Like a marathon, Islam is a long-distance course. It is a life-long endeavor that requires training of the self. It also requires patience and perseverance.More
Marwa Abdalla received her B.A. in political science from Southwestern University, in Georgetown, Texas, and has completed coursework in several areas of Islamic study with the American Open University. She currently lives with her husband and two daughters in San Diego, CA, and whenever possible, she takes time to speak or write about Islam.
How can we prevent these precious moments of Ramadan from slipping through our fingers? Sometimes we have to train ourselves to overcome the negative thoughts that can prevent us from finishing at our best. Here are three strategies for how we can do…More
British author, George Orwell, once said, “We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.”As true as this may have been during Orwell’s lifetime—he died in 1950—it seems even more so in our contemporary discussions about the importance of motherhood. Why is it …More
The relationship between spouses is one of the most amazing relationships that can exist between two people, it must be nurtured and cared for. Though it is expected that a husband and a wife would become attached to one another both physically and emotionally, sometimes that attachment becomes so excessive that it actually causes emotional …More
Many of us go through life, with all its ups and downs, and seldom stop to think what role faith plays, if any, in all of this. How do we understand faith? What function does faith serve in our lives, and is there any hope of recovering our faith if we’ve lost it?More
Just as a traveler tries not to overburden himself with unnecessary baggage, so too should the Muslim not be carrying too much of this world in his or her heart. That is, the Muslim should take from this world that which suffices him or her, and not be preoccupied by the thirst for more.More