Reflections

a prayer for acceptance

ear Allah,  Sometimes I’m nervous that I am reading the Quran or praying for the sake of reaching my goals for the month. I hope You don’t mind too...

making Allah happy

The next 10 days, what is one extra thing can you add to your worship? Listen, it doesn’t have to be big. It just has to be a little extra for just...

grant me what is good for me

Tell me if you relate: sometimes I get scared for asking something in fear that I may not be thinking it all through and that thing may not be the ...

your value

Listen, don’t waste too much of your time trying persuade someone of your value. Don’t make that a personal challenge. You can’t make them change t...

take a chill pill

You know it’s time to take a chill pill when you can’t even listen to a nine minute video on staying open. I was listening to Lily Esterom podcast ...

society's expectations

Society tells me how I should feel based on what I choose to wear. I totally give in to it here and there. Like I should have more variety of shoes...

set the ego aside

We can’t control most of what happens around us. But we can what’s inside with practice and consistency. Our biggest enemy and the trap to our down...

praying for good outcomes

All traps. You know what would be a great loss? When you keep praying for a certain outcome for the sake of worldly things. And it ends up that the...

bless the teacher

Bless the teachers. We may not have a big masjid, we may not have many resources, but most valuably we have teachers who are committed to providing...

reignite the spark

I recently picked up a short audio course on basic Mandarin to prepare myself for some upcoming adventures (in shaa Allah!). As a translator, there...

finding serenity

Went for a beach day with my husband the other day and it was, above all else, simple. The beach we went to was a small, out of the way family beac...

spreading good

You are good - it’s your duty to know that.  You are made of good - it’s your duty to protect that.  You are filled with good - it’s your duty to g...