We all have read and come across the story of Maryam (عليها السلام). I always related to her as Mother Mary more than Maryam (عليها السلام) during my childhood as I had a lot of Christian friends. But the first time I actually read Surah Maryam and connected with her story was during my pregnancy. … Continue reading (Article) How Surah Maryam became my Spiritual Epidural during pregnancy
“How can I connect with the Quran when I don’t understand what I read??”, frustrated I screamed angrily at my mom while I was a teenager. Like most Indian kids I had learnt to recite the Quran albeit without proper Tajweed by age 7. Thanks to our wonderful Quran teacher, my brother and I had … Continue reading (Article) How I Transformed my Relationship with the Quran
For the most part of my life I was a non-Hijabi and I started wearing my hijab only a few years ago after I moved to Qatar. During my childhood and as a teen I always had this identity crisis. I was a Muslim as I was born into a Muslim family but from my … Continue reading (Article) My Hijab makes me feel Empowered
Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which millions of Muslims around the world fast from dawn to dusk.It's one of the five pillars of Islam and involves intense fasting, prayers, recitation of Quran, charity and good deeds done only to please Allah (SWT). Muslims enter an unusual Ramadan amidst the lock … Continue reading (Article) Ramadan in a Lockdown – 5 Tips to make the most of it with your Family
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.