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How can I describe my feelings, my state of my mind during the first two weeks? I felt light, but deeply rooted in myself and in the world; a lightness and openness for the things that lay ahead of me that I have never felt like that before. Devotion to the present...
When I asked Kaighla how she approach the topic when she told her friends and family, she said: “I announced my conversion on Facebook by changing my name to Khadijah and my religion to Islam, and making my profile picture me in hijab, filling my...
What happens if you accidentally eat or drink something during the day? I had this happen actually in my first Ramadan. I was actually at a breaking fast event, so they were giving us some drinks and dates so that we could prepare ourselves to break our fast.
If you’re a new Muslim, most likely the rest of your family is not. So you could start to feel very lonely and isolated during this month, especially when other Muslims are waking up early with their families and enjoying suhoor together...
Once you have disciplined your body to fast, notice how you feel spiritually when you are in the middle of a fast compared to how you feel when you are stuffed after a meal. You will start to recognize a stark difference between the two states. When our...
Learning Islam comes from reading books, but which books? Those written by people who have a deeper and better understanding of Islam, scholars who have an objective prospect of Islamic law and how to apply Islam in our daily life.
Fasting is the activity of loving and coming closer to God. As a side effect, the soul will experience a deep inner peace, a quietness, a stillness of the soul. A small price for something that so many have paid untold amounts to mentors, experts, and gurus for...
The inner process of purification of the soul is of an important goal of fasting. Allah, glory be to Him, explains in the Quran that the aim of fasting in Ramadan is lead to more Allah consciousness and increasing gratitude to Him.
Not many people become Muslim just to say they are Muslim. People come to Islam to live Islam. And this takes learning. As you start to learn more and more about your faith, you will seek out other Muslims around you to learn from.
Let no one tell you that you shouldn’t feel pain, that if you feel sad that means there’s something wrong with your belief. What your pain indicates to is that you’re a human being, and you’re like the Prophets and pious people, who were also human beings and used to feel pain.
With the spiritual and religious month of Ramadan approaching, many apps have been designed especially for Muslims. From the many cool Ramadan apps available out there, we list here some helpful and interesting ones. It’s a good time to download some of these digital tools to aid you in your spiritual journey.