Tag Archives: Qur’an

3 Methods To Overcome Obstacles In Life

Sometimes, instead of deep discussions, we just need simple guidance – especially when we can’t think of any clear solutions.  There are three pieces of advice given in the Qur’an and the hadith on how to overcome obstacles and open … Continue reading

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Du’a, Need and Gratitude

We are always in need of something or other – this is the nature of human beings, of all of creation in fact. There is only One who is self-sufficient, and that is Allah, Al-Ghani. Allah has placed within us … Continue reading

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Rajab, Spring and A Fresh Start

By Muneerah Razak “We are living in a miracle. We inherited this world without knowing how miraculous this world is.” A wise lady said this to us today and I can’t stop thinking about it because its true – we have … Continue reading

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On Closed Doors and Detours: Learning from Prophet Yusuf (as)

HAVE YOU EVER been in a situation when something that you planned for goes pear-shaped, and you end up with what seems like the exact opposite of what you sought? Maybe you spent weeks revising for that one exam – you had … Continue reading

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Charity is more than just giving money

THERE ARE so many mentions in the Qur’an and in hadith on the importance of giving charity and helping others. But when you’re still a student, it seems difficult to do these great deeds since your resources are very limited. You don’t … Continue reading

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On understanding what is meant for you, and dealing with that which is not

By Khadeeja Khalid “If Allah knows [any] good in your hearts, He will give you [something] better than what was taken from you, and He will forgive you. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Surah Al-Anfal verse 70) Being a (young) … Continue reading

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Greetings of peace: The meaning and value of ‘Salam’

By Muneerah Razak WHENEVER we see a fellow Muslim, whether we know her or not, we automatically say “Assalamualaikum”. It’s a simple but profound greeting of Peace that defines a Muslim, but is often not given much attention. In fact, sometimes, … Continue reading

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