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?”
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”
As of recent events, many of us have been facing challenges in our daily lives that are making us question everything. Continue reading “Reflections: Faith Over Fear”
“Only God can judge me.” I hear this phrase so often when someone wants to justify haram actions. Continue reading “Reflections: Only God Can Judge Me”
Iman (faith) is the best thing a person can have. Iman is beautiful, comforting, peaceful, but often times it can become weak within us. Continue reading “Reflections: Weak Iman”
Not everything requires your opinion.
Being a young Muslim in America can be a burden since we live in a society that glorifies drinking, drugs and sex. Movies, songs, tv shows, and all other forms of media, glorify this lifestyle and make it seem like if you aren’t doing these things, then you aren’t really “living.” Continue reading “Reflections: Hold Your Tongue”