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Cannibalism!

People are more lenient when it comes to back-biting because in its nature its easy to indulge with and does not cause hardship to act upon it, all it needs is a move of a tongue, especially if the one being back-bitten was an enemy to those who are in the gathering, because they will be busy mentioning his or her flaws and become delighted with what they hear from defects about him or her in the same way a thirsty person is delighted with cold water to extinguish the heat inside of them, but in reality it is the retaliation from a helpless person, a weapon in the hands of a coward, because backbiters are always defeated when they know that the one they backbite is present, they would turn their slur into praise!

Islamic Design

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Inspirations and Spirtuality

5 Easy Ways to Have Your Most Energetic Ramadan Ever!

Why are the fried samosas and greasy pizza served at iftar parties so bad for you? The “bad” fats in those foods actually signal your body to slow down and limit physical activity! Therefore, you run the risk of being too tired for taraweeh prayers, or worse yet, suhoor and Fajr prayers the next morning. Also, keep your portions small; eat a few small meals throughout the evening, and avoid “IBS- Iftar Binge Syndrome"!

The Patient Muslim: Nurturing Sabr during Ramadan

Applying sabr in our lives beyond Ramadan gives us the skills to conquer frustration, giving a sense of emotional freedom and choice in how we manage stressful situations. Having that control in our lives will contribute further to psychological wellbeing too. There are many things we don’t have a choice over, but we do have the choice to be patient in managing adverse situations in our life with a rational and thoughtful approach according to the teaching of Islam, which will ultimately result in an improved lives on many levels.

Are You Ready To Escape?

Your heart is opened and your soul finally gets a chance to heal. You’ll find yourself overwhelmingly, ridiculously happy just sipping water after a long hot day of fasting. You’ll give generously to anyone who asks, look forward to ‘Iftar’ with your family and loved ones and you’ll stand for hours at night to pray, willingly giving up your sleep. You’ll quench your thirst when you feed a poor person, and your heart will race you to the mosque for ‘Taraweeh’.

Quranic Reflections

Qiyaam – Standing in front of the Almighty

"Those who fulfill the rights of the first standing in prayers, will in fact be facilitating the second one on the Day of Judgement, and whoever considers this easy and does not pay due attention to it, he will be making the other one difficult for himself."- Ibn Qayyim. Read the article to find tips on how we can improve our Qiyaam in Salah and develop Khushu in it.