Sometimes it’s easy to forget the simplest reasoning behind certain situations. More often than not, we easily forget the universal truth that everything Allah (SWT) has sent down to us, is not by coincidence, but by an ultimate knowledge that only He possesses. Continue reading “Reflections: Benefits of Salah”
Things are about to get real.
Taqwa. A word Muslims have heard many times before. So much so that sometimes, it’s easy to forget the power and severity behind it’s meaning. In its simplest definition, taqwa can translate into being aware and cognizant of Allah (SWT). Continue reading “Reflections: What Is Taqwa?”
It was Sunday night and I was doing the dishes while listening to the soundtrack of my favorite Disney princess movie, Tangled. I was singing along to “When Will My Life Begin” when suddenly a conversation about “when your life begins” started among my siblings and myself. What my 10 year old brother had to say, took me by surprise. Continue reading “Stop Romanticizing Exhaustion”
Knowledge is everything. When you are constantly seeking to gain knowledge and questioning everything, that is when you are truly utilizing the gift of thinking for yourself. When you don’t seek out knowledge, that is how ignorance manifests itself. Some of the main issues that people (both Muslims and non-Muslims) have about Islam stem from pure ignorance and utter lack of knowledge on a given subject. One of the most “debated” subjects in Islam is how people genuinely believe that hitting women in any form has a place within the religion. Astaghfirullah. Continue reading “Reflections: Is Hitting Women Permissible In Islam?”
In the age of social media, not only does everyone have an opinion, but everyone knows everyone’s opinion. Continue reading “Reflections: Advising In Islam”
I remember being a little girl and watching my mother pray. Her dupatta (scarf) delicately wrapped around her head as she stood on my favorite blue janamaz (prayer rug). Continue reading “Reflections: The Meaning Behind Allahu Akbar”
What is barakah and why should we try our best in attaining it? In its simplest definition, barakah can be described as a bountiful, divine blessing from Allah (SWT). Continue reading “Reflections: Ways To Earn Barakah”
We are excited to announce that SpillTheChai is officially accepting writing submissions!
We are open to everyone who has something meaningful to say. To us, writing is a form of expression and empowerment. We want to make it known that this is a safe space for your personal thoughts, struggles, or even just a great food recipe you want to share with the world! We’re handing the microphone to you. We encourage and welcome anyone who wants to speak their truth.
Submissions may be anonymous upon request. If you’re interested and want to spill some chai of your own, email us at email@example.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!