It has been two months since the blessed month of Ramadan. During this time, and for the next two months, the companions of the Prophet Muhammad ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) would make Du’a that their Ramadan was accepted from them. What about us? Have we forgotten about the progress we made? Have we continued the beautiful actions we did? What is your motivation to continue once this blessed month has long passed? The month of Ramadan is widely known as the month of the Qur’an. One of the many beautiful things about Ramadan is that it is the month where almost everyone makes an extra effort to have a special relationship with the Qur’an, whether it is increasing recitation, or pondering more over the meaning of the great verses. More
Sometimes the only parenting strategies that we use are the ones that we ourselves were raised with. Maybe they were the ones that were popular at the time and everyone was doing it with their children. More often than not, we employ certain parenting strategies without realising if they are effective or not. To make sure we are raising strong future members of the Ummah, we have to reflect on our parenting and evaluate whether we are doing the best we can. If you find yourself using some of these ineffective parenting strategies then read on to discover how you can change your parenting practice to be an effective parent. More...
A short reminder on the Top 10 Benefits of Prayer with the hope that this will motivate those who haven't yet established Prayer, those who might have left prayer or are struggling with the prayer as a part of their lives because It's very sad my brothers and sisters that today we see so many Muslims not establishing the Salah in their lives despite its extreme importance.
A brief but powerful reminder of how our salah is an indication of how our relationship with Allah swt is
Planning is a major part of our conscious or subconscious preparation for any trip. It doesn’t matter whether this trip is our daily commute to work or school (in this case most likely we will be on “auto pilot” mode and won’t think much about the map), or it may be a road trip to visit our grandparents’ house in another city or state. Even though planning is something highly disliked, and we naturally prefer to allow randomness to take us wherever the flow dictates, there is some element of curiosity in us that invites us to check the major milestones in any journey we take. But are we planning for the journey we are already on? The journey to the afterlife, the Hereafter? More
The heart pumps life. It keeps us moving, breathing and feeling. It maintains the body and mind that Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) has entrusted to us, and fuels our muscles so that we may worship Him. It is important to maintain the spiritual heart, but are we making sure our physical heart is healthy?
Although working on the spiritual heart is the most essential, physical health of the heart is equally important – a physically unhealthy heart will stop us from worshiping Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) in best way possible. So, it is important for us to dedicate time towards looking after our hearts and working towards optimal health.More [productivemuslim.com]...
When it comes to money, we may wonder what role it plays in a Muslim’s life. Sure, money is necessary to function in life, but how much importance should we give it? How do we ensure that we stay within the boundaries set by Islam? And, how do we make sure we stay financially fit and productive?
Islam is all about balance. We should strive for halal earnings so we can provide for ourselves and our families, but we should also endeavor to purify our wealth through charity and use our earnings to please Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He). We should manage our money properly, but we should also avoid becoming obsessive and stingy. We should enjoy the gifts Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) has given us, but we should also use those gifts to help others.
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