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I’m learning about letting go: of fears, of the need for control and of certain aspects of my love for people around me. I’ve learned that these attachments have caused me so much pain. Love between humans at least, is entangled with pain. This makes me want to instinctively shut everyone out and just protect myself; though the reality is that I simply can’t do that. Human beings are by nature faulty, we make mistakes,…

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[What’s wrong with me?] Born with Flowers

We’re 1/3 of the way into Ramadan, and it’s actually flying. A few people that are very close to me have expressed that they’re feeling disheartened and sad that they aren’t where they should be this Ramadan. When they read posts about the early Muslims absolutely nailing it and reciting the entire Quran every 2–3 days they feel bad. They ask themselves: ‘Why aren’t I like that?’ ‘What’s wrong with my heart?’ ‘Am I so…

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What is Quran Journaling? How do you set up your Quran Journal?

  Since I started sharing my reflections from the Quran Journal I’ve been asked quite a few times about how I reflect on the Quran and what I’m doing in my journal. I had promised to write up a post explaining it in a little more detail than an Instagram or Facebook comment. So finally this is that post 🙂 What is Quran Journaling? Simply put, it’s the process of documenting your thoughts and reflections…

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[Begin with Barakah] Happiness Boosters & Blissciplines

So I’ve come to a realisation that the tasks you choose for your daily tracker are not just important, but critical to making sure you get the most out of the system. What do I mean? Meaning that if you’re like me, you might have filled your tracker with things you ‘need’ to do, as in responsibilities commitments and other requirements. Which isn’t bad, but the challenge that arose was that it wasn’t necessarily filling…

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[Begin with Barakah] – What exactly are Affirmations? How do they work?

  You’ve probably gotten started on your Begin with Barakah journey, (or are just about to), so to help you make the most of the system, I wanted to talk a little bit more about Affirmations; specifically what they do and how they work. My aim is to make sure you’re fully on board, and that you understand what you’re trying to achieve through using Affirmations. I understand that Begin with Barakah may not be something you decide…

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Tajweed Rule: Ithhar to make it clear

This week we’re looking at the first of the rules of Noon Sakinah & Tanween. It’s called Ithhar, which means to make it clear. How Ithhar works: When you find a noon sakinah, (meaning a noon with a sukoon on it), or a tanween (double vowels – an/in/un) followed by one of the 6 throat letters you pronounce that noon or tanween clearly. The 6 letters are : ء‌ ه‌ ح ‌خ‌ ع‌ غ Listen…

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Quran Dream #20

I want to know and to understand, to cherish and to behold, to implement and be able to teach the most sublime word of Allah. How can I have a conversation with Allah if I don’t listen to what He says to me, (awj)? How can I expect — no how can I even hope to have — the special mercy of Allah in the akhirah, the one reserved just for the believers, if I…

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Quran Dream #19

I want to be so immersed with the words of Ar-Rahman, that EVERY moment of my life, I remember Allah, to myself within my heart, and softly outside; so that I may be of those whom Allah remembers and speaks about to the Angels. For the words of Ar-Raheem to penetrate my heart so that every action I do, I live by the words of Allah. I want the words of Al-Wadud to increase me in love…

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