Overcoming the Fear of Starting Late

Do you have something that was once a dream of yours? Something that was on your to do list for a long time? Years have gone by and you were not able to achieve it because life happened? Do you find yourself thinking about those dreams and wishes and wonder may be it’s time go for it? If you do…

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11 Ways to be Charitable on a Tight Budget

Being charitable is a great way to please Allah(swt). You want to give for the sake of Allah(swt) specially especially when Al Kareem is so generous to us all the time. When life is going well you can donate money to your favorite organizations as sadaqa but what do you do when you are barely scraping by? Here are a few…

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12 Effective Ways to Get Out of a Funk

We all experience one of those days when you feel like you’re not quite yourself. You feel funky and want to get out of the uncomfortable feelings. You don’t care to share it with anyone but you want someone to help you to get out of the funk. You look around and think you have so much to be grateful for…

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Making Your Own Ramadan Traditions

The two Eids are the most celebrated days in our home. We look forward all year to Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha. We plan for these holidays ahead of time and prepare lovingly that allows us to enjoy the blessed Ramadan the beloved Eids without stress. We have come up with our own Ramadan and Eid traditions over…

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5 Steps to a Mindful Prayer

Once upon a time, I used to find myself in the middle of a prayer where I couldn’t remember which rak’ah I was praying. Or, I would forget which surah I recited or when I said salam and finished my prayer. I was rather dissatisfied with the quality of my unmindful prayers. The quantity was there alright but the quality…

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A Clutter Free and Clean Home for Ramadan-Part- 2

This is part 2 of my goal of having a clutter free and cleaner home for Ramadan insha Allah. Alhamdulillah I was able to complete part 1 on Sunday. I ended up doing all of the cleaning on Wednesday as some of us were under the weather until Tuesday and I wanted to take care of them.   I had…

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The Practice of Mindful Wudu

A fresh mind is so important to add focus to our salah. A mindful prayer calms our anxiety, dissipates our worry and lifts our spirit. We can add focus to our prayer by improving our wudu first. I wanted to do wudu mindfully, where I would take time for each step of wudu. I wanted to clean my body and…

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How to Tell Fewer Lies

In order to tell fewer lies, you must first find out when and where you lie. It can be tricky and you may find yourself in shock and denial when you realize how often lies stain our lives. Here are some scenarios that may be familiar to you- Your words– You hand your kid a glass of smoothie, reiterating that…

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How to Kick the Habit of Judging Others

  We all have been in situations where we have judged someone. You know you’re judging when you come to a conclusion about a person based on his behavior or action. It’s rather painful to accept that yes I might have judged another person without knowing the facts behind her certain action or behavior. But this acceptance also is the…

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How to Remember Allah in Daily Life

“…Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured.” (Surah Ar-Ra’d (13):28) There are 3 type of thoughts that go through our mind while we are doing a chore- What someone else should or shouldn’t do. What we should have or shouldn’t have done. Worry about future. We have no control over what happened in the past, others actions and…

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