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11 Tips to Consider When Proposing for Marriage

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Jan 20, 2015 · 13 min read

A couple of years ago, I was finishing college and beginning to seriously consider marriage. Like many others, I wasn’t sure how to...

At the Heart of it All

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Aug 29, 2014 · 5 min read

His brightly polished royally brown oxfords tapped along the cool morning pavement as he rushed to who knows where on a brisk morning....

The Purpose of Optimism

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Aug 5, 2014 · 6 min read

Optimism is a virtue of the righteous believer. Being optimistic is to be hopeful and confident about what the future holds. We have been...

Who Makes the Rules?

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Jun 9, 2014 · 5 min read

If we were to ask any Muslim, practising or not practising, if they thought they were more knowledgeable, wiser or more morally upright...

You Are Ethereal

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Mar 13, 2014 · 4 min read

This is a message to anyone who has ever struggled, with anything: You’ll be okay. Sit back and remember; Allah loves you, a lot. You...

The Final Appointment

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Feb 15, 2014 · 5 min read

Written by Jasim Malik, MYM Contributor Being informed of my upcoming dentist appointment brought numerous, rather unpleasant memories back...

A Fresh Start

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Oct 22, 2013 · 9 min read

I didn’t say hello. I didn’t say salaam. I didn’t ask for a name. Nor did I say mine. I just walked straight up to someone...

The Blessing of Pain

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Sep 18, 2013 · 7 min read

Of the symptoms associated with heartache is a frantic change in emotion. I am half way through the pangs of sorrow when I stop to breathe....

What is a Good Deed?

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Jul 18, 2013 · 5 min read

We go about our lives performing good and charitable acts whether they are listening to our parents, getting homework done on time, giving...

Holidays or Holy Days?

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Jul 11, 2013 · 5 min read

I once read someone’s musings on happiness, and it gave me a much more active perspective on the emotion. The writer mentioned that he...

Trust and Loyalty

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Mar 11, 2013 · 5 min read

Nikah is the legal binding of a man and a woman in marriage. This relationship leaves deep impressions in the social life of the partners...

A Soul’s Showpiece

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Feb 11, 2013 · 5 min read

It stood gracefully on a shelf of an antique wooden cabinet – a showpiece in the shape of a heart bordered with Swarovski diamonds. Its...