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Why Doesn't God Answer My Dua?

Why Doesn't God Answer My Dua?

In today’s world, things have become fast paced and convenient. We expect our items ordered on Amazon to be here in 2 days, our menu order to be served within minutes and we grow impatient waiting for a text response to a message sent 2 minutes earlier. This type of lifestyle can increase productivity, but …

Ramadan - Time to Reflect and Grow

Last Days of Ramadan - Time to Reflect and Grow

You’ve got time to reflect now. Our everyday lives are so full of engagement with different media – news and sports on TV, catching up with our latest Netflix series, social media on our phones. Even smartwatches now that push notifications from your phone to your wrist – attention from our minds and hearts are …

Modern Stress and its Cure from the Quran

Modern Stress and its Cure from the Quran

Everything belongs to God and returns to Him. So if we don’t own a thing, why do we mourn our loss? Our destiny is predetermined. We do not have control on that part. What we have to control over is a limited free will, that is our actions, our choice to do good or bad…


Gratefulness Impacts Happiness - Psychological Take

A time of embracing family and being nostalgic. Gratitude is very much a spiritual benefit that enhances our mood, allows us to take account of our blessings as well as enables us to see hardships as lessons. This type of perspective encourages positivity and a greater quality of life. Simply put, gratefulness impacts happiness. Our perspective is …

suffering healing

How Can We Turn Suffering into Healing?

Salam Dear Chantelle, A person my age would wonder why someone your age would speak of suffering. Yet, apparently, suffering is a fact of life that none can break away from, regardless of age, culture, or social rank. Suffering may be physical–like illnesses–or emotional–like frustrations or losing those we love or failing in any aspect of …

All About Waswasa and How to Overcome It

All About Waswasa and How to Overcome It

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, We have to distinguish between two different types of conditions. One is an actual clinical diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. People who have this disorder often become religious to the point of developing a disorder as well. This is called religiosity. Don’t get that confused with being very, very devout. These are actual mental …

Spirituality in Contemporary Time

Spirituality in Contemporary Time

The ways which lead human beings to the truth are as many as the breaths of God’s creatures. On the other hand, there are many obstacles which prevent people to see the truth. Every person has unique talents and abilities which help him/her to actualize their spiritual journey towards God. However, these talents can be …

How to Maintain Spirituality During Summer Break

How to Maintain Spirituality During Summer Break?

Assalamu Alaykum Dear Reader, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Planning what to do exactly during the break is an absolutely crucial step towards having a productive, fulfilling and enriching time that brings true benefit to the self and others. Many people, especially youth, don’t plan their breaks and end …

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