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The Quran Completes What Was Missing in My Faith

My first desire was to learn Arabic, but my soul awakened when I began to read the Quran. Maybe it was better because I began to read it in Arabic directly, while I was consulting a dictionary. I could realize that what the Quran says was the parts that were missing in the Bible…

Almost All My Family Members Came to Islam

Almost All My Family Members Came to Islam

There was one question in my mind that nobody else raised. Would this Allah even listen to me? Me, a young, uneducated woman?
In my culture, it was men who practiced and carried out all the official rituals. Men live in the monastery. Men are the ones that can obtain a higher form of spirituality.

Should Women Prioritize Worship or Family in Ramadan?

Should Women Prioritize Worship or Family in Ramadan?

Social expectations can make some women feel like they have to choose between family or their worship in Ramadan. We all have multiple responsibilities, and while that means we have to work hard to balance them, that also means we don’t have to choose between one or the other. For both men and women, caring …

Converts - Between Religion and Family

Converts - Between Religion and Family

Many converts go through similar heart wrenching situations. They convert to Islam after serious thought and consideration and then they have to tell their family about the choice. This is a daunting task and much dread doing it because they fear they will be rejected.

Why America Needs Ramadan Lifestyle

Why America Needs Ramadan Lifestyle

I think it is about time that American Muslims  and Muslim minorities in general flip the script and change the narrative about our values, religion, and existence in the western hemisphere. It’s about time that we stop being apologetic and defensive, but in return highlight why the world cannot function well without us and without …

Pilot & Co-Pilot Husband and Wife Relations in Islam

Pilot & Co-Pilot: Husband and Wife Relations in Islam

Husband and wife complement each other in Islam. They should not fight for leadership. They are both equal in the sight of Allah (SWT), and each one of them has their rights and responsibilities. Like a pilot and co-pilot of a big plane, they both help each…

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My Husband Insists to Sleep with Our Daughter

In this counselor answer: •Suckling a child, cuddling them and being tactile as well as via one’s voice, are ways in which a child bonds with one’s mother, and/or significant others. •This is the nature of sleep at that tender age and is how a child feels secure in this strange world that he/she has entered …

Safeguarding the Human Life in Islam

Safeguarding the Human Life in Islam

To kill just one innocent human is like killing the whole of humanity, and to save just one human amounts to saving the whole of humanity. Can we possibly find a better way of emphasizing the sanctity of human life?

2 Important Tips For New Muslims to Grow in Faith

2 Important Tips For New Muslims to Grow in Faith

One blessing I enjoyed in my first year as a Muslim was a few sincere and dedicated Muslim sisters. Though I could attend prayers and lectures at the mosque, meeting with these few sisters socially helped me appreciate Islam as a complete lifestyle…

My Kids Distract Me from Worship, What to Do?

My Kids Distract Me from Worship, What to Do?

Q: My worship has dropped a little since my kids have come along, what should I do? Family is hard work, and it’s common for both parents to struggle in balancing spiritual needs and familial obligations. There’s a famous narration where one of the companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was …



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