Ramadan Preparation: Removing Sins in Rajab

Ramadan Preparation: Removing Sins in Rajab

Unbelievably, time has passed and we are already entering the month of Rajab. As we all know, Rajab itself is a very special month in Islam alongside Zulkaedah, Zulhijjah, and Muharram. In Rajab, we prepare ourselves to welcome the month of Ramadan. And in preparation...

The Happier Parents Manifesto

The Happier Parents Manifesto

It is indescribable. A real challenge to put it into words. It is akin to falling in love all over again. The above-mentioned sentiments are a few examples of joyful expressions often used by parents, especially those who cradle their first newborn babies. So you have...

The Rise of Social Sheikhs in the Digital World

The Rise of Social Sheikhs in the Digital World

Social Media in Our Lives Do you envision attending a sermon with a mosque full of fellow Muslims, listening to the top Islamic speaker or your favorite Muslim influencer or Youtuber on the Metaverse someday? There are 4.9 billion internet users worldwide who make up...

Being A Muslim in A Non-Muslim Country: A Short Guide

Being A Muslim in A Non-Muslim Country: A Short Guide

Growing up in a Western country, I have encountered many Muslims struggling to keep up with their faith, feeling like they will be left out if they openly practise or simply fearful of being associated with the unfortunate misconceptions people have about our...

Food: Creating Memories With a Pinch of Salt

Food: Creating Memories With a Pinch of Salt

“Maa, send the corn chicken recipe.” It was a way of indirectly letting mom know I was missing her. That, this lonely, hug-less being needed her embrace and presence more than ever. I am not a terrible cook, but it’s not my first choice or love when it’s time to step...

What Does Striving for Success Mean to You?

What Does Striving for Success Mean to You?

Success is simply defined as "the achieving of the results wanted or hoped for" in the Cambridge Dictionary, and that opens up a myriad of ways and spheres of life which success can be applied to. From the macro (like having success in relationships and careers) to...

5 Reasons to Make Reflections a Daily Habit

5 Reasons to Make Reflections a Daily Habit

The end and early of the year are the best times to reassess the things we have done throughout the year and learn from them. There are a few things to make us self-reflecting Muslims in life.   Regretting the Sins That We Have Committed Man is a creature who has...

‘A’ for Effort: Jobseekers’ Interview Blueprint

‘A’ for Effort: Jobseekers’ Interview Blueprint

A tidal wave of resignations has been recorded around the world. It has been labelled as the Great Resignation. In the United States alone, a staggering 4 million people quit their jobs in July 2021. Mostly, the pandemic has been identified as the push factor whereby...

The Muralist – Teakster

The Muralist – Teakster

Kneeling on an outdoor drop cloth speckled with blue and green paint, Hatiq Mohammed—known better as the artist Teakster—tapes a star-shaped stencil against a wall. He wears a dark-blue painter’s jumper, and he’s slung an industrial-grade filtration mask around his...

3 Things That Distract Us From Making A Good Decision

3 Things That Distract Us From Making A Good Decision

Can you imagine a day of your life having nothing to decide on? How does that feel? Say you wake up in the morning, you have tasks to do, goals to achieve. But you don't want to decide on anything; all you want to do is lie in bed. Wait, that was a decision you just...

Our House On Fire Part 2: Combating Climate Emergency

Our House On Fire Part 2: Combating Climate Emergency

We certainly have no time to waste when it comes to dealing with the climate emergency that has arrived on our doorstep. Albeit not directly responsible for decades, even centuries, of environmental exploitation and degradation around the world, we definitely have in...

Do We Love Others Like Prophet Muhammad ﷺ?

Do We Love Others Like Prophet Muhammad ﷺ?

If we asked about a person whose character and morality are exemplary for all of us, perhaps Prophet Muhammad ﷺ would be the first name to come to mind. Apart from being known as an honest and trustworthy person from a young age, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was also known as a...

Why Won’t My Kids Listen To Me?

Why Won’t My Kids Listen To Me?

This is a really lovely way of asking the real question, “How do I get my child to do as I say?” and this has been the age-old dilemma of parenting forever! In order to answer this question there are a few things we need to consider which requires shifting the lens a...

Traversing Cancel Culture: What You Need to Know

Traversing Cancel Culture: What You Need to Know

As global Muslims living in today's digital space, we are always part of the evolving multitude of conversations touching on diverse issues. With such infinite opportunities to be heard and be vocal, at times we may find ourselves trapped in an abyss of virtual hate...

