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Laylatul Qadr Ramadan 2012

Imagine worshipping Allah for a thousand months? Do you know how long that is?1000 months equals 83 years and four months of worship! Now, think if you could get the reward for over 83 years of worship by just worshipping a single night...amazing right?Muslims are lbessed with the opportunity to seek out the Night of… Continue reading Laylatul Qadr Ramadan 2012

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My Ramadan Hacks: A Guide to a More Spiritual Ramadan

Dear Readers,I know I'm rather late in wishing you Ramadan Mubarak, but if you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, I was wishing my followers as soon as reports of the crescent moon had been sighted were confirmed.In Ramadans past have you ever felt that you weren't able to accomplish much, or that you were… Continue reading My Ramadan Hacks: A Guide to a More Spiritual Ramadan

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Productive Muslim Seminar

Productive Muslim held their 4th seminar on Wednesday in wait for it...Jeddah! I was lucky enough to get a ticket, they sold out pretty fast. YIG volunteers  did a fantastic job organising  the event in collaboration with JCCI who generously provided the venue. It started at 5pm and finished a bit before 11, with Salah… Continue reading Productive Muslim Seminar

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Death by a Duststorm

Dear Readers,You are probably thinking what kind of overly dramatic and morbid title is that? Well, as I have previously blogged, the Middle East continues to be engulfed in dust, there was an all out sandstorm in the middle of last week resulting in the closure of schools in Riyadh and Jeddah. Although there is… Continue reading Death by a Duststorm

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Seeking Barakah:18 sources of Barakah

18 sources of Barakah visual courtesy Shahira ElaizaToday, I would like to share with you a visual of '18 sources of Barakah' compiled by Productive Muslim, and beautifully transformed into a visual by the inspirational Shahira Elaiza.I was thrilled to discover the Productive Muslim  site as I loved their popular Productive Ramadan effort. Now, you… Continue reading Seeking Barakah:18 sources of Barakah

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Bribery: The Disease Destroying Society

Dear Readers,I recently came across certain posts online that reminded me once again that Saudi society is not what it used to be. I was tremdendously saddend to read an article on the Saudi Life blog, titled 'Beard annoys corrupt corporates".It was the poor tale a of industrial salesman who lost his job as he… Continue reading Bribery: The Disease Destroying Society

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Duaas in times of Distress and Difficulty

Why should you make duaa in difficult times? Because duas/prayers can change your destiny.  The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between your knees and the floor.Remember in the Quran, Surah AL Baqarah V186:  "And when My servants ask you about Me, of course, I am near. I respond to… Continue reading Duaas in times of Distress and Difficulty

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The Importance of Ashura- Tenth of Muharram and Fasting

Ashura' commemorates the day that Allah saved the Children of Israel from Pharaoh.Fasting on Muharram 10, known as the Day of 'Ashura', expiates for the sins of the past year. When the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) arrived in Madinah in 622 CE, he found that the Jews there fasted on Muharram 10 and… Continue reading The Importance of Ashura- Tenth of Muharram and Fasting

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Eid Al-Adha: The History Behind the Sacrifice

Dear Readers,This is my first Islamic knowledge post, I've always been a bit nervous about posting it as you have to make sure what you say is accurate and that you say it well, as this maybe the first and last impression of our beautiful  religion somebody might get.As you may know Muslims have been… Continue reading Eid Al-Adha: The History Behind the Sacrifice