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The Healing Benefits of Travelling

The Healing Benefits of Travelling

Is there any memorable place that makes you always wanted to go back there? The place may seem ordinary to others, but it is a special place for you. It’s not only the place that makes you always want to come back, but also the journey to get there that you enjoy...

My 4 Day Zanzibar Experience

My 4 Day Zanzibar Experience

I had the opportunity to travel to East Africa: Tanzania, and Zanzibar with my family during August 2021. The pandemic was still causing chaos all over the world. However, this pleasant trip was a reunion of my family after many years. I spent four days in Zanzibar...

A Journey: With Hardship Comes Ease

A Journey: With Hardship Comes Ease

"I cannot fathom a way out of this problem." "Why is Allah not hearing my prayers?" We tend to ponder over such thoughts when we are facing hardships that seem insurmountable. Do we choose to run away in order to avoid facing our fears or stand our ground and take...

Nurturing Positive Post-Ramadan Habits

Nurturing Positive Post-Ramadan Habits

The blessed month of Ramadan has come and gone. Yet, that does not translate into abandonment of all things good and return to our pre-Ramadan selves. Instead, let's strive to keep on practising diligently our spiritual piety with discipline, which allows us to emerge...

5 Unknown Facts of Global Eid

5 Unknown Facts of Global Eid

With an estimated 1.8 billion Muslims in the world today, the intersectionality of cultures and traditions has produced a multitude of Muslim identities in the various pockets of Islamic communities scattered across the globe. What is the significance of such lived...

Reconnect with Food by Rabia Rashad

Reconnect with Food by Rabia Rashad

Learn how our food creator from Europe creates a starch and carbohydrate rich potato-based savoury suhoor and iftar this Ramadan. Suhoor: Potato Hash Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (550g) 2 large potatoes peeled and cut into ½ inch...

Reconnect with Food by Hanan Al Badri

Reconnect with Food by Hanan Al Badri

Learn how our food creator from France creates an irresistible french omelet for suhoor and a creamy baked potato classic for iftar this Ramadan.   Suhoor: French Omelette Ingredients: 3 eggs 25 gram of butter Some chives for garnish Emmental cheese Salt...

Reconnect with Food by Candace Ashley

Reconnect with Food by Candace Ashley

Learn how our food creator from the United States whips up delicious oatmeal and taco dishes for suhoor and iftar respectively, this Ramadan. Suhoor: Oatmeal bowl Ingredients: Oats Coconut, almond, or dairy milk Water Black seeds Almonds Pecans Honey Mushroom powder...

Reconnect with Food by Rouba Shahin

Reconnect with Food by Rouba Shahin

Learn how our food creator from the Middle East whips up delectable savoury muffins for suhoor and chicken pies for iftar this Ramadan. Suhoor: Zaatar and Cheese Muffins Ingredients: 5 eggs 1/2 cup canola oil 1/2 cup olive oil 25 gram melted butter 1 cup yogurt 400...

Reconnect with Food by Sofia Imany

Reconnect with Food by Sofia Imany

Learn how our food creator from Indonesia whips up delectable savoury suhoor and sweet iftar this Ramadan. SUHOOR: TEMPEH OREK   Ingredients: 250 gram tempeh, small cubes or rectangular 3 red chillies, sliced 2 green chillies, sliced 2 centimeter galangal, bruised 2...

The Art of Giving: Zakat, Sadaqah and Muwasaat

The Art of Giving: Zakat, Sadaqah and Muwasaat

Ramadan is almost here, at our doorstep. Our hearts are full as we eagerly await this month full of barakah. While we prepare to gather and increase the number of our deeds, this is the month we also maximize our efforts in helping our underprivileged brothers and...

5 Simple Ways of Welcoming Ramadan

5 Simple Ways of Welcoming Ramadan

With Ramadan fast approaching, the anticipation is keenly felt in pockets of Muslim communities around the world. As we prepare ourselves to amp up our spiritual worship and reflection, including charity quotient, what are some ways to better prepare ourselves in...

7 Tips to Improve Your Kid’s Ramadan Experience

7 Tips to Improve Your Kid’s Ramadan Experience

Ramadan is inching closer. As we prepare ourselves and our surroundings to immerse in the ibadah of Allah, let us not forget about the ones who look up to us for guidance, information, and lots of help — our children!  If you are wondering: How to teach my children...

Being A Friend: Nurturing Healthy Relationships

Being A Friend: Nurturing Healthy Relationships

We are fortunate if we have that special someone we could call a friend. An individual whom we all take for granted, especially when social media driven friendships predominate our lives, online and offline. A friend whom we have been through thick and thin together...

5 Ways Good Fitness and Health Improve Your Career Success

5 Ways Good Fitness and Health Improve Your Career Success

The pandemic casts an unpleasant spell on our personal and professional lives. The onset of work-from-home sets some in a frenzy. The 9-to-5 job, five days a week, has crept over 24 hours, all seven days. This routine has led to a physical and mental disruption in the...

5 Books on Women Empowerment

5 Books on Women Empowerment

We learn about the stories of the amazing women around our Prophet ﷺ; our foremothers in Islam, who were the pioneers in championing women empowerment. We find inspiration in stories and it is encouraging to see a rise in contemporary works that touch on empowering...

Befriending The Devil: A Tip For The Lazy Human

Befriending The Devil: A Tip For The Lazy Human

What's that 1 ultimate tip for the lazy human? Be unproductive. That's a surefire way to decrease the proximity between yourself and the devil. You see, because shaytan's main objective is to influence the downfall of humans; he's always plotting ways to make you...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

6 Books To Connect Your Children To Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

6 Books To Connect Your Children To Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

When I first took Islamic parenting classes, the teachers kept on repeating that we should instill love for our Prophet ﷺ in our children. Honestly, I didn't know where to start. So naturally, I turned to books to help me out in this important task. ⁣⁣Alhamdulillah,...