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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...

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...

Eid as a Stranger

Eid as a Stranger

Making the best of Eid  Bismillah Ar Rahmaan Ar Raheem Where do I start? I describe myself as a different type of revert but people from my home country Nigeria would not find that strange. But this is not about my reversion but about experiencing Eid. Although...

Fasting: A Private Immersion

Fasting: A Private Immersion

By Zaynab Dawood Ramadan is a month of immense blessings and even before its silver moon is sighted, the preceding weeks permeate with enthusiasm and anticipated harmony. Muslims around the world feel its light as the heavenly portals emerge and open with the month...

The Power of Duaa

The Power of Duaa

Allah (ﷻ) answers the Dua of His servants Allah descends every night to the lowest heaven when one-third of the first part of the night is over and says: I am the Lord; I am the Lord: who is there to supplicate to Me so that I answer him? Who is there to beg of Me so...

Ramadan with Solace

Ramadan with Solace

Be Her Solace this Ramadan: solaceuk.org/give/ Ramadan Reflections Series with Aliyah Umm Raiyaan: solaceuk.org/series Iftars in London and Manchester for revert women: solaceuk.org/events Improve your dua series with Sh. Saalim Al Azhari: solaceuk.org/last10 Visiting...

Health Is Wealth – Let Food Be Thy Medicine!

Health Is Wealth – Let Food Be Thy Medicine!

By MonicaRamadan is fast approaching! (Insha’Allah) It is such a strange but beautiful feeling, Subhan’Allah. It is sort of like we are awaiting the arrival of a very special guest!May Allah allow us to reach Ramadan, and make the most of its blessings and...