23 was a whirlwind with so many changes and challenges. I found myself in a constant transition phase whether it was with school, work, or friendships. There’s no doubt that change is the best way to learn about yourself and the world you live in. Last year I posted an article called “22 things I […]

What Allah (SWT) told Maryam after experiencing the excruciating pains of childbirth in delivering Prophet Issa in isolation never ceases to amaze me. Allah(swt) tells her in Surah Maryam: “And shake the trunk of the palm tree towards you, and fresh ripe dates will drop upon you.” Keep in mind Maryam just went through labor. She’s […]

After a long, tiresome, and stressful day, there is no better way to unwind than reading the last verse of Chapter 2, Albaqara, in the Quran. God starts off this verse by reminding us that He will never place a burden on a human being more than they can handle. لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا […]

Life is busy. But it should never be so busy that we don’t make time to remember Allah. Got a phone? Skip the music and download the Arabic and translation of the Quran! It’s a great way to start off your day and doesn’t require too much time. Listen as you walk or drive and […]

The circumstances that exist around us are a function of Divine will and intervention, not a matter of chance or “coincidence.” Everything we see in nature is appointed by God, and not just a mere accident.

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Too often we hear how a city is so nice to live in, but “if only its Muslim community was more united.” Many of the main problems Muslims face today are: racism, prejudice, sexism, backbiting, rumors, and other diseases that cause communities to be disunited. How can we save our communities? The Quran always has answers to our problems. What can our community learn from […]

Years ago, when I was in high school, an older friend passed away, leaving behind four beautiful children, a family that loved her and a community that admired her. Her sudden death had a huge impact on my life, to the point where I began questioning my life and doubting my faith. With a load of unanswered questions and a weak spirit, I turned to advice from my local Imam, who was also a teacher and a mentor. As our conversations continued in the upcoming weeks, his one practical advice was to read surah Alanaam, over and over again. And I did.

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A young woman once told me, “I just want my children to be from the sajideen (those who regularly prostrate to God and surrender their affairs to Him).” It was such a simple yet profound statement that has a lingering effect on me till today. Too often we make our children the central focus of […]

What comes to mind when someone asks you to reflect on life? More than likely, you will think of your family, home, career, friends and accomplishments. Continue reading

We asked our readers what the Muslim holiday, Eid, meant to them and this is what they said… Continue reading

When basketball player Lebron James goes through intensive training for the next NBA season, he is expected to rise, his shots to get more precise and accurate, his rebounds and assists to increase, and for him to have better stamina. Continue reading

The Struggle for Academic Success: Journeying through Life as Prophet Musa (PBUH)

For verily God is with the patient (2:153).

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