As a school teacher but not yet a parent, I feel somewhat responsible for the teaching of little minds. I know I am only with them for half the day and then they are returned back to their parents, but I see them in situations their parents never do and truth be told, I actually … Continue reading Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
Well, it's a place I love so much for many incredible reasons, it really is so unique in its culture and people but honestly speaking, I genuinely hate it, too. More often than not you will hear me say, "ARGHHHHH I hate this place!" which being married to an Egyptian sometimes can be taken personally. … Continue reading What’s it like living in Egypt?
I just read this quote and after struggling with what on Earth to write about recently, I knew I had to reflect on this. Whenever I think about self disciplined people I think of those who are health freaks, those who take care of their bodies to the maximum or perhaps religious people (not necessarily … Continue reading The pain of self discipline is so much better than the pain of regret.
If there's one thing I have learned recently is that no two days are the same, yet they are also somehow identical. Is this my hormonal brain talking or do I have a point? Actually, I'm not sure but what I am trying to say is that although your bedroom around you looks the same... … Continue reading Everything you are going through is preparing you for everything you asked for.
Such a nice read before Ramadan!
Just as the trees need water to grow, the soul needs the Qur’an to nurture it. Qur’an helps nourish the soul, body and mind, reminding us constantly of our purpose in the world, as well as protecting us from shaytan. Let’s take a quick look at some points about the Holy Qur’an that every Muslim ought to know. They are easy to remember and quite interesting. Here we go!
1. The word Qur’an means ‘The Recitation’.
2. The Quran is also called- Al Furqaan (The Criterion of Judgement), Al-Kitaab (the book), Al-Karim (the noble), Al- Noor (the light), and Al-Huda (right guidance).
3. It has 114 chapters; 30 Juz (parts), 540 paragraphs and 6236 verses.
4. The Quran was first revealed in the Cave of Hira in Mecca to our beloved Prophet (pbuh) at the age of 40.
5. The Quran was revealed on a night called the Night…
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What a powerful story!
We women often fall into the habit of riya unintentionally.
Riya means showing off or doing something to show others. However our intention to do something should be just for the sake of Allah alone.
A man came to Hazrat Thanwi rehmatullah alaih and said
“My wife is insisting on attending a wedding where there will be mingling between men and women, photography and other sinful acts. I am not allowing her but she’s still adamant on going. Please tell me what I should do?”
Hadhrat Thanwi rehmatulla alaih replied
“Fine, tell her she may go…”
Surprised the man asked
“But Hazrat you said its not lawful to attend a gathering where sin is taking place”
“Tell her she may go on one condition. .” (And then Hazrat told him the condition)
The man went home to his wife and said
“I allow you to attend the wedding…”
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Lastnight, a dead fly landed in my coffee so I took it out (ok, my husband did) and then I drank it. Why? Not because I am disgusting... Or lazy to make a fresh one... Not because I like insects/have no feelings of disgust towards them... Nor because I am bracing myself to go on … Continue reading Religious people are crazy.
I love doing tags! There's something about answering unique questions that I like and I was tagged by the amazing Adila M Karol. Her blog is SO amazing from creative D-I-Y, to Islamic reminders to her amazing reflections on life... I love reading her blog ❤ The rules for the tag are as follows:- * Answer the … Continue reading The Blue Sky Tag!
nMany times we have heard others criticize Islam (both Muslims & non Muslims) and say Islam is too STRICT, too BARBARIC, too MUCH and too EXTREME. But very rarely have I heard someone disbelieve in Islam because it is TOO LENIANT – until today. I was reading a story (on Facebook) about a prostitute who … Continue reading You can be smart and still be ignorant as hell.
I agree with this 100%.
Although, I have a TV, I barely watch it. Even when I was non-Muslim I only spent a limited amount of time watching TV, it just doesn’t entertain me. Nowadays, I watch Huda TV (an Islamic channel) and the occasional film if it is good. But I know I can do more, we call can do more! May Allah help make it easy for us. Ameen.
السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته
In the beginning of last Ramadan, after Fajr Salah, my husband asked a brother if he was going to break fast at the masjid. He smiled and he said, “I should, my wife is very angry with me.” He continued to tell my husband that he cut off satellite TV to their house and she was furious.
A few years ago, a friend of mine told me she came home from school one day she could not find a single television under their roof. Not in the living room, not in the family room, not in the bedroom.
Practicing Muslims and even non Muslims that care about the well being of their family are continuing to dispose of their TVs.
Not only does it reduces our attention span and clarity of mind, but it prevents the light of the Quran and Sunnah from…
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