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Our Destiny: Ruminating Revelatory Days Ahead

Our Destiny: Ruminating Revelatory Days Ahead

Are you a Taurus or an Aries? All these years, have you often heard those around you typecasting your amazing personality and reducing your complex nuanced being to simply being obstinate? Or, were you born in the year of the rat? Which would explain why some of your...

Eco-Heroes: We Are Our Only Hope

Eco-Heroes: We Are Our Only Hope

Under the scorching heat, people of Jacobabad, Pakistan, have to contend with temperatures surpassing 40°C (104°F). It is not an excerpt taken from a science fiction novel that is based on our lived realities peppered with exaggerations and amplified figments of...

7 ways to excite your children about Hajj

7 ways to excite your children about Hajj

We immerse ourselves in ibadah during the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah, it is equally important to help our children understand the importance of these days.  We explore different aspects of Ramadan with our kids, we satisfy their thirst for knowledge and help them...

School Zone: Learning Never Stops

School Zone: Learning Never Stops

We have all been there. In fact, some of us are still in the thick of it as working adults. Whether you are a parent of young school-age children or an adult juggling work responsibilities and study commitments, there would be times we might start doubting our sense...

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...

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...

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...

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...