Patience and thankfulness are actually two sides of the same coin. Ibn Al Qayim states that patience makes up one half of iman (faith), while thankfulness makes up the other half. He cites several reasons for this, among which are…More
Marwa Abdalla received her B.A. in political science from Southwestern University, in Georgetown, Texas, and has completed coursework in several areas of Islamic study with the American Open University. She currently lives with her husband and two daughters in San Diego, CA, and whenever possible, she takes time to speak or write about Islam.
The story of a Christmas Carol has been told and retold thousands of times since it was first published by Charles Dickens in 1843. It tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly, old man who wants nothing to do with Christmas or anything associated with it, and who shows discontent to anyone who does. …More
The relationship between spouses is one of the most amazing relationships that can exist between two people, it must be nurtured and cared for. Though it is expected that a husband and a wife would become attached to one another both physically and emotionally, sometimes that attachment becomes so excessive that it actually causes emotional …More
Hajj is an amazing journey. It’s physically and psychologically challenging, a ritual in self-purification and a rehearsal for the Day of Judgment. Despite the challenges, upon the completion of their Hajj, many people describe feeling a sense of peace unlike any other. Unfortunately, not everyone who goes for Hajj attains this peace. Some people come …More
How can we prevent these precious moments of Ramadan from slipping through our fingers? Sometimes we have to train ourselves to overcome the negative thoughts that can prevent us from finishing at our best. Here are three strategies for how we can do…More