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The Light Of The First Fast

The Light Of The First Fast

By Aditi As Ramadan slowly approached I sat at a loss contemplating this new journey and experience.  Constant thoughts and fears arising in my mind, “How will I make this experience perfect?” “Will I fail ?” and “How will I know if...

Servitude in Solitude: Loneliness During Ramadan

Servitude in Solitude: Loneliness During Ramadan

By Zeinab, London. Ramadan, a month that has been away from the Ummah for an entire year, is finally upon us again. A blessed time to armour our iman with increased acts of worship and consolidate our devotion to Allah, the entire Muslim world opens its arms to...

Top Tips For A First Ramadan

Top Tips For A First Ramadan

By Iman “O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous” — Surat Al-Baqarah 2:183 Ramadan is a special time for all Muslims. It is during this month that the holy Quran was...

Ramadan Renewal and Refocus

Ramadan Renewal and Refocus

By Aliya Vaughan There are so many posts on social media celebrating Ramadan. It is an exciting time, but for some Muslims it is the cause for much anxiety, grief, and sadness. If this resonates with you, what is it that prevents you from welcoming Ramadan with open...

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...