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1444 Hijri: Renewed Intentions in Muharram

1444 Hijri: Renewed Intentions in Muharram

Muharram is the first month in the Islamic calendar and holds a high amount of important events in Islamic history. Muharram is also one of the four holy months, along with the Dhul Qa’da, Dhul Hijja and Rajab. These months were in the pre-Islamic era (al jñhiliya),...

Hajj Journey: Practicing the Hajj Smile 

Hajj Journey: Practicing the Hajj Smile 

The Hajj Smile Being physically exhausted, things would go wrong, buses would be late, and people would get on our nerves and through all of that, my husband and I decided to practice something from day one; the ‘Hajj Smile’. No matter what happened or how tired we...

The Umrah Trip: A Memorable Journey to the Creator

The Umrah Trip: A Memorable Journey to the Creator

“And complete the hajj and umrah for Allah.” [Surah Al Baqarah 2:196] 2022 brings good news for all of us who have been missing the Holy Land – Mecca. As the pandemic gradually subsided, Saudi Arabia’s authorities have allowed pilgrims from outside Saudi Arabia to set...

World Refugee Day: Easing Hardships Through Faith

World Refugee Day: Easing Hardships Through Faith

84 million. A staggering number indeed. However, it is not the number of followers of your favourite celebrity on any social media platform nor the number of views raked in by a random viral video. This number is part of a sobering reality; our shared realities in...

Living as a Muslim in a Secular Country

Living as a Muslim in a Secular Country

Suryani Omar, Muslim Pro’s community manager, shares her experience living in the United States (US) for the past decade. She sheds light on the reason for her Transpacific move, the challenges she faces and the positive takeaways from being a Muslim in America....

Assalamualaikum from Qalbox

Assalamualaikum from Qalbox

The makers of the Muslim Pro app are elated to introduce Qalbox, an exciting and fresh global video streaming service that celebrates Muslim identities and cultures with specially curated content just for you. Are you ready to experience and immerse yourself in our...

Motherhood: The Job That Never Pays

Motherhood: The Job That Never Pays

Once you hop on this train, there is no looking back. This isn't a transactional job. It is not even a full-time job. It is way more than that. It is a role that pushes you forward. From strength to strength. Regardless of your situation or circumstances. Whether you...

Reflections on Embracing Eid in A World of Blessings

Reflections on Embracing Eid in A World of Blessings

This year was about bringing people together. Many of us could finally sit next to each other in masjids all around the world. Look at each other, genuine smiles and happiness visible without the barrier of the mask. Some of us finally took in a breath of fresh air at...

Ramadan Around The World #5: Displacement, Devotion, and Hope

Ramadan Around The World #5: Displacement, Devotion, and Hope

This Ramadan we share with you a bird’s eye view of personal Muslim stories from across the globe.   An Afghan photographer shares his nostalgic memories that encompass the spirit of Ramadan in refugee camps, grand bazaars of Afghanistan, and awaiting his first Eid in...

Ramadan Around The World #3: Just Do It! Words of A Revert

Ramadan Around The World #3: Just Do It! Words of A Revert

This Ramadan we share with you a bird’s eye view of personal Muslim stories from across the globe. An introverted European revert shares his caffeine crunch, the approaching dread and zeal of fasting during his first Ramadan, and the exchange of Dutch and Malay...

Ramadan Around The World #2: Unveiling The Beauty of Islam

Ramadan Around The World #2: Unveiling The Beauty of Islam

This Ramadan we share with you a bird’s eye view of personal Muslim stories from across the globe. A Brazilian convert shares a heartwarming experience of her introduction to Islam, and her struggles and victory over temptations during her first Ramadan. An interest...

Ramadan Around The World #1: Haram Zakat and Humility

Ramadan Around The World #1: Haram Zakat and Humility

This Ramadan we share with you a bird’s eye view of personal Muslim stories from across the globe. A convert from California shares her struggles: learning about zakat, paying for expensive pork sandwiches, and attaining true humility during Ramadan. A 15-year-old...

Find the Hidden Treasures in the 99 Names of Allah

Find the Hidden Treasures in the 99 Names of Allah

We often stumble upon stories of past finds and fortunes. Those of kings and ancient dynasties left behind to be discovered generations later. Or some treasures just lost to time, getting a mention once in a while. But what if there was a treasure trove for us all?...

Mapping And Mining The NFT Minefield

Mapping And Mining The NFT Minefield

The NFT fad is inevitable and in a constant state of flux and evolution, like any other shiny new object online. The concept demands an open mind to truly peel off the intricate layers involved before reaching an understanding based on informed opinions. The...

Loving Love In Online Spaces

Loving Love In Online Spaces

Name, age, educational achievements and hobbies. And, never forget the proverbial profile picture. These are the elementary requirements. It reads just like a resume. A personal branding of sorts. Without intentionally being crude, it is ultimately a way of packaging...

Dealing with Failure

Dealing with Failure

It is very easy to fall into the pits of frustration and disappointment which could then send one spiralling into the abyss of depression when encountering setbacks. However, in our quest for attaining success (insert your goals, wants and desires here), at times we...

Growing Up to Growing Old: 5 Phases in A Muslim’s Life

Growing Up to Growing Old: 5 Phases in A Muslim’s Life

My Dear Daughter, Years are passing by, we can count the days and minutes. In this visible world, Allah has granted us precious gifts. Just like you are growing up, I am too, but I am growing older as well and so are you.   Conflicts will arise, and you may come and...

School Zone: Robotics for Your Child

School Zone: Robotics for Your Child

We want the best for our kids. No doubt, when the only constant in the world is change, we have to keep our eyes peeled to be better informed as parents. Instead of letting our kids be passive consumers of the latest technology, why not start them off early when it...

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...

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...

8 Keys to Salvation-Problem and their Solution through Quran

8 Keys to Salvation-Problem and their Solution through Quran

The year 2020 has been a tough one. Recently I read an article which said that COVID-19 has tripled the rate of depression in US adult. I realized that Our Islam is so beautiful. If some one takes lesson from Quran and the pious predecessors, one not only finds Islam...

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...