Self discipline: A cure for losing faith

The opening chapter of the Qur’an, Surah Fatiha, is a duaa for guidance. This prayer for guidance is extremely important for the believer. In fact, it is so important that this Surah is meant to be said several times a day in our obligatory worship, salaah.

The problem, however, with merely praying for guidance is …


Where did we go wrong with our deen? And how do we get back on track?

I frequently find myself looking at the state of the Muslim ummah and asking myself, “Where did we go wrong with our deen? How were we so easily divided and distracted? Why are we stuck in this toxic cycle of rituals divorced from meaning?”

The answer eluded me for years. I’d find myself yearning for …


Acceptance: The step you’re missing to emotional healing

During the holidays, we had a couple of fish die. One was a yellow lab, and after its death the only other yellow lab in the tank looked lost. Then my husband bought another yellow lab. Upon its arrival into the aquarium, the surviving yellow lab instantly swam over to it and they accepted …