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Finding joy in the struggle

Finding joy in the struggle  Losing my husband lit a burning wildfire that spread across my chest, turning the things I loved into ash. I didn’t sugarcoat that pain. I wrote about it over the past few years. And despite the searing pain, I continued to live and write and be, even when I didn’t want to. Now in the aftermath of it all, I'm often asked: "how does one overcome grief?"  People want to understand how to climb out of such a dark place, and I get it. So I automatically respond with prepared bullet points: patience, connecting to the Quran, dua, faithful friends. Beautiful answer, but it still doesn't reach the core of the issue. The problem is,...

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Motherhood

Motherhood Beautiful and on point message. Duas for all mums. "This stage of life. It’s hard, you guys. I’m talking right now to you moms who are in your late 20's to early/mid 30’s. You have kids. Likely two, three, maybe four of them. They probably range in age from newborns to  7 or 8 year-olds. Give or take a few years.  In this stage of life, you are dealing with exhaustion. Mental, physical, and emotional. In this stage of life, you are dealing with teething. With ear infections. With stomach viruses. You are juggling nap schedules, and feeding schedules and soccer schedules. A million balls you are juggling, and you probably feel like you are dropping most of them....

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13 Motivational Hadith's on Character Building

13 Motivational Hadith’s on Character Building1) The best among youRasulullah (SAW) said, “Shall I tell you who are the best among you? The best of you are those who when seen are a means of Allah being brought to mind.” Al-Tirmidhi)2) Spend righteously and teach wisdomRasulullah (SAW) said, “There are two kinds of people worth envying: someone whom Allah has made rich and who spends his money righteously, and someone whom Allah has given wisdom and who acts according to it and teaches it to others.” (Al-Bukhari)3) Thank peopleRasulullah (SAW) said, “He who does not thank people does not thank Allah.” (Al-Tirmidhi)4) Teaching by exampleAbu Qatada (RA) said: “We were sitting in the Masjid when Rasulullah (SAW) came upon us...

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New Life

﴿ ٱعۡلَمُوٓاْ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُحۡىِ ٱلۡأَرۡضَ بَعۡدَ مَوۡتِہَا‌ۚ قَدۡ بَيَّنَّا لَكُمُ ٱلۡأَيَـٰتِ لَعَلَّكُمۡ تَعۡقِلُونَ ﴾(Know that Allah gives life to the earth after its death! Indeed We have made clear the Ayat to you, that you may understand.) (57:17)

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