Youssra Kamel Kandil joins us to share advice on how to strengthen our relationship with Allah, and what to do in times when we lose hope or feel distant.Read More
Remember the time before the storm? You considered yourself God centric, but your tongue didn’t know the taste of tears of desperation. Your sujood was mechanical. Your dua was rote…Read More
I know its hard to fight against your nafs. I know its hard to have trust in Allah SWT when the things you desire and have worked so hard for have yet to happen. I know its hard to keep praying on time when you live a busy life…Read More
“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
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
Look back into your life; think of all the challenges you’ve faced and the emotions you’ve experienced. Think back to the moment where you thought ‘I can’t do this’, where you had no hope and saw no solution. Maybe it was trying to get through your exams, maybe it was problems with finding a job, and maybe it was financial difficulties or even relationship problems.Read More
Being close to Allah looks like shortening your recitation of the Quran even when you don’t want to so that you could answer your mom who is asking for your help.
It looks like wishing you had the time to pray sunnah, but not being able to because your newborn needs your immediate attentionRead More
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