How often are we grateful for the blessings in our life? We often tend to focus on things that are not working rather than focusing on all that is going great in our lives. Gratitude is a difficult trait to inculcate and doesn’t come naturally to all. That’s probably one of the reasons why gratitude … Continue reading (Article) Attitude of Gratitude – An Islamic Perspective.
Recently came across a Ted Talk on how technology has overtaken our lives and how we aren’t spending enough time on creative thinking. This talk stresses on the connection between boredom and critical thinking and on how we could harness boredom to be more productive. I second this finding. As the speaker states in the … Continue reading (Article) Bored? Ditch your Smartphone!
Wake up and thank Allah for Ramadan is here, A month of glory that makes Shaytan run with fear. Gear up, to fast, pray and give all that you can, For a month to all that is frivolous put a ban. Open the doors of your hearts and your homes, Bring out the lanterns and … Continue reading (Poem) Ramadan is Here!
We Muslims know that Shaytan aka Satan is our biggest enemy as mentioned, “Indeed, Satan is an enemy to you; so take him as an enemy…” (Qur’an 35:6). For as long as we are alive Shaytan will try to lure us into evil and will do his best to destroy us at every opportunity he … Continue reading (Article) Seven Classic Traps of Shaytan
We come across diverse people in our lives, those who are constantly grateful for what they have been blessed with, those who complain about everything, and then those who work tirelessly to make a substantial impact on the world. Taking a closer look, we realize that these alleged ‘Movers and Shakers’ are just ordinary people … Continue reading (Article) 5 Essential traits from the Sunnah to be a Successful Muslim!
Not so long ago, I was a mere speck of nothingness, In response to your prayers, He fashioned me into a complete being. You carried me around for nine months albeit you were in profound distress, Raised me from a newborn to an adult and gave me a life full of meaning. Stayed awake … Continue reading (Poem) An Ode to My Mother
Islam encourages us to give and share our blessings with others. How does one learn to give without expecting anything in return? It is only possible to do so if we believe in a higher purpose and do it sincerely only with the intention to please Allah (SWT). The first thing that crosses our mind when we … Continue reading (Article) The Art of Giving