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Renewal – Back to the Fitrah

Renewal – Back to the Fitrah

By Meru Hussain I thought I was good at being happy for people. I really did.  I used to question how and why it could be so hard for others to be the same. But just like the calm before the storm, a change in my circumstances gave birth to some repulsive feelings...

Renewal- Breaking From The Bad

Renewal- Breaking From The Bad

By Aliya Vaughn Upon entering Islam, a new Muslim will face plenty of new changes to their lifestyle, including the breaking of bad habits. But do old habits die hard?  I suppose it depends upon the person and which habit you’re talking about. ‘But I’ve been doing it...

The D-Word….Destroy to Rebuild

The D-Word….Destroy to Rebuild

By Shalisha Smith   “You must go through the process to get to a new beginning like a Phoenix from the ashes renewed and reborn” Divorce… Anyone who has ever been divorced is well acquainted with the multitude of emotions experienced. Confusion, self-doubt,...

Am I Too Unclean For A Renewal?

Am I Too Unclean For A Renewal?

By Umm Husamuddin A young sister approached me several months ago and asked if she could speak to me about a conflict she had in her mind. She had embraced Islam about a year earlier and after the initial ‘high’ of the shahaada and the buzz of sisters around her had...

Opportunities For Renewal

Opportunities For Renewal

By Fatima-Minna Prior to the birth of my second child I felt a strong desire to have a ‘spring clean’ of my house, otherwise known as the nesting instinct! I sorted through every cupboard and drawer, discarding things that were no longer useful and putting everything...