“A friend will not (literally) share your struggles, and a loved one cannot physically take away your pain, and a close one will not stay up the night on your behalf. So look after yourself, protect yourself, nurture yourself and don’t give life’s events more than what they are really worth…Read More
By Naairah Aftab – Campaigns Officer, FOSIS Scotland (as part of the #LifeHacks series) “All good men and women must take responsibility to create legacies that will take the next generation to a level we could only imagine.” – Jim Rohn It is an inevitable fact that we will not inhabit this planet forever. We are fully aware that one day we will breathe our last, and, leave all of our temporary material possessions behind on this Earth. The only thing that will live on, when we are no longer alive, is the legacy that we have left behind. The...Read More
Months ago as I parted with a mentor of mine, I shared with her my sadness at having to leave so many friends behind. She said, “When you miss someone, make Du’a for them – it will bring you closer together as they experience the acceptance of your Du’as for them”.
But what if that friend has passed away?Read More
We all experience some form of loneliness. For me, moving away from home turned out to be the loneliest I’ve ever felt in my life. I felt lost, empty.
It was only then I realised that Allah was teaching me how to detach from this Dunya, and the people I couldn’t live without. It was only then that I was truly able to find my connection with Allah.Read More
She sat at the corner of her sofa gazing out her window towards the night sky. She tilted her head slowly to the right sighing. Her thoughts were deep and her eyes tired.
“How many missed prayers am I still trying to make up for? How many fasts have I intentionally broken? How many arguments have I had with my parents? How many times have I lied? How many times have I backbitten? How many times have I cursed? How many times have I sinned?”Read More
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