By Huma Rasuly Image credit When someone says the word ‘power’, we usually automatically think of strength, authority, might, force, intensity, and other things of the sort which pertain to our definition of power. Laylatul-Qadr, ‘The Night of Decree’, also known as the night of power, is the most blessed …..
By Hezne Abu Hassan Image credit As a Muslim, we know the virtues of laylatul qadr and how this Night of Power will fall on one of the last ten nights of Ramadan. Allah tells us so in the Quran that laylatul qadr is better than a thousand months. Some …..
By Anida Camdzic Image credit All my life I have been searching for something. I have been discovering where the real happiness is hidden and who am I? I was searching for God and the way to purify my heart. After life gives you trials, battles and struggles you come …..
Image credit By Hezne Abu Hasan Ramadan peeks shyly behind Shaaban, unsure if it will be welcomed, unsure if the people are ready. But like night and day, Shaaban bids us goodbye and it’s showtime for Ramadan. Ready or not, Ramadan rears its beautiful head once again, ready to work …..
Image credit by Faeezah Adams What is a Believer’s Ramadan? And who is a believer? And not just a believer but the believers among those who are successful. Allah ta’ala himself expounds upon the virtues of a successful believer in the Quran. In Surah Al Mu’minoon, Allah says: “They who …..
Image credit By Nahla Do you know the famous quote by Oprah Winfrey, who once said about the New Year, ‘here’s to another chance to make it right’? I feel that way about Ramadan. Every time we arrive in another Ramadan, it never feels just like another Ramadan. It feels …..
Image credit By Anida Camdzic Rainy Friday morning. Getting late as every morning and rushing through the crowds to get in the office on time. Someone pushed me away, while getting off the bus making me upset. It all happened for a reason. As I was being turned aside by …..
Image credit By Sheikh Sajid Umar -What is the status of Sha’baan? -Does the 15th of Sha’baan entail a day and night of special worship? -What do I do if I have someone who refuses to speak to me or engage me? Will Allah forgive me? Question: It is that …..
By Mohamed Ibrahim Image credit In this day and age, Muslims in the West are gearing up to defend themselves in the face of bigotry, hatred, and Islamophobia. Alhamdulilah that some action is being taken; however, we need to caution ourselves lest we fall into the trap that our Non-Muslim …..
By Huma Rasuly Image credit Du’aa, we’re told, is the weapon of a believer. And from a young age we’re taught to make du’aa for the things we want in life, whether that’s good grades, Jannah, or those pair of shoes mum said she wasn’t going to buy us. We …..
By Hezne Abu Hasan Image credit You jump off a cliff in the gravity-defying act of bungee jumping, with the New Zealand air brushing your cheeks, while screaming at the top of your lungs, “YOLO!” Seemingly harmless, it pumps the blood in a bout of adrenaline rush. But what about… …..
Image credit By Nahla When I was young, I participated in a weekend Islamic retreat which a girl that I have met in university casually told me about when we accidentally met each other again on the city bus. After that weekend retreat, I decided to wear hijab. After graduating …..
Image credit By Anida Camdzic That was a nightmare again. How I wish to get a good sleep after a long time. Been spending sleepless nights while being chased with my own thoughts. Till when? I am tired. I am tired of being hunted, prisoned and oppressed with all the …..
Image credit By Huma Rasuly “Every soul shall taste death”, is one of the many things Allah has promised the humans living on this earth, regardless of race or religion. Nobody can escape the grips of death when their time comes, no matter how old or young, how rich or …..
Image credit By Hezne Abu Hasan Wikipedia cites ghaflah as the sin of forgetting Allah and our divine origins, or being indifferent to these. This will eventually lead to us to forgetting the big picture; what we were created for. In a state of ghaflah, we forget Paradise and all …..