When the Prophet Cares

Guest Post:  Omar Sallam “Those who show mercy will be shown mercy by the Most Merciful.” Mercy is a Divine attribute of God, the aim of the Prophetic role, and a virtue brought forward every time a reader reads the ...

Reasons You Are at Fault When Your Child Acts Like ...

“There is no gift that a father gives his child more virtuous than good manners.” ~Prophet Muhammad (Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1953) By Lauren Levy Parenting can feel like an uphill battle, no matter your child’s age. Not only is there a ...

Cyber bullying and its Repercussions on a Person’s Life

  Guest Post By: Tasniya Sultana   Today, I broke down crying. I cried for a good half an hour to 45 minutes because I felt as though I could feel the pain and frustrations of everyone who has been ...

My First Ramadan: Final Countdown

“He has left his food, drink and desires for my sake.  The fast is for me, so I will reward (The fasting person) for it and the reward of good deeds is multiplied ten times”    ~Sahih Al bukhari Guest post by ...

Ramadan: Use Anger to Come Closer to Allah

  Guest post by :  Saba Malik Ah, Ramadan. The month when the doors of the glorious gates of Jannah are wide open. The month when those hunger pangs bring us ever closer to our Creator. The month when wonderful ...

Bipolar Disorder and Me

“Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It’s a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life.” ~ Carrie Fisher Guest Post:  Inshirah Aleem You could have hit me upside ...

When Love is Not Enough: Reassessing Marriage in the Muslim ...

*This article is adapted from a presentation Sr. Hosai Mojaddidi prepared for the Grand Mawlid event, held February 5th, 2012 in Santa Clara, California.   According to a Soundvision survey conducted in 2010: “If you attended six Muslim weddings this summer, ...

My First Ramadan: Week Two

Guest Post By Archimedes Aquino Hunger was the first week’s challenge.  The new challenge for this week was sleep. I’ve gotten used to the cycle of the new routine with the lulls in energy at noon and three in the ...

Tired of Being Single?

Dr. Nafisa Sekandari and Sr. Hosai Mojaddidi “Relationship idolatry happens when we place too much emphasis on our relationships rather than working on our own self-realization. What you might think you should get from a relationship (a sense of peace, ...

10 Ways to Avoid Marrying the Wrong Person!

Dr. Nafisa Sekandari and Sr. Hosai Mojaddidi “And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquillity in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy.  Indeed in that are signs ...

What’s Really Happening When You Vent All the Time

By Martha Beck   “Yes, your situation is infuriating. And yes, complaining bitterly can make you feel better but only up to a point”. ~ Martha Beck   Oh, the joy of collective bitching! How sweet it is to speak ...

7 Types of ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)

Originally posted by Amen Clinics Attention Deficit Disorder is one of the most well-recognized childhood developmental problems. But it doesn’t end in childhood. Did you know that a full 60% of those diagnosed with ADD in childhood will continue to ...

Dealing with “Toxic” Friends

Dr. Nafisa Sekandari and Sr. Hosai Mojaddidi Do you have a “friend” whom you’re always trying to avoid? Do you send their calls to voice mail and hope they don’t call back? Does being around them for longer than a ...

My First Ramadan: Week One

Guest Post By Archimedes Aquino This is my first year fasting as a Muslim.  I converted a month before the start of Ramadan.  What has been most difficult is binge eating and drinking from 3:00-4:00 am so that I can ...

Smart Kids More Likely to Use Drugs

Original Post:  Huffington Post by By Anna Almendrala How’s this for peer pressure? Not only do the cool kids smoke pot, but it turns out the smart kids do, too. We joke, of course. But a new study suggests that ...

Converting to Islam: The Highs and Lows

My Conversion Experience   Editor’s Note:  The convert/revert experience within the Muslim community, in a time of Islamophobia as well as hateful media and political rhetoric towards Muslims, can pose many challenges for the new convert. Individuals convert to Islam ...

Child Abuse & the Muslim Community

  Child abuse is the dirty little secret no one wants to talk about yet in many homes across the world, it’s as prevalent today as it was centuries ago.  According to www.childhelp.org, “Over 3 million reports of child abuse ...

Anger Management

  “Anger is the energy that people use in order to act.  But when you are angry, you are not lucid, and you might do wrong things” ~Thich Nhat Hanh. Dr. Nafisa Sekandari and Sr. Hosai Mojaddidi Anger, as an ...

A Mother’s Reflection of Grief & Loss in Islam

“Whoever finds love beneath hurt and grief disappears into emptiness with a thousand new disguises.” Rumi Guest Post: Majidah (Margaret) Comparetta In 1999 I embraced Islam. The journey to Islam was long and experiential. I became involved with Westernized Sufism ...

Top 10 Effective Parenting Strategies

“It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to ...