Ramadan Reality Check: Burnout or Speed Up

For me, the weeks and days leading up to Ramadan are filled with hope, enthusiasm and determination. I look forward to the days and nights of tranquility, and a sense of unity among the ummah, worldwide. I long for the shayateen to be locked up, so that I can begin my soul searching and be steadfast in my worship. Just the thought of having the chance to improve myself and gain both reward and forgiveness seems to relieve my heart and make me happy.

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Don’t Lose Your Strength When You Find Ramdan

So, it’s about that time. We’re finally reaching the blessed month of Ramadan, and we are all excited. Many of us will be setting goals for ourselves in terms of gaining more in a spiritual sense, doing more good deeds, helping family, friends, those in need and ultimately making the most of this Ramadan. However, some of us will do all that, while also trying to juggle our own training routines alongside long nights in the Masjid praying Tarawih. So, what is the best way to train during Ramadan?

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From Modest to Big Sweaty Mess: Why Hijab Is Nearly Impossible in the Summer

I live in New York City, where the temperatures reach the 90s in the summer with humidity making it feel like it’s almost 100 degrees. Now to an average person, the heat is just the heat. I mean, it’s just weather right? Well not if you’re me – or any Muslim woman who chooses to cover for that matter. Figuring out which hijab and clothes to wear that adhere to the Islamic principles of dress, but still prevent me from becoming a puddle of sweat, is rather difficult.

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4 Ways to Prepare for Ramadan

Ramadan is almost here.

Some people are great at doing Ramadan. I’m not one of them. I find it hard, every single year. Here are four things I know I can do to prepare for Ramadan. I’m writing them mainly for myself, but maybe others will find it useful.

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Get Me out of This Religious Slump! Why We’re Shooting Air Balls

There’s something about being imperfect that may cause partial spiritual paralysis. I’m not a doctor, but I do play one online. Anyway, if you’re feeling this way, as I have (and do from time to time), then you’re in limbo. It’s that feeling where you’re not only losing the akhirah (the hereafter), but also losing the dunya. Know what I mean? I hope so, because if it’s just me, then this is embarrassing.

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