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5 Obstacles to Happiness

5 Obstacles to Happiness

We must learn how to deal with our mistakes so that we do not become vanquished by our sins. We need to constantly and earnestly seek the forgiveness of our Lord. We should know that none of us will find salvation on account of our deeds, but only by the grace of Allah.

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How to Cure Addiction? + Stories

How to Cure Addiction? + Stories

It is easy to say: “Get involved in something else?” But what? And who is supposed to provide the alternative? Parents? Society? The Government? Everyone is busy with their own concerns and spare time is at a premium wherever you look. Therefore, addiction remains a major problem.

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How to Tell Your Family You Are Muslim?

How to Tell Your Family You Are Muslim?

I converted in November 2010 and I kept it a secret for three months. I would leave the house in the morning with no hijab and then run around the corner and quickly put it on, because I knew that islamically I must wear the hijab but I also didn’t want to hurt my mom.

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Best Weapons against Sadness and Worry

Best Weapons against Sadness and Worry

Patience means accepting what is beyond our control. In times of stress and anxiety, being able to surrender to the will of God is a relief beyond measure. This does not mean that we sit back and let life pass by. No! It means that we strive to please God in all aspects of our life...

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The Origins of New Islamic Year

The Origins of New Islamic Year

We must invest our time in obedience to Allah and make sure that our spiritual condition is improving from year to year; for the more time runs away from us, the closer we are drawing to our graves. The improvements in our worldly lives do us absolutely no good if our spiritual lives are not improving at the same time.

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Inner Balance

Inner Balance

You should keep an open mind and be ready for the unexpected. Be prepared for the demands you might have to face. The best kind of success is where you are able to see what you achieve as being the best there is in life. This gives you an inner safeguard from the unforeseen obstacles that might get in your way.

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Just Married, Why Am I Not Happy?

Just Married, Why Am I Not Happy?

Harboring good expectations for the future, being polite, and restraining their tongues during the early months and years of marriage, newlyweds who encounter disappointing if not shocking behavior and actions from their spouses should turn to Allah in their dua’s...

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Tales From A Hijabi

Tales From A Hijabi

I wasn’t even sure I was going to wear the hijab. I felt uncomfortable about being “exposed” as a Muslim at my daughter’s wedding. What would the other side of the family think (they’re mostly Catholics)? What would my daughters’ father think (he’s an ordained minister)? And most importantly, what would my daughter and her fiancé think?

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5 Remedies for Lovesickness

5 Remedies for Lovesickness

By no means love is a sickness in and of itself. Indeed, it is the only known cure for many of the problems and ailments that we as human beings suffer from. However, love can turn into an illness if it becomes obsessive, if it goes beyond its proper bounds...

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The Straight Path & Change

The Straight Path & Change

Every day, the Sun sets at a different point on the horizon. If I stop moving in such a dynamic world, I will wake up suddenly one day to find that I have been left behind all alone. I spent five years secluded from the influence of society. This gave me freedom...

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