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    Blessings In Disguise

    Allah reminds us in the Qur’an [3:173] that He is sufficient for us in all times, in all circumstances. But how do we understand this statement? Someone who is blessed with provision will look at it from one point of view. This person is able to be thankful for Allah’s...

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    Our Role on Social Media

    Written by: Basma Elbahnasawy When scrolling through our social media, it’s always nice to see the variety of posts that pop up on our news feed. Whether it be those friends that are young educators of the ummah; always posting the most beneficial posts MashaAllah. Or even others who represent your...

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    Kindness to Parents

    Bismillah Alhamdulilah we have finished our winter break and most of us had a chance to spend some quality time with our friends, family and hopefully our parents too. Insha’Allah we will have more time to spend with them (especially during this new semester). This post will be just a short reminder...

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    Be Universal

    Written by: Fariz Wasti Quite often, and especially in our community, we find that the more “religious” one becomes, the more she/he secludes themselves from the rest of the community. Many take this route due to fear of being judged, or being influenced by others, while others simply choose not to...

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    Depths

    Written by: Nasra Abdinour We find ourselves in the depths, in the crevices of our melancholy, in our homes away from home.   We live through our days, either waiting for time to pass, or wishing time would slow.   Never actually realizing what we’re looking for, what’s kept us wide...

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    You’re No Superman

    Written by: Umm Ahmed The musings of Umm Ahmed We want to think were invincible. That we are smart, completely capable human beings, destined for success and triumph. That we are powerful beyond measure. But the truth is, were not. Okay, before you pack your bags and move onto a...

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    Just Istikharah it!

    Written by: Maleeha Bismillah. A couple of weeks before the start of the semester and, in fact, during Ramadhan, I had to face, what I would consider one of the most stressful situations that I’d ever come across-choosing courses for the next year. Unlike many majors, the Biology program is...

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    10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

    As salamu alykum wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatu, Alhamdulilah we have started a new school year and it is at the blessed time of Dhul Hijjah. During this month we find Hajj (the pilgrimage), the day of Arafah and Eid-ul-Adha (The feast of sacrifice). Eid-ul-Adha commemorates accomplishment.  Eid al-Adha also serves...

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    Half of Ramadan – Full Moon

    Written by: Talha Tanveer Bismillahi ar Rahman ar Raheem, Alhamdulillah, we’ve completed 16 full days of Ramadan as of now, which means that we’ve completed half of Ramadan. On the one hand, we all feel gratitude that Allah has allowed to witness another Ramadan. On the other hand, the epiphany...

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    With Hardship Always Comes Ease

    Written by: Basma Elbahnasawy Allah (swt) states in Surah Al Sharh, “إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا” translating to “Verily, with hardship there is relief” (Qur’an 94:6). Many beautiful stories in the holy Qur’an display this. Allah (swt) says in Surah Yusuf “We relate to you, “O Muhammad], the best of stories...