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Why I Love…Thikr

Why I Love…Thikr

By Sadeemka Dhikr, my love When I first embraced Islam, the idea of dhikr wasn’t really clear to me. Remembering Allah – ok. Having a list of words, a certain amount, that should ideally be said daily, like a tick-off list, I thought, because it’s a sunnah and it’s an...

Why I Love….Tazkiyah

Why I Love….Tazkiyah

By Abigail Maryam The word tazkiyah carries the meaning of purification, chastening, or facilitation of growth. In Islam, it refers to self-development. Tazkiyah lies at the heart of our beautiful faith. I love it for its uniqueness and tremendous benefits. I intend...

Why I Love….Tawbah

Why I Love….Tawbah

By Meru Hussain Secrets. Not everyone can keep them, some feel like they will burst if they don’t share them with someone, whilst others can take them to the grave. Sins are like secrets, secrets between you and your Lord- at least, those done in private....

Why I Love….Sharing Islam

Why I Love….Sharing Islam

By Calisha Bennett “O you who have believed, respond to Allah and to the Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life. And know that Allah intervenes between a man and his heart and that to Him you will be gathered.” (Quran Al-Anfal 8:24) Early on in my...

Why I Love…Prayer

Why I Love…Prayer

By Fatima-Minna My 8 year old came to me last night, upset because he had broken his archer’s bow. When I asked how it broke, he explained he had been using it as a hockey stick. Something I find myself repeating often to my children is that if you use something...

Why I Love…Charity

Why I Love…Charity

By Aliya Vaughan Allah is Al-Wahab, the Giving, Al-Kareem, the Most Generous. When we know this and mentally internalise this fact, it should encourage us to reach out and be more charitable to other people, regardless of who they are or how grateful they may be....