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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...

Can I Be Worthy Of The Quran?

Can I Be Worthy Of The Quran?

By Romina Afghan   Sometimes I want so badly to just be there already. That place where the Quraan is embedded in my heart, where it is shrouded in the love of Allaah and nurtured upon the magnificent and unmatchable words of The Creator. Where nothing hurtful...

7 Steps to Reboot this Ramadan

7 Steps to Reboot this Ramadan

By Calisha Bennet Amr Bin Kays رحمه الله has said: “Blessed is he; how excellent is he, the one who rectifies himself before the (blessed) month of Ramadan”[Lat’ta-if al-Ma’arif, p. 138] What could we have done better last Ramadan? Why do we need to...

3-2-1 Ramadan GO-als!

3 Top Tips To Jump Start Your Ramadan By Shalisha Smith Ramadan, the best month of the year! Every year this blessed month arrives, some of us enter it in a panic, followed by the overwhelm at the long hours of fasting and short hours of sleeping, then comes our...

The Blessings of Homelessness

The Blessings of Homelessness

By Aliya Vaughan  “…But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not” Quran 2:216 “The quality of your thinking determines the quality of your...