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As a Page in History Turns, Time to Reflect

As a Page in History Turns, Time to Reflect

Have we progressed in the past year, and moved towards betterment in the light of the Qur'an, at all levels? Or have we degenerated and degraded further? And, more importantly, what can we do about our factual answers to the above questions, as we enter this new page in history, which will go down in the records of time as 2017?

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My Purpose in Life as a New Muslim

My Purpose in Life as a New Muslim

It would take me years to find out what my purpose in life was. As a small child I can remember playing with my Barbie dolls while contemplating upon why I had lived. As the only member of my family to go to college, I remember sitting in philosophy class pondering upon why I had survived birth...

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Imagine…

Imagine…

Every change in life requires imagining it first. Imagination is the secret means that transports us to our goals. It enables the mind to absorb the stresses of life and conceive of a better future, empowering us to surmount our obstacles and solve our problems.

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Motivation in the Life of a Muslim

Motivation in the Life of a Muslim

As human beings, we are drawn to questions such as, “What’s the point of this?” or “Why am I here?” whenever we attempt something and, particularly, when we find it to be difficult. We want work to be meaningful in the long run, want to feel we are doing something worthwhile, and we want to feel validated.

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Repel an Odious Act by That Which is Better

Repel an Odious Act by That Which is Better

Naturally, when someone wrongs us, we may feel very angry and vengeful. We ask ourselves, “How could he do this to me?” We might decide never to talk to the person again, or to give him back what we got. These are all natural reactions, and Allah knows that we feel them.

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Finding Our Way (Part 2)

Finding Our Way (Part 2)

How we see and evaluate ourselves, our self-esteem, is extremely important. A lot of us judge ourselves much more harshly than we judge others. And while it’s important to identify areas we need to work on, it’s also important to develop confidence in who we are and in the skills Allah has blessed us with.

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5 Prophetic Steps to a Happy Marriage

5 Prophetic Steps to a Happy Marriage

The Prophet would spend quality time with his spouse. He didn't live a separate life under the same roof. He would go on walks with his wife, travel with his wife, and seek her advice. He would engage in stimulating conversation. When was the last time you took spouse out for a nice dinner?

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3 Ways to Stop Judging Others

3 Ways to Stop Judging Others

It’s very easy to talk, but how do we stop this process of image formation? If you and I have realized the fact that our imagined model of the other person’s inside reality is perhaps only 0-5% true, then we have taken a big step towards stopping this bad habit.

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