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 […]Read More Happiness in Helping Others
“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 […]Read More A Holistic Approach to Health
Have you ever tried to do DIY or build anything? Imagine the example of a laborer who has no money for his next meal or rent unless he builds a house and gets paid. When inspected at the end of the day, the house crumbles with the slightest push. He lost a day’s hard work […]Read More What Does Action Got To Do With Faith?
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, […]Read More Women’s or Men’s Paradise?
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 […]Read More Open Up To The Possibilities