Keep On Keeping On

Ramadan can mean so much to so many people. A moment of peace, redemption, focus, the list goes on. It’s a chance to better yourself that you’ve never quite managed to grasp. But how do you maintain that oh so buttery goodness when Ramadan is over. When the shaytaan begins..

The Ramadan Project: 99 Names of Allah, Al-Fattah, The Opener

Ramadan is a month to focus on our spirituality and relationship with Allah and there is no better way to get to know Him than through His Names. The Prophet, peace be upon him, said “Allah has 99 names, and whoever knows them will go to Paradise.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari) It..

The Ramadan Project: Some Simple Sunnah

The Prophet, peace be upon him, said “I will leave with you two things. as long as you hold them tightly, you will never go astray. They are: The Book of Allah and my Sunnah.” Sunnah is a significant part of our Deen and so I will state a few..

The Ramadan Project: 99 Names of Allah, Al-Qareeb, The One Who Is Close

“If My slaves ask you concerning Me, I am near. I answer the call of the caller when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me and believe in Me, so that hopefully they will be rightly guided.”(Q2:186) This verse is one of my “turn-to” verses in the..

The Ramadan Project: Deen vs Dunya, A Spiritual Reminder

Being a practicing Muslim can be difficult in the 21st century because of all the temptations around us. Our attention and time is not always utilised wisely, and we grasp onto this Dunya even though we know it is temporary. We’ve been placed on this Dunya to fulfil a purpose,..

The Ramadan Project: 99 Names of Allah, As-Sabuur, The Patient One

Allah, As-Sabuur, is the Most Patient, Most Steadfast and Enduring. The One who is not moved by haste to carry out any action before it’s proper time. He does not get bored with waiting for us to come to Him, He continues to assure us in the Qur’an that He..

Deen and Dunya: Reflections

As a first-year who has probably watched Monsters University one too many times, I had rather high hopes for my university life, I mean don’t get me wrong, I was an avid fan of musicals but I didn’t expect my lecturers to break out into song and dance or for..

The Meaning of Ramadan

What Ramadan means to me: A time of anticipation, of adulation for Allah, of spiritual cleansing. It once came at a time where I was at my lowest. Both spiritually or personally. Hardship had just passed, I was experiencing the hardest time of my life and I knew that perhaps..

Healthy Guide to Ramadan

With the blessed month of Ramadhan upon us, this article hopes to serve not just as a reminder to ensure we make the most of this month but also as a means of servitude through advice in order to ensure we can gain not just spiritual healing and a greater..

Back to Basics: The Qur’an

So that old book, the one that holds all that is true has spent days, weeks, months gathering dust on that corner of your shelf. It might be so clouded in dust that you may have forgotten it’s there. Ramadan is a time for doing more good deeds than you..

Community Iftar: a look back

Well, what can I say? The biggest event in the ISOC’s history only just came and went the other day! The Community Iftar, over 400 people joined together to break fast under the night sky. The feeling was one of unity and celebration. The unity of people from all walks..