Month: April 2018

Ramadhan: Intention Vs Outcome

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] Every year, a few weeks prior to Ramadan, we embrace a planning mode. From recipes of food to checklists of Emaan and Amal. We are taking a stock of our intentions. Our intention? To be our best version this Ramadan. Every deed is built upon the foundations of an intention. …

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Welcoming the Blessed Month

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] Allah سبحانه و تعالى blesses us with a benevolent month every year! The marvelous month of blessings… the amazing month of fasting… the spectacular month of punctuality and discipline… the benevolent month of mercy and repentance… the noble month of tranquility… and the magnificent month of the Noble Quran! The …

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Chasing Time

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.106″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] A man sat in the waiting room thinking of ways to kill time while he waited for his train. It was running late. He had to wait for a whole hour and he had nothing to do. He spent the first fifteen minutes looking around at people and mostly …

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Lessons from the Life of Yusuf (AS)

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] Allah swt sent down The Qur’an for us as guidance. Each chapter, each verse is incredibly valuable and it is for us to reflect upon and implement it in our lives. Many problems that we face today have been discussed in The Qur’an and Allah swt has also given us …

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Some Do’s and Don’t’s of Effective Listening

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] Hearing is defined as “the act of perceiving sound“. It is involuntary, you hear car engines roaring, birds chirping, voices of people conversing in the distance. It is mostly unintentional. The hearing is a function. Listening can be defined as “to give attention with the ear; attend closely for the purpose of hearing; give ear.” …

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Types of Nafs: Id, Ego, and Superego

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] Nafs, in Islam, is referred to the soul or the inner self. It is the part of the ruh (soul) which can be controlled by the individual. Unlike the ruh, which is always positive and has no negative sides, the nafs can be both positive and negative. We can also …

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Effective Tips for Counselling

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] So, you want to become a counselor? Did you ever think about how you could become an effective counselor? As you already know, being a counselor is a job that holds great responsibility, where you basically explore others’ lives and observe it in their shoes, in order to help them …

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Can You Make the Most Out of Ramadan With Depression?

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] As the blessed month of Ramadan approaches, many Muslim communities across the globe are buzzing with excitement on social media. Ramadan is a month filled with blessings; it is a great opportunity for Muslims to seek forgiveness, to earn plenty of rewards and to change themselves for the better. There …

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Building Self-Confidence

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] Self-confidence is all about believing in yourself, which comes as a result of self-acceptance. Hence, self-acceptance is the first step in building self-confidence. When you peacefully and full-heartedly accept yourself with all imperfections, then self-confidence begins to build. When we talk about self-acceptance as the first step in building self-confidence, …

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Be the Best Provision

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] Marriage is a beautiful Sunnah that beautifies and gives meaning to a relationship. It’s a relationship that is always in need of the blessings of Allah SWT. Our beautiful religion also guides on how to mold our character in order to sow the seeds of love and blessings in the …

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