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What Do We Do in Islam When Visiting Graves?

Muslims often ask themselves, “What should I do when visiting someone’s grave?” If that’s the case with you, here’s what Islam teaches us to do at graveyards.

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How to Practice Gratitude Effortlessly as a Gen Z Muslim

Life resembles a rollercoaster ride full of exhilarating ups and challenging downs. When everything aligns perfectly, and we find ourselves wrapped in pure happiness, we often attribute these experiences to the blessings bestowed upon us by Allah (SWT). It is in these times that our hearts naturally overflow with gratitude. However, when faced with adversity…


6 Powerful Gems From Quran & Hadith To Ward off Jinn for Good

The Jinn have been on this earth for a long time, even before Prophet Adam (AS) first came down to earth. While mostly invisible to us, people all over the world and for centuries have reported possessions, evil whispering, and all over bad things. That’s why, we need to stay protected from Jinn. Fortunately, we’ve been…

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This Is Why the Day of Arafah Is So Important

The first ten days of Dhul Hijjah are finally upon us. And amongst those last ten days is a day that holds extreme significance for each and every Muslim: the day of Arafah. Arafah is actually a place southwest of the Ka’bah in Makkah. It is a vast plain where pilgrims performing Hajj spend a…

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5 Duas To Recite on the Day of Arafah

The most blessed day of the year is upon us: The day of Arafah. During the day of Arafah, starting a little before noon and lasting until sunset, pilgrims come together at the Plain of Arafah in Mecca. They engage in a solemn act of devotion, standing steadfastly before Allah (SWT), seeking His mercy and…


5 Duas to Recite for Those in Need of Healing

One of the hardest things to face in life is to watch someone you love in need of healing due to an illness. And while science and technology have advanced and we’ve made more discoveries over the years, there’s only so much our doctors and experts can do. In those times we end up feeling…

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3 Ways You Can Keep Up Good Habits After Ramadan

As the blessed month of Ramadan comes to an end, many of us want to continue the good habits we began during the month. The desire to better yourself is an integral part of our faith and every effort of practicing good habits counts! Here are three tips for keeping up your good habits after…

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4 Signs That It Might Be Laylatul Qadr

The last ten nights of Ramadan are considered the most auspicious because one of these nights marks Laylatul Qadr, the Night of Power. It was on this night that the Angel Jibreel revealed the verses of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH.) Muslims around the world spend the night of Laylatul Qadr in worship. Although…

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4 Charitable Organizations You Can Donate to During Ramadan

As we enter the last ten days of Ramadan, Muslims globally are participating in acts of worship through congregation, hosting gatherings for iftar, and engaging in actions that strengthen and purify themselves spiritually. However, for a significant number of Muslims, Ramadan may appear differently.  For some Muslims during Ramadan in specific areas around the world,…

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Fried Foods During Iftar Are a Match Made in Heaven

For many of us, iftar is incomplete without a fried snack. From hot pakoras, tasty sambusas, spring rolls, samosas, qatayef, murtabak, jilapi (just to name a few) fried foods are hands down the most popular foods for iftar. Making them can be such a communal experience, by managing ingredient preparing, folding pastry, and frying. With…

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Ramadan May Have Looked Like This During the Time of the Prophet (PBUH)

Ramadan – where believers are gathering together as one community for the congregation. Food and beverages of all kinds are prepared by members of the household. People are staying up into the late hours of the night to eat their only meal before sunrise. They are dedicating time to purifying their soul through lectures, recitations…