8 Steps to Become a Better Friend

Ever heard of this quote “Good friends are like stars, you don’t always see them but they are always there”? This quote got me into thinking, so I went for some fact checking and lo and behold- the stars that seem to appear to be always there but are actually moving away from us in reality. What if I were to…

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6 Eid Gift Ideas for Kids

Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha are the two days that are most celebrated in our home. We prepare for months for both days- from cleaning and organizing to decorating our home. We have called many rentals our homes over the years where the tradition remained the same alhamdulillah. Gift giving is one of our traditions for Eid celebration.…

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The Practice of Eating Less and Eating Well

I am yet to come cross a diet that requires us to eat less so we can lose the unwanted weight, be healthy and feel more energetic. These diets tell you too add or replace foods but they never tell you to eat less. Our extra body weight only add more to our health concerns, dissipate energy and deprive us…

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A Ramadan Habit- How to Stop Wasting Food in Your Home

I feel blessed that we can eat a variety of food everyday alhamdulillah. I consider every food as gift and a blessing from Allah(swt) and try not to waste any food in my home. This habit applies to saving all food, from eating the pizza crust to turning overripe bananas into smoothies and muffins. It takes some time to get…

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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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The Blessings of an Imperfect Life

  I have done may share of chasing perfection in my life. It had included myself to be perfect in all kinds of roles in life. Being a perfectionist means yearning for a life that’s only filled with opportunities withot any challenges. Shadowing a perfect life creates anxiety from pursuing the impossible, it brings chaos in relationships with your loved ones, it…

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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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