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Attaching to Allah in Ramadan

Attaching to Allah in Ramadan

By Shuhani Shohid Some of my early Ramadan experiences and memories consist of my mum praying in the dark for long hours through the night; her making heartfelt teary dua’s before she breaks her fast. I have memories of getting ready for tarawih and going to the...

Finding The One Through Loneliness In Ramadan

Finding The One Through Loneliness In Ramadan

By Monica Ramadan is a renowned celebratory season, where friends and family gather collectively, special prayers take place, and there’s a real sense of joy, community and unity. However, it can also be a lonesome time for some, particularly those who have newly...

The Ramadan Imposter

The Ramadan Imposter

By Fatna, London Imposter syndrome: somebody who is unable to feel joy at their achievements as they are always fearing the exposure of their (imagined) inadequacy and inauthenticity. Although when the psychologists Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes first...

Ramadan, a time to detox our souls

Ramadan, a time to detox our souls

By Zaynab Dawood Muslims eagerly anticipate the coming of this special month with the supplication: “Oh Allah, allow us to reach the month of Ramadan.” This short prayer acknowledges our vulnerability as humans, as none of us know for certain if we will live to see,...

How To Create A Ramadan To Remember

How To Create A Ramadan To Remember

By Aliya Vaughan The results of the effort you put into creating an exciting Ramadan atmosphere is never fully realised until you look back over the years and reminisce, especially if you had children and they recall fond memories as adults. The things you thought...

Reaping Ramadan’s Rewards

Reaping Ramadan’s Rewards

By Imaan The blessed month of Ramadan offers every single one of us a wonderful opportunity to increase our worship and engage in good deeds. It is a time to cultivate virtuous habits that can extend beyond this sacred month, and sow the seeds of success that will see...