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The Quran: A Master Key

A total of 1.5 billion Muslims reside in the world in almost 56 countries. The Quran is recited and followed widely in the world. Being a common human being every one of us may be got the questions deep inside our brains and in our hearts that,  Why were we...

Make your Youth More Rewarding

Make your Youth More Rewarding

Do you always dream of the years ahead when you will hit your first million, memorise the Qur’an, or break some world record? Or perhaps you jump, to a few months ahead – getting published, married or launching an online business. Whatever your big dream is, you know what I’m...

How Islam Helps With Depression – Fahmida Mehreen

How Islam Helps With Depression – Fahmida Mehreen

Like every other physical illness or unsettled state of being, depression is a compromising mental health condition which needs to be addressed with proper importance and correct measures. It is one of the most rampant mental health issues in this 21st century. What is alarming is the fact that majority...

Why Organics?

Why Organics?

Organics have become an integral part of our food system. As a young child, I knew organics to be the fruits and vegetables in that one corner of the grocery store which did not seem to receive much attention. Today, grocery aisles are filled with organic products. It is not...

The Art of Creative Writing – Quick Tips   By Fahmida Mehreen

The Art of Creative Writing – Quick Tips By Fahmida Mehreen

As humans with fully functioning brains and myriad thoughts, we have plenty of ideas which remain unshared because we are scared or hesitant to articulate it through speech or writing. But, penning down thoughts in the form of creative writing requires no magic! It is a simple task which only...

Influencing Children to Perform Salah   By Fahmida Mehreen

Influencing Children to Perform Salah By Fahmida Mehreen

Good practices start at home. Be it talking kindly without using inappropriate words and gestures to performing religious conducts – all starts at home through the keen guidance and mentoring of the guardians. We all have children at home and around us. They can be our own children, our nephews...

He to Whom Allah Spoke – Fahmida Mehreen

He to Whom Allah Spoke – Fahmida Mehreen

In order to spread the knowledge and Deen of Islam, Allah sent many prophets to the mankind to guide them down the right path. Starting from Prophet Adam (PBUH) before time till Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in 610 C.E., all the prophets and the associated books such as the Quran, Tawrat...

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....

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...