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Connecting To The Divine: Finding Peace with As-Salaam

Connecting To The Divine: Finding Peace with As-Salaam

By Aya Zaki When the waves get high, dive deep. And when the storm hits, take shelter. I once took a diving course and the feeling of being underwater was like going into another world, a quiet one, where you’re just flowing and contemplating the majesty and beauty of...

Healing Through Ar-Rahmaan

Healing Through Ar-Rahmaan

By Abigail Maryam بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم In the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Ever-Merciful The first name of Allah we are introduced to in the Qur’an is ar-Rahman. Before we learn about His justice and other attributes, Allah lets us know He is a God of...

There Is Only One Light – An-Noor

There Is Only One Light – An-Noor

By Zaynab Dawood   Some non-Muslims are curious about the names of Allah and perhaps overwhelmed by the sheer number of Names and Attributes, especially when these ninety-names are juxtaposed with the complete and coherent monotheism that underpins Islam. But...

7 Ways to an Enriching 10 Days

7 Ways to an Enriching 10 Days

By Calisha Bennet The blessed 10 days of worship are here once again as believers worldwide strive to catch the Night of Decree and it’s immense reward! Some feel great joy at it’s arrival. Others feel excitement. Some experience apprehension and others feel dread and...

Dear Ramadan, I Want To Love You…

Dear Ramadan, I Want To Love You…

By Romina Afghan Dear Ramadan, I have waited so long for you to come, I had made so many plans and had so many expectations of our time together. I have had so many conversations with others about how to make the most of my time with you. And now you are finally here,...

Choose Me…

Choose Me…

By Romina Afghan I want so badly for you to choose me, Yaa Rabbee-  I want to be special to You. I want to stand out amongst the billions of Your worshippers and millions of Your beloved. I want to be the shining star, the glowing light, the humbled and the raised at...

Ramadan- A First Encounter

Ramadan- A First Encounter

By Traci Wells   Being a Muslim for nearly two years has been a life altering, spiritual, soul searching experience. I have felt an awakening in so many ways. I have learnt so much about the world and myself at a time of my life when I thought I already knew my...

Letters to My Beloved This Ramadan

Letters to My Beloved This Ramadan

By Romina Afghan To my teenage daughters, you are on the cusp of momentous occasions in your life, and as you step forward with all the promise and hope of a bird about to fly for the first time, know that without Allaah to carry the air beneath your wings and to...

Ramadan Is Coming….

Ramadan Is Coming….

By Zaynab Dawood As a child I perched beside the window and gazed at the sky. Strips of orange stretched far beyond what my little eyes could see; streaks of azure clustered around the vanishing clouds. Whispers of a hidden silver moon floated about but I could still...