The Direct Impact of Video games on Children

“When I looked at the addictive qualities of video games and how they captivate people’s attention, I decided to try the same technology for enhancing well-being”. -Deepak Chopra   Original Post appeared in Psychologytoday.com by Victoria L. Dunckley M.D., Mental ...

What Divorced Men Wish They Had Done Differently In Their ...

Kelsey Borresen, Original Publication at Huffington Post Looking back, these men reveal some of the missteps they made and the regrets they have.  What ex-husbands would change if they were to do it all over again After a marriage ends ...

Study: Increase In Anxiety And Suicidality Among College Students

 “Compulsive consumption of social media is one factor experts are pointing to as factor in rising anxiety among students” – Abby Jackson, Business Insider originally appeared on abcnews.go.com Sending a child off to college is an immense accomplishment for parents, ...

What is Gaslighting?

Original Post at Healthline “This term is used in the 1944 Ingrid Bergman film Gaslight, in which a husband purposefully drives his wife insane by flickering lights, making noises in the attic, and then claiming the very real experience was ...

My Mother was a Secret: A hidden diagnosis and a ...

Posted by Permission:  Naureen Ahmed, Original Post MuslimMatter.com My parents married each other in the late 70’s in Karachi. They moved to Brooklyn, NY, where my mother gave birth to my two sisters in a span of 13 months. My ...

21 Ways to Say Goodbye to Bad Relationships and Move ...

By: Ehab Hassan, Original Post MuslimMatters.org   So you finally came to your senses. That girl or guy you’ve been talking to is not the best thing that’s ever happened to you, and definitely not helping you advance or get ...

Podcast: Muslim Marriage Crisis

“The man dreams of a perfect woman and the woman dreams of a perfect man and they don’t know that Allah created them to perfect one another.” ~Ahmad AlShugairi The Muslim community is going through a major crisis regarding marriage.  ...

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 ...