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How Did I End Up Muslim in Brooklyn?

When the Quran I had been reading, connected with the sound of its recitation for the first time, was like a burning desire was ignited inside me. That recitation, coupled with my experience living with Muslims in the weeks I spent abroad there, resulted in an insatiable thirst to know more about Islam.

Hajj

Many Years Longing for Hajj: A Story from Australia

Preparing for hajj we must have the right mentality, otherwise we would find it very difficult to cope. Take one thing at a time, have the intention to please God in the best way possible, and go with an open mind. Take Hajj as a journey.

Hajj: Renewal of Self

What Quran Says About Hajj Blessings

What are the blessings of Hajj? One may describe them in great detail. But, in the Qur’an, where Allah instructs Ibrahim to invite people to come to Hajj, it is said: {So that they may witness things that are of benefit to them} (Al-Hajj 22: 28). Hence, the real blessings of Hajj can only be experienced …

15 Spiritual Lessons From My First Hajj

15 Spiritual Lessons From My First Hajj

When I watched the intro video of the ‘Hajj: from Ritual to Spiritual’ course it reminded me of my Hajj. I never saw a course like this, focused on understanding Hajj. I only watched some ‘prep videos’ online, you know, the ones telling you what to pack and what to say when you’re there.

4 Stories of New Muslims Boosting Faith and Spirituality

4 Stories of New Muslims Boosting Faith and Spirituality

Being reminded of all that I had gained when I came to Islam made my faith instantly soar. I never hid to pray again. I was proud to worship my Creator. From that day on, I refused to hide in the locker room to pray. Becoming preoccupied by the day to day bills…

How to Make Your Housework More Spiritual?

How to Make Your Housework More Spiritual?

While doing our housework we can engage in abundant dhikr, in the remembrance of Allah. We can recite the Quran from memory or we can send prayers upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad. That is multi-tasking at its best. And we will not feel that our time is wasted washing dishes.

How Ramadan is a Therapy For Depression

This Ramadan, I intend to observe closely the effects of fasting on my mood. If the clinicians’ observations are correct, it should increase alertness, positive feelings, sense of well-being and even euphoria. I was surprised…

4 Ways to Feed the Soul This Ramadan

4 Ways to Feed the Soul This Ramadan

How do we make dhikr in a way that feeds our souls and enriches it this Ramadan? Ramadan already helps that as we consciously stay away from food and drink all throughout the day. We are more conscious about our speech, more conscious about doing good deeds and charity.

Ready for Your First Ramadan? 9 Things to Focus on

Ready for Your First Ramadan? 9 Things to Focus on

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…

New Muslims- Give Your Spirituality A Boost!

New Muslims: Give Your Spirituality A Boost!

Just like a bubbling river ebbs and flows by its design, the spirituality of a Muslim peaks and dips in a similar way. Learning about your newfound faith, telling loved ones about it and simply navigating this new way of life can be overwhelming…



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