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11 Affirmations That Will Change Your Life Today (And Why They Work!)

Did you know that according to research a person has 80,000 thoughts a day? But here’s the surprising part…90 percent of these thoughts are actually recycled from the day before, and 80 percent of these are negative. Crazy right? So it makes sense why change can be so difficult, right? It is easy to live life…

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This Is For Anyone Who’s Being Fat Shamed Right Now

It’s a funny thing. With social distancing abound, I’m seeing an intense influx of accounts where young women have been bullied and abused by their near and “dear” over their weight. Truly, the volume has been overwhelming. I’m not here to offer any solutions. God knows, I’m not qualified to do so. But I do…

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This Is Why I’m so Grateful for My Islamic School

“Whoever travels a path in search of knowledge, God will make easy for him a path to Paradise.” With these words, our Prophet Muhammad emphasized the vitality of treading a path of knowledge, however far that distance may be. The Prophet’s words strengthen my resolve and commitment to continue and persevere in my quest to…

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This Book Reminds Us of the Struggle to Define “Home”

“Home:” 1) the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household; 2) relating to the place where one lives; 3) everywhere and nowhere. Out of all the definitions and words for “home,” we struggle to pinpoint where home is. We, the wandering souls of immigrants, were forced to leave “home” in…

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How I Became the First Child CEO of a Charity

…and if I can do this, you can too! I wasn’t nervous when I first met Adeem Younis, the Chairman of Penny Appeal—I’d heard of the charity and everything because I was actually at one of their events with my family when we first met. What I didn’t know was that Penny Appeal is an…

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This is Not Your Mama’s Halaqa Group

Halaqa groups can be intimidating. I do not have every part of the Quran memorized, and when sisters start naming one surah after the other, I feel shy asking what she meant. A halaqa should be a place free of judgment where sisters can bring up their perspectives in their relationship to Islam. That may…

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7 Commandments to be True to Yourself

Being born and brought up in Bangkok, Thailand with an Indian root was a quaint and quirky thing to me. I always had this thing of informing people of my family history — leading all the way back to my ancestors’ lives at times — and how I came to be, well, me: A mixture…