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The Day My Husband Fell

By Umaima Jafri Preface I am alone in the bedroom with our youngest child late one evening, in the Spring of 2017. If you were to meet our youngest today, you might not guess that he was a late talker, but he was. At two years old, he understood a lot, but his articulated words were few. He answered yes …

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Praying When You Can’t Pray: How to Overcome the Lack of Motivation

Image credit: pexels[dot]com/photo/arabic-faith-fasting-islam-33313/ My teacher once said, “Some people feel better after they have prayed and some pray after they feel better. Both are aiming for the same target, but the latter option will leave you feeling utterly lost.” He was absolutely right. If you are someone who is waiting to ‘feel better first’, I humbly urge you to pray …

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Praying When You Don’t Feel like Praying: How to Overcome the Lack of Motivation

Image credit: pexels[dot]com/photo/arabic-faith-fasting-islam-33313/ My teacher once said, “Some people feel better after they have prayed and some pray after they feel better. Both are aiming for the same target, but the latter option will leave you feeling utterly lost.” He was absolutely right. If you are someone who is waiting to ‘feel better first’, I humbly urge you to pray …

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Highs and Lows of Parenting

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I currently live in Qatar. I have four kids. My elder two are moving back to US next summer, inshaAllah. My daughter will start her Masters degree and my son will pursue his undergrad, while my husband and I with our younger two kids will stay back in the Middle East. That’s the plan we have and Allah is the …

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Interview with Lilly S. Mohsen (Therapist, Spiritual Speaker, and Author)

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Joining us on the first episode of season 4 today is, Sr. Lilly Mohsen. Lilly Mohsen is a part-time therapist, spiritual speaker and a writer for various educational and inspirational blogs, including Productive Muslim. She is currently pursuing her Diploma in Islamic Psychology and is a single mother. In this episode, we talk about how to choose a career that …

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True Story from Hardship to Ease: How to Deal with Difficult Parents

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This is a sensitive issue. It is a dilemma to many people: how to deal with difficult parents? There are two dimensions in this situation. On the one hand, our Creator, Allah has placed much emphasis on being dutiful to parents under all circumstances, even if they disbelieve in Him. There is an interesting hadith to reflect on…  ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar …

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How Will You Impact 40?

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I should probably offer to help.  But then again, sitting in my car and watching this guy who looks like a professional wrestler try to tie a king size mattress to the top of a mini cooper on what the weatherman described as the windiest day of the year is about as entertaining as it gets. My wife and I …

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The Pain Of Loss: A Story Of Hope

He was happily married for only three years when he received news that his wife had passed away in a car accident. His 14-month old daughter, Aayah, would grow up not having known her mother. He had no family who could help raise her except for a distant sibling, who already had children of her own. Eventually, he began to …

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Muslim Food Groups: How to Improve Community Nutrition

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By Shireen Hakim After a stimulating evening lecture at an organized masjid in Orange County, California, I stopped by their burgeoning snack bar where halal dinner was advertised, my mouth watering. “We have pizza for the kids, or halal burgers for the adults,” the efficient hijab-clad volunteer informed me. “Oh, I try not to eat red meat often, and I …

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