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Marriage: The Charm of “Thank You”

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Consider this scenario: A husband buys a house for his family. You ask the wife if she thanked her husband. Wife replies with a surprise, “Why is that necessary?” You answer, “Because he bought a house!” Wife says, “Yes, but its not for me. He lives there too!” You remind her, “Yes but what's wrong with being grateful?” Wife says, ... Read More »

Gems from Sh. Salah al-Sawwy | The Affair of The Believer-Between Gratefulness and Patience

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Translated by Ammar Alshukry From the sīrah The sīrah of the Prophet gives us consolation in these turbulent times. The Prophet was an orphan, and so it was ordained that orphans be respected after him in every land, and under every sky. When the Prophet experienced Mecca, and experienced the weakness there, and fear, and when the people of Mecca ... Read More »

Imperfect

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Asma was always one to focus on what was missing: the sun on a cloudy day, the tiny smudge on her otherwise beautiful painting, the single wrong answer on a test. She feared imperfection like it was a debilitating disease. And it showed. Read More »

Hello, I am Autism Aware

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Imagine an old widow trying to care for an adult male who communicates by hitting, punching, and breaking- who collapses at home one day and no ambulance is called because her adult son can't speak let alone use a phone. Read More »

10 Steps to Happiness!

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....But the greatest bliss (happiness) is the Good Pleasure of Allāh. That is the supreme success. [72 Al-Tawbah] Read More »

If I only Had

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Should I not be a Thankful Slave Read More »

Deeper Than Any Translation: Reflecting on the Words of Allah in Tarawih

It was the first Ramadan that she felt like she was finally in a good place, a place that felt wholesome and clean. It was the qiyam at the local masjid, the masjid that she recently discovered with her sisters…the place she wished had come into her life a few years earlier. Read More »

Thank Allah for Patience!

Sabr wa Shukr, Patience and Gratitude – The two wings of iman. The first wing being patience. With great patience comes great reward. The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wa salam) said: “...The greatest quality a believer can be given is patience” [Muslim] Read More »

Subhan’Allah Moments: Reflecting on the Blessings of Allah

I don’t know about you, but life can be a real roller coaster. Some days, I wake up and think, “This is going to be a good day, insha'Allah.” The kids are listening without talking back, food tastes particularly good, people seem unusually positive and supportive, time for worship is plentiful and beneficial, life is good. Then, the downward spiral of the roller coaster begins. Suddenly the storm clouds come out and crisis sets in. Read More »

Deeper Than Any Translation: Reflecting on the Words of Allah in Tarawih

It was the first Ramadan that she felt like she was finally in a good place, a place that felt wholesome and clean. It was the qiyam at the local masjid, the masjid that she recently discovered with her sisters…the place she wished had come into her life a few years earlier. Read More »

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