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Pain, Pain, Go Away!  By Kazi Falguni Eshita

Pain, Pain, Go Away! By Kazi Falguni Eshita

Dear Readers, can you name someone who doesn’t suffer from physical pain at any point in his or her life? None, correct? Did you ever wonder how to get rid of that nagging, distressing and excruciating feeling without any prescription medication? Personally, I suffer from a constant, sometimes unbearable pain...

Repentance in Islam

Repentance in Islam

Feelings of remorse and guilt are natural reflections of sinning, if the person who has sinned has a conscious which is alive. After committing a sin, a person who fears Allah and give high respect to Him would feel a sense of despondency and despair thinking, “How will God forgive...

Mental Health Benefits of Practicing Islam – Najwa Awad

Mental Health Benefits of Practicing Islam – Najwa Awad

Islam provides a general framework on life, and within its teachings one can find many recommendations that promote mental health. Although these tenants are inherently acts of worship, the secondary benefits of maintaining one’s wellness through these actions is supported by modern day research. As a psychotherapist I can attest...

Ihsan The Pursuit of Excellence

Ihsan The Pursuit of Excellence

Ihsan (Excellence in faith)… just thinking the word in my head has a special ring to it, brings a certain unique, inspiring feeling to my heart. This word, this topic moves me. I hope it has that effect on you as well. Our religion, our way of life is composed...

Battling to Surrender

Battling to Surrender

Son, surrendering your life to Allah is not an imprudent behavior, but it is the most critical and wise conduct you would do during your entire life. After performing your tasks with your utmost best, then by surrendering to Allah for help and guidance, Allah Almighty would lead you to...

Preparing for the Month of Mercy

Preparing for the Month of Mercy

A lot of us yearn to prepare for Ramadan, but we have no idea how to start. Below are a few tips to insha’Allah (Allah willing) help prepare our minds and hearts for this upcoming Month of Mercy. Make the Intention Simple to do, with a powerful impact. Maybe you...

Knowing Islam Motivation to Learn  –  Fahmida Mehreen

Knowing Islam Motivation to Learn – Fahmida Mehreen

Must thoroughly understand his or her religion because religion defines the way of life for a person. It is not only about worshipping and praying; it encompasses a person’s faith coupled with societal norms. Therefore, having proper knowledge and understanding of one’s religion is very important. Islam is among the...

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently – Fahmida Mehreen

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently – Fahmida Mehreen

It is very often that we wonder why some of our goals remained incomplete while some was accomplished lucratively. Not always is it an easy job to understand why we fail. Even the greatest and highest achievers have borne the feeling of failure and letdown at some point in life....

Patience is a must, my son!

Patience is a must, my son!

In his advice, Shaykh Adabali – the famous scholar and teacher of Osman Bey, the founder of the Ottoman Empire – says “Patience is a must, my son. You cannot arrive at your destination without patience. You cannot reach Mount Qaf without patience.” Yes, you cannot get anywhere without patience....

The believers can’t surrender to the followers of falsehood

Trusting God: Beautiful Advice in the Quran

There is so little that we know as human beings about our own selves. We think we know everything, when in reality, we do not. Few of us can say we knew exactly where we would end up in adulthood when we were kids, who our best friends would be,...

How Your Age Affects Your Appetite

How Your Age Affects Your Appetite

Do you eat to live or live to eat? We have a complicated relationship with food, influenced by cost, availability and even peer pressure. But something we all share is appetite – our desire to eat. While hunger – our body’s way of making us desire food when it needs...

New Year and Atonement

New Year and Atonement

New Year has already commenced. It marks a whole new beginning. It’s always a mystery, we never know what lies ahead but we always hope that it is not disappointing. For some it will be a year to accomplish the milestones that have been set and worked towards. For some...

I, Me and Myself

I, Me and Myself

There goes a famous dialogue in the Indian film industry these days which is “Never under estimate 3 things in Life – I, Me and Myself”. This is on the tongues of both young and old and they proudly utter this boastful statement to one and all, as and when...

Reclaiming the Prophetic Societal Structure

Reclaiming the Prophetic Societal Structure । Mansoor Alam

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) transformed the lives of generations caught between the ever-changing machinations of rival decadent empires. As 7th century Byzantium and Persia each sought to exploit the independent tribes of the region, the Prophet (PBUH) succeeded in inspiring the people to rise above servitude as vassals to foreign powers...

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Is Sugar Really Bad for You?

It’s hard to imagine now, but there was a time when humans only had access to sugar for a few months a year when fruit was in season. Some 80,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers ate fruit sporadically and infrequently, since they were competing with birds. Now, our sugar hits come all...

Balancing-Our-Inner-and-Outer-Worlds

Balancing Our Inner and Outer Worlds । Mansoor Alam

It is now known that the old theory of a static Universe is no longer tenable. Modern science has revealed that there is nothing fixed or static in the Universe, and it has been expanding ever since it came into existence. Thus, by nature of its creation, our Universe is...

Company-of-Idle-Folk

Company of Idle Folk

Ibn al-Jawzi (rahimahullaah) said in Sayd al-Khaatir (p. 240-241): I seek refuge with Allaah from the company of idle folk! I have seen many people who tried with me what is customary among many people of visiting a great deal and they call these frequent visits a kind of service;...

Why Sleep Should Be Student’s Priority

Why Sleep Should Be Student’s Priority

Jakke Tamminen has plenty of students who do that very studenty thing of staying up all night right before an exam, in the hope of stuffing in as much knowledge as they can. But “that’s the worst thing you can do”, the psychology lecturer at the UK’s Royal Holloway University...

Have You Prepared for the Hour? -Jamal Zarabozo

All of us are familiar with the Signs of the Day of Judgement. They are mentioned in numerous hadith of the Prophet (saw). However, there is another “hour” that is, on an individual level, just as important that we must be aware of. This hour is described in the following...