Happiness in Helping Others

Have you ever wondered why you smile when the sun is shining with its warmth felt on your face and skin? Have you ever wondered why you get into a mood when it is cold and rainy? One explanation is that at some point in your life you made an association between being happy or […]

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A Holistic Approach to Health

“Mirror, mirror on the wall? Who’s the fairest of them all?” “You’d be, if you’d used fair & lovely!” Oh dear, oh dear!  Let’s try that again. Look at the mirror, smile and say: “O Allah, just as you have made my external features beautiful, make my character beautiful as well” Subhanallah! That is confirming […]

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Women’s or Men’s Paradise?

Here we are, after the month of the blessed month of Ramadan. We ask Allah to accept our fasting, prayer and our good deeds. I ask Allah that this month had softened our hearts and increased us in faith and spirituality. By Allah’s mercy and blessings we need to keep that going for after Ramadan, […]

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Open Up To The Possibilities

I remember I was once asked by a psychotherapist, ‘why was I so excited and looking forward to Ramadan?’. A month of no-eating! I thought, hmm … how do I answer such a question? Do I go into the features and ruling of fasting in Islam? What clever, intellectual explanation do I give? Then  I […]

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