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  • Do We Care What Allah Wants For Us?
    “No,” the sister said indignantly. “I’m not going to pray about this because I know Allah will make it...
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    Focus On More Important Things, They Say
    “We should be talking about more important things!” No matter what topic I (or my brothers and sisters in...
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    We’re Not Muslim Just Because We Say We Are
    “I’m really worried about my brother,” the Arab woman said. “He’s Muslim, but he doesn’t believe in God anymore.” Listening...
  • Is Your Humility Making You Arrogant?
    “The thing about sincerity is you have to learn it, even when the world is watching. You just have...
  • Are You Pleased with Allah As Your Lord?
    Abdullah ibn Amr reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “None of you...
  • He Apologized? We Have No Idea What an Apology...
    "An apology, if it is truly an apology, is no more than a hope and a prayer—that the damage...
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    How ‘Good People’ End Up Destroying Lives and Souls
    “The tongue, O Allah, the tongue! Protect me from it, even as it moves in broken rhythm with my...
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    You Own No Heart or Life, But Your Own
    “And all those worldly comforts and human relationships you thought you couldn’t live without? They were just temporary companions...
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    The Other Side of Hurt: It’s Not About You
    No one should have to apologize for taking care of themselves. This is something that took me a long time...
  • Shukr, Teaching Your Hurting Heart Gratefulness
    O Allah! I have wronged my soul, so forgive me. I have forgotten myself, so pardon me. I have become frustrated...
  • Forced Positivity in the Abuse of Forgiveness
    Some people find it hard to forgive because they were never given any other choice. Forgiveness was the noose tightened...
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    Learn Who You Are Before Embracing Who You Are
    “Self-love isn’t always about focusing on all the wonderful things about yourself. More than anything, self-love is self-honesty. It...