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Turtles On The Path

Turtles On The Path

By Romina Afghan “The path to Allaah is long and we pass along it like turtles. The goal is not that we arrive to the end of the path. Rather, the goal is that we die while we are on the (straight) path” (Shaykh Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen al-Albaanee) This is one of my...

Renewal With The New Year

Renewal With The New Year

By Asma Nemati While I wash dishes every morning, after the rush of sending kids and husband off to the world, I enjoy a beautiful view of the city of Amman. I live on the third floor of a sandy brown apartment building located on the hills of Amman. When I look out...

4 Essential Ways to Stop Slacking

4 Essential Ways to Stop Slacking

By Shalisha Smith Remember that feeling you felt when you first acknowledged your belief in Islam, uttering the words, Laa Illaha ill Allah, Muhammad ar’rasulAllah? That feeling of excitement about the new life you were about to embark upon? I remember. If I close my...

7 Lessons From My Journey To Belief

7 Lessons From My Journey To Belief

By Saoirse Fitzgibbon  When I was four, the girl next door told me thunder was ‘God moving His furniture’. When I asked my mum about God, I got vagaries about light and energy and an acknowledgement that she didn’t know. My parents were ‘spiritual not religious’, and...

Coming Home to Belief

Coming Home to Belief

By Abigail Maryam Throughout our lives, we hear all kinds of religious beliefs from well-meaning people. While the diversity of opinions can be a good thing, sincere truth-seekers may feel overwhelmed and wonder how to filter all their information to decide what to...

Calls From The Dark Side

Calls From The Dark Side

By Zara Aboubakar I recently came across a short video published online by a popular meditation app which discussed ‘dark thoughts.’ It explored an involuntary phenomenon it described as ‘the dark side of the mind’; a place wherein we encounter perhaps our most...

Xmas and New Year Survival Guide for Reverts

Xmas and New Year Survival Guide for Reverts

This time of year can be a very difficult time for reverts, regardless of whether they have been Muslim for 1 week or 15 years! We at Solace acknowledge and understand that at this time of the year, many sisters feel lonely and experience a deep sense of loss and...

Nurture Your Belief

Nurture Your Belief

By Fatima- Minna Reflecting on how belief found its way into my heart all those years ago, I realised it must have been precipitated by a willingness to believe. Prior to finding Islam, I suspected there was a God, but had no clear path to incorporating that into my...

Belief and Beyond…

Belief and Beyond…

By Asma Nemati There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His messenger. You have just taken the shahada. A million and one thoughts are rushing through your mind. There are doubts and misgivings but there are also many, many convictions which lead you to say this...

The Only One Who Can Heal You

The Only One Who Can Heal You

By Chelsea Lynn The First Step to Heal… Life is full of tests, as Allah (swt) promises us in Surah Al-Baqarah when He says: “And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the...