Self reflection and discovery

A time to heal. Hard lessons to be learned, or rather, accepted. The reality of this world is overwhelming to me. I have learned that I am not as strong as I thought I was and not nearly as patient as I thought I was. The reality is that I am emotionally ill equiped, unable …

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The bigger truth!

I recently read a comment on Facebook responding to another person's post about someone that went through a life saving surgery. The first comment in response to the post  was, "Thank God that this was able to happen." The very next comment was "Don't thank God, thank the surgeon who performed this surgery." My initial …

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The blessed days of Dhul Hijjah and the pilgrimage

It is believed, by some,  that The Holy Ka'bah, located in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, was first built by Adam (Peace be upon him), the first man, first Prophet in the worship of One God, that it was forgotten for many years, and was later found by the Prophet Ibrahim and his son Ishmael (Peace be …

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Insha’Allah

One day you will ask me about my religion, not assuming that all of the stereotypes you have heard are true……Insha’Allah One day you will ask me what I believe instead of glaring, staring, or making comments as I walk past…..Insha’Allah One day you will listen, with an open heart…...Insha’Allah One day ~ One God! …

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Maryam (AS), (Mary) Mother of Prophet Isa (Jesus) (AS). A role model for Sisters in Islam.

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim Maryam, (Mary), (Alaiha Salaam), Mother of Prophet Isa (Jesus) (Alaihi Salaam) A role model for all of my dear sisters in Islam. Maryam (AS), the mother of Prophet Isa (AS) was a remarkable woman. She was one of the greatest women of her time. She was devoted to the worship of Allah …

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Let’s redefine our status symbols

The dictionary defines "status symbol" as: something, such as a possession or an activity, by which one's social or economic prestige is measured. When one hears the expression "status symbol" what or who typically comes to mind? What images instantly pop into your brain? Monetary wealth and success? Trump Plaza? Fancy Cars? Fame? Hollywood? Designer …

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