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New Tests Bring New Beginnings

New Tests Bring New Beginnings

By Traci Wells-Ali Could you do with a fresh start, with a new perspective on the tests of life that we all face..? “Do people think they will be left alone after saying ‘We believe’ without being put to the test? We tested those who went before them: God will...

Renewal – Back to the Fitrah

Renewal – Back to the Fitrah

By Meru Hussain I thought I was good at being happy for people. I really did.  I used to question how and why it could be so hard for others to be the same. But just like the calm before the storm, a change in my circumstances gave birth to some repulsive feelings...

Renewal- Breaking From The Bad

Renewal- Breaking From The Bad

By Aliya Vaughn Upon entering Islam, a new Muslim will face plenty of new changes to their lifestyle, including the breaking of bad habits. But do old habits die hard?  I suppose it depends upon the person and which habit you’re talking about. ‘But I’ve been doing it...

The D-Word….Destroy to Rebuild

The D-Word….Destroy to Rebuild

By Shalisha Smith   “You must go through the process to get to a new beginning like a Phoenix from the ashes renewed and reborn” Divorce… Anyone who has ever been divorced is well acquainted with the multitude of emotions experienced. Confusion, self-doubt,...

Am I Too Unclean For A Renewal?

Am I Too Unclean For A Renewal?

By Umm Husamuddin A young sister approached me several months ago and asked if she could speak to me about a conflict she had in her mind. She had embraced Islam about a year earlier and after the initial ‘high’ of the shahaada and the buzz of sisters around her had...