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An Open Letter to Parents of Muslim Teens

An Open Letter to Parents of Muslim Teens

Are you the parent or guardian of Muslim teens? This must be a scary time for you. You must spend a lot of time worrying about the potential danger out there for your teens. Yet, you feel powerless with little to no control over what goes on in their lives. You know that things are

A Letter to my Nafs: On Being Purposeful [Part 1]

A Letter to my Nafs: On Being Purposeful [Part 1]

A letter to my nafs on being purposeful and mindful. I know you need motivation. So remember the covenant you made with Allah (SWT), as mentioned in the Qur’an. I know the struggle is real. But like it or not, I have to win over you ~ dear nafs. O Allah! Inspire my heart to

A Letter to My Teen Self: On Having Faith and Making The Best of Teen Years

A Letter to My Teen Self: On Having Faith and Making The Best of Teen Years

Psychologists have identified teen years to be a period of rapid growth and development – from physical to cognitive. It is a phase which ushers in maturity with its many responsibilities and choices. An early American psychologist, G.Stanley Hall called adolescence a time of ‘storm and stress’. A time of storm indeed, I agree! Looking

Keys to Unlocking Your Islamic Identity

Keys to Unlocking Your Islamic Identity

Are you struggling with your Islamic identity? You do not say what you mean all the time. And do not appear as you would want to. You are afraid of labels and weird looks. You even have nightmares about losing your job or business links. And you feel your social status may become compromised in