Spirituality

How to set and accomplish your goals

On June 30th, 2014, posted in: Personal Development, Spirituality by 0 Comment

There is something about the month of Ramadan that makes accomplishing goals seem super easy. Either it’s the high level of motivation because of the rewards mentioned in Quran and ahadith that eases the process of goal accomplishment, or because it’s in the air. Whatever the reason, Ramadan is a great opportunity to set and achieve goals,..

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Are you alright, sister? – Strengthening the bonds of sisterhood

On November 26th, 2013, posted in: Spirituality by 0 Comment

  Are you alright, sister? – Strengthening the bonds of sisterhood –by Tonje Hagen 10 months into Islam I finally got the opportunity to visit my first mosque. Being the only Muslim in my family and living in a small town almost deprived of Muslims, I had never really understood the beauty and truth of..

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The First Ramadan Of A New Muslim

On August 2nd, 2013, posted in: Blog, Spirituality by 2 Comments

The First Ramadan Of A New Muslim -by Tonje Hagen Nervousness and sincere duas As Ramadan approached two years ago, not even two months after my shahada (becoming Muslim), I became more and more worried. Fasting? For a whole month? Is it even possible for a day? 17-18 hours without food and drink? I cannot do..

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Effortless Memorization

On July 20th, 2013, posted in: Blog, Spirituality by 0 Comment

Bismillah The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said, “The one who was devoted to the the Qur’an will be told on the Day of Resurrection: ‘Recite and ascend (in ranks) as you used to recite when you were in the world. Your rank will be at the last Ayah you recite”...

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Psychology behind shukar

On May 28th, 2013, posted in: Blog, Spirituality by 0 Comment

PART – II Gratitude and focus. Gratitude is one of the quickest ways to regain our focus. When we are stuck, it means we are giving too much attention to something that doesn’t really deserve it. Most so-called problems are usually mundane pre-occupations and mental obsessions. We focus so much on one area to the..

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Psycology behind shukar

On May 26th, 2013, posted in: Blog, Spirituality by 0 Comment

PART – I Attitude of Gratitude – The psychology behind Shukr!   She opens her wardrobe. Two dozen dresses of red, yellow, orange, pink and you-name-it colours are hanging in there.  After a cursory glance, she bangs the door shut. “Mom, I have ‘nothing’ to wear for the party.  I’ve been begging you to take..

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