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Things you should Know before Ramadan

Things You Should Know Before Ramadan

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…


How to Make Marriage Decision?

As a practicing psychologist, I was once consulted by a brother in Turkey in need of immediate relationship advice. In summary, the brother’s “emergency” was that he had met a nice religious girl from a good family but was not attracted to her at all. He was under pressure from both his and her family …

Navigating the Journey- A Convert’s Advice For Born Muslims

Navigating the Journey: A Convert’s Advice For Born Muslims

As someone who started his own journey almost 15 years ago, I can say that being a Muslim has been one of the most fulfilling – and equally challenging – things that I have ever done. The first few months as a Muslim can be filled with pitfalls…

Here is the Prophet's Special Advice to His Cousin

Here Is the Prophet's Special Advice to His Cousin

The great scholar Ibn Al-Jawzi had a beautiful comment on this hadith; he says: “I pondered over this hadith and it amazed me to the point where I almost get light-headed thinking about it.” If you realize the depth in the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in this hadith, you will be overwhelmed by the same feeling.

3 Graves or Doors to Paradise? Lessons in Patience, Gratitude & Social Responsibility

3 Graves or Doors to Paradise? Amazing Story

5″I am looking at three graves in front of me,” said the heart-broken husband. “Rather, I see three doors to Paradise,” replied his wife with patience and faith. Sharing an inspirational story about a family who had three kids with fatal diseae, Sister Yasmin Mogahed explains that if Allah helps us we will be able to …

Do You Hate Getting Advice?

Do You Hate Getting Advice?

Whether it’s how to be a good Muslim, how you look, or how to approach your studies, everyone is telling you what to do. But they give it a different name, “friendly advice” is what the claim to be giving. Even if these advisers mean well, their approach can be annoying and even upsetting to …

Trust in Allah Doesn't Just Happen! Here is How to Develop It

Trust in Allah Doesn't Just Happen! Here is How to Develop It

Allowing important areas of our lives to go unexamined and uncontrolled is the source of a vast amount of pain and loss. One such, if not the most significant, loss is our strong relation with Allah. Establishing close connection with Allah requires work. Sometimes we feel that His rules are difficult to obey. We think, …

Think! Maybe It Is for Your Good

Think! Maybe It Is for Your Good

Remember when you were very young and loved to play in the kitchen with all the gadgets? Very likely, your mother would let you play with some things but not with others. Years passed and when you got older you wanted to try different things and go many places. Perhaps your parents let you try …

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