Reflections

A new beginning. A fresh start.


BISMILLAH-IR-RAHMAN-IR-RAHIM Have you ever thought or been in a situation when you are about starting something all over again? From the beginning? Starting afresh? It’s like learning to walk like a baby, it takes time, practice, failure, commitment, and dedication. Many times, starting all over again might seem difficult. Challenging. It’s a new beginning. Sometimes… Continue reading A new beginning. A fresh start.

Allah Loves, Reflections

Self-love: Have you been loving yourself the wrong way?


BISMILLAH-IR-RAHMAN-IR-RAHIM “Verily, We created man of the best stature (mould),” (Qur’an, 95:4) There are many versions out there on what self-love entails and I pray this piece contributes to the literature. The approach of this piece is not to provide a detailed explanation of what self-love is, but to create an avenue where you reflect… Continue reading Self-love: Have you been loving yourself the wrong way?

Allah Loves, Reflections

What Defines YOU?


What defines you? I have come to realize that it is up we as individuals to choose what defines us. As human beings, we have perceptions of ourselves. How we want to be seen and viewed by the outside world. Many of us have or still define ourselves based on our accomplishment, status, appearance what we do. etc. but now, I choose not to! And I want you to do the same. What happens when we get stripped of the so-called labels we attach to our names? How will you see yourself?

True life stories

Disappointment taught me Detachment


Another #TrueLifeStory to remind you never to trust your abilities. Many of us have gone through the academic phase of life. It is important that we are cautious in our strive to excel. To not lose focus of the real thing. Here's a #TrueLifeStory on detachment!

Modesty, True life stories

A Sister’s Journey to Dressing Modest


BISMILLAH-IR-RAHMAN-IR-RAHIM *Dedicated to any sister out there struggling to abide by the Islamic guideline for dress code, read the story of a sister who was once in your shoes. She narrates how she overcame her ‘old’ lifestyle and shares how she adapted to the Islamic dress code. Enjoy reading … Hey there, I’m Eesha. I’d… Continue reading A Sister’s Journey to Dressing Modest

Ibadah, Reflections, The nafs

PERSPECTIVE OF A MUSLIM


BISMILLAH-IR-RAHMAN-IR-RAHIM Being a Muslim involves looking at the world in a very different way. The Prophet ﷺ tells us: ‘Wondrous is the affair of the believer for there is good for him in every matter and this is not the case with anyone except the believer. If he is happy, then he thanks Allah and… Continue reading PERSPECTIVE OF A MUSLIM

Allah Loves, Ibadah

ETIQUETTE OF MAKING DUA


BISMILLAH-IR-RAHMAN-IR-RAHIM "And your Lord says. "Call upon Me; I will respond to you." Indeed, those who disdain My worship will enter hell [rendered] contemptible." (Ghafir, 40:60) "And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them" (Al-A'raf, 7:180) Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: “Du’ā (supplication) is worship. Your Lord stated: ‘Supplicate to Me and I will… Continue reading ETIQUETTE OF MAKING DUA

Allah Loves, Ibadah

BARAKAH ACTIONS


BISMILLAH-IR-RAHMAN-IR-RAHIM Barakah means blessing. Barakah comes from Allah  عَزَّ وَجَلَّ. With blessings we are able to manage time efficiently, more productive and feel a sense of satisfaction in our life. With Barakah there is GROWTH AND INCREASE beyond expectation ((Khayr) more goodness with less). It also comes with a sense of CONTINUITY - the thing may… Continue reading BARAKAH ACTIONS

Ibadah, Reflections

WHAT IS YOUR EXCUSE?


BISMILLAH-IR-RAHMAN-IR-RAHIM Please take time to watch the short video before reading and when you’re done keep on reading. The video is just 30 seconds long. https://youtu.be/Wh0PHLppHas Blind man reciting the Quran with brail. Now that you’re done watching, keep on reading I came across this video and it was really touching. It made me reflect… Continue reading WHAT IS YOUR EXCUSE?