Tips to Deal with Toxic People from Islamic and Counseling Sources

by Sheima Salam Sumer, Ed.S. “The servants of The Compassionate are those who walk upon the earth in humility. When the ignorant address them, they say, “Peace.” (Al Furqan, 25:63) Alhamdulillah, there are many kind, moral, and emotionally healthy people in our world. However, most people encounter emotionally unhealthy people and face “toxic” relationships at some…

CHOOSING YOUR ANGER DESTINY

By Umm Amin SubHaana wa ta ‘alaa! Have you ever had a long day washing laundry, cooking dinner, and checking your children’s homework book when you notice somebody has entered the home? Imagine if that person enters without placing their shoes into the nearby rack, leaving muddy footprints across the freshly mopped floor! Aaargh! Do…

5 LESSONS FROM SURAH AL- YUSUF

By Umm Amin Do you make dua and wonder if your prayers will ever be answered? Is there something you are striving for yet it remains out of reach? When you make steps toward being a better Muslim, do you feel like even those around you that love you and care about you are jealous…

USING ARABIC GRAMMAR TO UNDERSTAND THE QUR’AN

By Sadaf Farooqi بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم The Qur’an is a treasure trove of gems and jewels. For the one who diligently seeks them, it can provide any or all of the following priceless blessings required for spiritual growth and rejuvenation: knowledge, insight, understanding of reality vs. illusion, the ability to identify causes of day-to-day…

A WAKE-UP CALL FOR MUSLIM PARENTS

By Sadaf Farooqi Bismillah Out of all the hi-fi, over-hyped, glamorized, overpaid and stereotyped careers that make news today, peppered with extensive media attention such as red-carpet awards, talk-shows, exclusive interviews and photo-shoots, the single most important and pivotal occupation a person – especially a woman – can have, is that of being a parent.…