Timeline: The History of Islamic Art and Architecture

Timeline: The History of Islamic Art and Architecture

For the past 1,400 years, artistic treasures of the Islamic world have only been growing. The period between the 8th to 10th centuries is considered a golden era for Islamic arts. Lets take a look at some of the major works in the history of Islamic arts, design, and...

Simple Happiness Hacks For Muslims

Simple Happiness Hacks For Muslims

Nowadays, there are so many things that could potentially get on our nerves in a heartbeat. As we live in a state of constant flux and unpredictability, anger could easily consume us and descend us into despair if left unchecked.  Albeit our normal daily life has been...

Purposeful Reflections That Bring Us Closer to Allah

Purposeful Reflections That Bring Us Closer to Allah

Getting closer to Allah SWT is such a beautiful thing to do as Allah loves the servant who strives to draw closer to Him. There are numerous ways to do so. One of them is by doing purposeful reflections because thinking, reasoning and reflecting are paths that can...

Allah In My Art: Journey Through Islamic Calligraphy

Allah In My Art: Journey Through Islamic Calligraphy

The Series Allah In My Art is a humble effort to explore elements of the Islamic Arts through a perspective of faith and understanding of Allah through the eyes of an artist.  The Inspiration Say, "If the sea were ink for [writing] the words of my Lord, the sea would...

My Grandma’s Dusty Quran, Dealing with Death and Grief

My Grandma’s Dusty Quran, Dealing with Death and Grief

It was my grandmother’s 100th birthday. “When will you die?” asked my innocent 4-year-old. She was amazed, seeing a human being turn a hundred. All the family members had gathered and this conversation took place over a video call. I was embarrassed but all of us...

School Zone: Adjusting Learning in the New Normal

School Zone: Adjusting Learning in the New Normal

As we reflect on the global situation for the past two years, we cannot help but be hyper-aware that certain facets of our lives are never going to be the same. One area is education. According to data by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund...

A House for the World

A House for the World

It Was The Library That Kept Drawing Me Back An ethereal, futuristic space, white, calm, lit from above by a vast skylight that diffused the sunlight pouring into an atrium encircled by layered white balconies—I roamed that library. I read there. I wrote there. I...

Halal Cosmetics – The Latest Buzzword In The Beauty Industry

Halal Cosmetics – The Latest Buzzword In The Beauty Industry

Walking through aisles of beauty products at malls and markets, endlessly scrolling through online stores to find that perfect lip shade or nail polish? Frustrated, you choose to walk away or just close the tab on your device because the halal sign is missing. What a...

4 Ways to Empower your Child Through Reflections

4 Ways to Empower your Child Through Reflections

There are numerous benefits of self-reflection practices. It empowers your child and improves their physical and mental wellness. Creating a sense of awareness to deal with challenging situations and complex emotions. Encourages them to accept mistakes and take...

Emulating Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ Best Traits

Emulating Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ Best Traits

Emulating Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ Best Traits During the time of Jahiliyyah, people’s livelihood was full of tyranny, injustice and low morality. At that time, the practice of usury, liquor, gambling, drunkenness, debauchery and hedonism were common and normal in the...

Self-Reflection: An Introduction

Self-Reflection: An Introduction

Do you remember your days and moments in 2021 or did they go by in a blur? We are living in a time where the pandemic is now endemic, and we are struggling to keep up with the implications of this shift. What does it mean for our well-being, our relationships, our...

Tech Toddler VS Un-Tech Uncle

Tech Toddler VS Un-Tech Uncle

The Prophet ﷺ said: وَمَنْ سَلَكَ طَرِيقًا يَلْتَمِسُ فِيهِ عِلْمًا سَهَّلَ اللَّهُ لَهُ بِهِ طَرِيقًا إِلَى الْجَنَّةِ Whoever follows a path in pursuit of knowledge, Allah will make easy for him a path to paradise. [Sunan Ibn Majah, no. 225] There is a disparity in...

5 Greatest Miracles of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

5 Greatest Miracles of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

Whenever we hear the word miracle, surely immediately we will think of something that is beyond our understanding as a human being. On the other hand, nothing is impossible with the will of Allah. Similarly, there are various miracles performed by our beloved prophet,...

Paws for Thought: Love for Felines in Islam

Paws for Thought: Love for Felines in Islam

Most of us would have had a pet cat when we were younger. Or, at the very least, we continually come across strays in our neighbourhoods which we have been feeding for weeks, months or even years. It seems that we just cannot resist these mischievous four-legged...