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Taking Your Iman to New Heights

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Taking Your Iman to New Heights

Oftentimes, we delay a certain deed, such as wearing hijab, waiting for a time when our Iman is “higher” so that the deed will become either easier to do or more noble in nature. Should we really wait until we build our Iman higher so that hijab can become easier? Should we really work on what’s inside first? Isn’t what’s “inside” more important? Although our interior, our hearts and intentions, are vital, postponing doing a good deed until our Iman is higher is more of an excuse than a good idea. Why?

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University Life

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University Life

Here is some advice to consider while being caught up in the business of university life. We all wait for the day when we will finally be college students.  It is the freedom of taking classes later than eight in the morning, the freedom to choose our professors, and sometimes, the chance to live like […]

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Tomorrow Never Comes

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Tomorrow Never Comes

This is dedicated to Z.K., A.A.K., and M.E. Though I never knew any of you personally, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala made your deaths an inspiration for me. I pray each reader takes your deaths as an inspiration as well and not in vain. I pray that Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala makes this article a massive means of sadaqah jariyah […]

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The Imperfect Approach

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The Imperfect Approach

Perfection is the goal that keeps us from all other goals. It is the obstacle I face whenever I am motivated to do something productive, especially when it comes to Islam. I always hope and dream to be a better Muslim, planning the next step to increase my iman, to become the ‘perfect Muslimah.’

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Harry Potter Hijabis

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Harry Potter Hijabis

I have to confess, I am definitely not as big a Harry Potter fan as many of my diehard friends are. I stopped reading halfway into the second book, and I probably could not tell you the title of the one I actually did read. I have, however, been dedicated enough to watch all seven-ish or eight-ish movies without fail, and I shed a lone tear when Hedwig the puffy owl died in the last film. I guess the only real reason I kept up with the hype was because it reminded me of my childhood, and it was invigorating to witness the transformation of Harry, Ron and Hermione. For many of us – silly as it may seem – Hedwig’s death along with the finale of the Harry Potter series signified the end of our own claims to youth. Who knew that Harry Potty had more depth to it than just a couple of kids with awesome British accents?

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