Hello and lets bust a VERY common myth, that seems to be on the rise these days, AGAIN. MENSTRUATING WOMEN CANNOT FAST OR PRAY BECAUSE PERIOD BLOOD IS GROSS. How many of us have been looked at with disgust when trying to pray (Tasbeeh and Dhikr) by our aunts and cousins ? That look of … Continue reading A Menstruating Woman – Why She Can’t Fast in Islam.
MABROOK ! The Blessed Month is upon us, Alhamdulillah. This is a collection of duas from the Quran, made by prophets, angels and people in need, throughout the stories in the Quran. May Allah accept our prayers this Ramadan, and may we find the best of ourselves, with His guidance, Ameen. Let me mention, that there … Continue reading Duas from the Quran
Women in Islam, often synonymous to the Arab concept of ‘purdah’, have been unveiled, ironically, by nearly every media house and spokesperson. Even laymen, with little to zero knowledge of Islam, claim with confidence that only a specialist would have, that Islam oppresses its women. In the vexations that surround topics such as these, Muslims … Continue reading Muslim women – Enslaved or Empowered ?
I am soooo very happy to announce that I got nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award ! This is soo cool and I am so very thankful to Mr. Laurence from Global security !!! It means a lot to be recognized for something I only just started, such a short while ago ! I got nominated last … Continue reading Yayy !
As a teenager growing up in Saudi Arabia, wearing a headscarf came naturally to me. Even then, when we flew back home to India, we would all get our hair cut and styled just before. I didn't start hijab until almost a decade later. January 2012. As a new year's resolution. There was a bunch … Continue reading What Happened When I Put A Scarf On.
If you haven't read Part I, click here - Jihad Series I – First Verse of Jihad. We've all heard about how Islam was "spread" by a sword. This happens to be a very popular belief, especially in the Indian sub continent. Though this remains a disputed topic, what is funny is that most people can't … Continue reading Jihad Series II – First Battle of Islam
Permission (to fight) has been granted to those against whom war has been waged because they have been treated unjustly, and Allah is certainly able to help them. These are the people who have been expelled unjustly from their homes only for the reason that they said, "Our Lord is Allah." - Quran 22:39-40. Surah Hajj, … Continue reading Jihad Series I – First Verse of Jihad
"And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me – indeed I am near. I respond to the supplication of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me and believe in Me that they may be guided." [Al-Qur’an 2:186] Often today, in a world as busy as ours, as … Continue reading As near as Can Be
A problem that I have had. I can't even remember how far back I developed this habit of procrastinating. Projects, tests, events, assignments - you name it and I procrastinated for every single one of them. It kind of gives me a thrill, to get work done by the last minute. ESPECIALLY if there is a … Continue reading Day 18
There will always be a question in my mind. No matter how happy I am. Or sad. Or mad. How high up in my life I am, or low. How loved I feel or disliked. And this question will continue to have a power over me, unless I channel it into something positive. Why do … Continue reading Day 16 – Something I always feel ‘what if’ about.