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Ramadan Apps – Let Technology Help You In Ramadan!

Technology has finally caught up with Ramadan as well. Muslims all over the world are observing their fasts, but this time around they have certain interesting tools to help them along on this month-long journey: mobile apps that help users worship more efficiently! Below is a list of a few Ramadan apps that are a must for every tech savvy Muslim! Muslim Pro This is one of the most downloaded

Six Ways To Make the Most of Your I’tikaf

I’tikaf is an extremely important Sunnah. According to Aishah (RAA), the Prophet (PBUH): “Used to perform i’tikaf in the last ten days of Ramadan until Allah the Mighty & Majestic, took him.” (Bukhari & Muslim) Itikaf is the most amazing way to end your Ramadan and a great opportunity for us to gain immense rewards and strengthen and boost our imaan. The following are six ways in which we can maximize benefits

Finding Laylatul Qadr

In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. Surely, We sent it down during the Night of Decree. And what shall make thee know what the Night of Decree is? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. Therein descend angels and the Spirit by the command of their Lord with Divine decree concerning every matter. It is all peace till the rising of the dawn. (Surah

What will you do After Ramadan?

Ramadan is almost over my friends. The month of spiritual cleansing is about to come to a close. Blog post after blog post has discussed about how Ramadan prepares you for change, that Ramadan is just a time for training, the rest of the year is when you’re supposed to bring that training into action. To cut a long story short, the habits and ways that we adopted to avoid

The Average Pakistani Housewife’s Ramadan

Let me make it clear at the outset….I am a MAN and yes, I am writing about women. That in itself sounds like a death wish, but I am going to take my chances. Ramadan – A Woman’s Month! Contrary to popular belief, Ramadan is a woman’s month not a man’s. People commonly think that during Ramadan, men do nothing at the office all day; all work comes to a

The Tale of Three Imams

I grew up in the United States where religious programming wasn’t as much religious as it was a setup for asking for donations from television viewers. Sermons crafted to motivate the viewers for donations would start innocently with dreams of building a church for followers to come on Sundays to hear the Word of God. Over time, however, the requests turned into opportunities to sell sermons on tape, books that

People of Kalash – A Heritage Almost Lost?

Hailing from Chitral, the Kalash are an indigenous people and one of the most intriguing tribes in the world. The people of Kalash have a fascinating story. It is said that these people are descendants of Alexander the Great. According to some Kalash, they are from a place called Tysiam but till about a century ago the Kalash were inhabitants of what is today known as Nuristan in Afghanistan. It

The Real Purpose of Fasting

Before we do something, we want to know why we are doing it. What is the benefit of doing it?  You must have read and heard a lot about the purpose and benefits of fasting such as health benefits and spiritual objectives, etc.  But all of these pieces of information are based on our limited understanding and our limited knowledge.  Let’s see what Allah (SWT) tells us about the purpose

Are Pakistanis Really That Fat?

Oh yes we are!!! According to a new international study. There are not a lot of studies that cover Pakistan unless they are related to poverty or terrorism or women’s rights. However, recently a very interesting study with a slightly different focus was conducted which also included Pakistan. It was a study on obesity. This the Global Burden of Disease Study, which covered 188 countries, was carried out by and published