– Fasting and aitekaaf, even during the year- can help us in many ways.
This blog is all about how you can try out aitekaf even at home. The other point is that it is good to do it during Ramzan; However, it is possible to do it even during the rest of the year, and for short periods of time. Life in today’s world is so stressful that we need these little windows of spiritual strengthening. No matter which religion you belong to, it is good thing to meditate and try to detach from our lives and connect with our Maker.
Sorry everyone. Ramzan somehow brings out the zombie in you. Twenty eight days of fasting and feasting has taken its toll. Sleep being the biggest victim, you spend more time trying to sleep than actually sleeping. No matter what you do, you are always short on sleep. So, now, with 28th day of fasting sixteen hours a day, behind me, I’m feeling better in many ways. Even though, I’m quite lethargic. My fault this time was that I didn’t do any exercise. Previously, I’ve always walked the last half hour before iftari, but not this time.
I believe that in every religion there is this option of spiritual connection with one’s Maker. Do, try whatever way you can have within your own religion.
Continue reading “Spiritual Awakening Session of Aitekaaf.”
Somehow, you always receive more than you give!
This topic is so close to my heart, I don’t know where to start! I suppose charity begins with empathy. Yet there are so many beginnings to it.
Why give charity? It can be any of these reasons:
- To help others out of their dilemmas.
- To thank Allah for all that He has blessed you with.
- It is the best way to bring your own problems into perspective.
- It is the best anti-depressant, and diffuser of sadness. An instant mood booster.
- A financial booster. (I’ll explain in a while.)
Continue reading “Joy of Charity Work”
Here is a sure shot way to face the trials of life successfully! At least this is how I faced them. I’m sharing with you some of my special selections which gave me peace and courage during the worst times of my life.
These are verses from the Quran which have touched me deeply. I keep adding to these, as I read. The words have given me strength in the most difficult circumstances.
Note: The English translations are by Muhammad Farooq-e-Azam Malik (1997) almost entirely. Kindly, forgive me if there are any unintended mistakes here. Just let me know, I’ll correct them.
Once I have read these words, I feel ready to face my day – with my Allah’s blessings.
Continue reading “Prayers and verses from Holy Quran.”