What is Istikhārah? Istikhārah literally means to seek the good. – (See: Lisān Al-ʿArab) In a religious technical context it refers to seeking good from the Almighty to make an appropriate decision, through formal prayer and a specified supplication....
We are well acquainted with the toil and tug of this earthly life. Women especially, know the intimate relationship between joy and pain. The believers are well aware that both have an intrinsic connection to Allah’s Mercy. He directs...
Muslim women have the potential to benefit the Ummah (nation) in many diverse ways. The Ummah is suffering immensely in this present age and both Muslim men and Muslim women need to rise up to the challenge and help...
A Healthy Believer is Better and More Beloved to God “A strong believer is better and dearer to God than a weak one, and good can be found in both. Be desirous of things that benefit you while...
It's a hectic job to be in the kitchen cooking - an exercise that sometimes lasts for hours. This is a sacrifice every humane husband must acknowledge, even if the delicacy doesn't come out delectable. But the woman's effort...
A Muslim cannot do without du'a, rather leaving off praying to Allah amounts to priding away from Allah's worship out of self-sufficiency and that's kufru. Knowing that, however, there are etiquettes associated with prayer as well as expedients for its...
Before you study for your next exam, you might want to use a few strategies to boost your memory of important information. There are a number of tried and tested techniques for improving memory. These strategies have been established...

Important Manners of Conversation

In Sura Al-Haj, Allah described the believers ‘And they have been guided to the purest of speeches; and guided to the path of Him who is worthy of all praise.’ When you talk during your visit, say only what fits the...

The Hidden Gems of Fajr (Subh)

For many of us, waking up for Fajr can be difficult and burdensome however, there are some virtues that we fail to realise! In this article, I will analyse some of the merits of this blessed prayer, Fajr as...
Earlier this week I was part of a group that was invited to attend a University Graduation ceremony. Someone dear to me will also be graduating soon and some very good general advice was given at the ceremony I...

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