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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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...

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Another Way to Help Yourself

Written by: Kulsoom Kazim As human beings, we experience different emotions that vary in extremity, but we have to understand the connection it has to the inevitable truth that comes with life: problems and struggles. They break us and make us and take away what was left of us, but know...

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Preserving the Essence of a Muslim

Written by: Fariz Wasti Quite recently, terrorists attacked the office of a French magazine company called Charlie Hebdo. These people justified their actions by addressing the magazine’s mockery of the Prophet Muhammad sal allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Due to this reason, these terrorists were labeled “Muslim extremists” by the western world...

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The Struggle for Spiritual Progress

Jihad. A word that has been so misconstrued by current media leading us to believe that jihad is something carried out by Islamic militants and terrorist groups who bomb, oppress, and ultimately kill people and civilians all under the guise that it is for the sake of the religion of...

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Your Quick Prayer Guide

Written by: Kulsoom Kazim Allah says in the Quran, “And the Prayer is a difficult matter except upon those who fear Allah, who are certain that they will meet their Lord and return to Him” [Quran: 2: 45 – 46] Have you ever thought about why prayer is difficult for...

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Midweek Motivation: Innumerable Gifts!

Written by: Idil Mohamed Asalamu alaykum! Peace be upon you all! Today’s Mid-Week Motivation is a lesson from a verse I came across in Surah An-Nahl (The Bee). The main focus in this chapter is the blessings Allah has given mankind. Allah says of these blessings: (18) وَإِنْ تَعُدُّوا نِعْمَةَ...

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