is celebrating SUGA’s birthday. He’s BTS's lead rapper and a record-breaking solo artist of his own right. But back in 2012, he was struggling. With no support from his family, he’d been forced to take up a delivery job to make ends meet. During a round he had an accident which... Continue Reading →
Boys, you made us proud!
Bidding winters a warm goodbye, here we are at the start of the summer season, tuning in to our go-to sports channels with snacks and sodas yet again, waiting for the boys to seal the pitch with their victories. Yes, we are talking PSL! With high hopes, renewed energy and gushing spirits, this year is... Continue Reading →
Let’s Talk Bullying
People rarely, if ever, give thought to bullying, especially in this side of the world. Why? Because bullying isn’t something we think of as a problem. But the truth is, bullying can have severe consequences. And since childhood experiences shape who people become as adults, the consequences of being bullied can linger on and affect... Continue Reading →
How to Get Over Your First Love
Ah, love. The one emotion that can make even the toughest of us most vulnerable. The feelings of love can weigh heavy on us, especially if we are going through a breakup, trying to quit a haram relationship, or dealing with an intense but extremely one-sided crush. During these times, love may lead to a... Continue Reading →
Walkthrough – The YC Yearly Planner 2023
Make it Happen Ready to hit 2023 with a new year, new me resolution? We may have just the thing to make it finally work this time around. If you are tired of not hitting the goals you’ve been dreaming of for years, YC’s Yearly Planner is just what you need to stay on track... Continue Reading →
A Million Dollar Dream
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 →
Wo-men – Made in China
From poor-quality made in China to good-quality made in China, we all grew up. But if I tell you that now you'll also find humans - made in China version, would you believe it? Maybe or maybe not. But one thing is clearer than it will ever be, they definitely are not good quality. A... Continue Reading →
How I left Music – Raja Zia ul Haq
When I began my journey towards Allah (SWT)’s path, music was actually one of the last things I left. Believe me, I was always looking for ways to justify my music addiction. I had three shelves across my bedroom wall full of music CDs. Not only this, but I also had about 10-15 GBs worth of music stored on my computer. But despite looking far and wide, I was unable to find reasons that would justify my love for music.
Everything is fair in love and art? How exciting is the content pouring into our newsfeed: celeb hot news, steamy photoshoots and the latest movie releases! Seems like the Pakistani media industry is really taking off! Or is it taking a hit? If you see with the divine lens, everything changes. It gets depressing to see how we've morally regressed while everyone thinks we've progressed. Competing with Bollywood and Hollywood, we forget our Islamic core. Every other release is shockingly disturbing- but not for all Muslims.
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.
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