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Health, Anxiety & Exams in Ramadan: How Shall I Fast?

Health, Anxiety & Exams in Ramadan: How Shall I Fast?

In this counseling answer: • If you are told not to fast given that your IBS may deteriorate or that your migraines may worsen, Allah (swt) has placed no obligation on you. • You need to fill your mind with positive thoughts, such that there is no space for negativity to flourish. • Plan out your day …

‬Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Fear Failing

If we fear our failures and we hate them, then what could possibly motivate us to try out new things in life?‬ Just like everyone else, my heart used to drop on finding a slightest hint of me failing at something. Back then, I used to get mad, depressed, and stressed…

Dealing with Grief and Loss as a New Muslim

Dealing with Grief and Loss as a New Muslim

One of the very first emotions experienced by someone that learns about the death of a loved one is shock. It manifests itself as a “punch to the gut” and results in a wide range of emotions that include intense grief, anger, sadness, confusion and bewilderment.

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…

Can Stress Cause Weight Gain?

The model of weight gain that most people are familiar with has to do with consuming too many calories. You hear it all the time, “don’t eat that or you’ll get fat” or “if you don’t exercise, you’re going to gain weight.” The foods we eat or lack of exercise are most commonly associated with …

Islamic Oases From Daily Stress

In our highly regimented, fast moving, competitive environments, we frequently complain of unresolved feelings of alienation, inadequacy, and personal powerlessness. Many face a constant feeling of insecurity, and worry about their own basic survival and ability to measure up. This stressful lifestyle produces many types of mental and physical illnesses in modern societies (1). As …

Hunter Instinct: Stress in Modern Medicine

Stress is one of those human instinctive survival mechanisms that Allah (SWT) has bestowed upon us. It keeps us on our toes so that we can respond to immediate demands with a quick release of energy, such as when we must brake suddenly to avoid hitting an animal or another car. When our children are …

Adaptogens: Now More Than Ever!

Life, especially in these days and this age, creates stress “to the max.” More and more studies daily point out the negative pathologic consequences of our stress-filled lives. What are some of these stress-related illnesses? Well, let’s start with subjective changes like fatigue, anxiety, sleep-related problems, and various muscular aches and pains. On a more …



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