You visit the doctor early in the moring and wait for what seems like the longest 15 minutes when the doctor finally gives you the good news that you are expecting! “Alhamdullilah!” you say and smile at your husband. You are excited and can’t wait to begin this new adventure. However as the pregnancy progresses, you are shocked at the hurtful and sometimes rude comments made by other women who have gone through this stage in their life. The sympathy, care and sensitivity you were expecting from other women is absent, and at times it can only be found in close family members. Casual comments made with a smirk such as “Can you believe how big you have gotten?” leave you in tears. (more…)
1. Say Au’dubillah – say and seek refuge from the Shaytan. Remind yourself that anger is coming from the Shaytan. People will get defensive when you tell them to say that because they often forget that the source of anger is from the Shaytan.
2. Be quiet.
3. If standing, sit down. If sitting, lay down. Take this negative action and turn it into a positive action.
4. Focus on NOT getting angry. If you concentrate and don’t let your emotions get to you, you can train yourself to control it.(more…)
A few months ago I watched a documentary called Food Matters. Its main point was to show how food can play such an important role in the various illnesses/diseases of your body. Watching it made me realize that some natural ways to help the pain you feel in your body can help more than just simply taking pills, which can cause side effects and never really prevents the pain. It’s really frustrating to go to the doctor and all they have as a solution to your pain is drugs….and if those drugs don’t work….more drugs…and if those don’t work..you’re screwed. There’s never one solution to every illness, but sometimes eating the right foods can knock out many different illnesses. Today there are so many more problems with our skin, our bodies, our mental health and that’s mostly due to what we eat. This movie didn’t make me want to eat better all in one day, but it did open a door to healthy living.
After watching this movie I felt inspired to do more research. (more…)
Many times we put off doing something because it’s ordinary, for doing that one big extraordinary thing. We wait for a “Eureka” moment to do what we need to do. Yet we don’t realize that doing a bunch of ordinary things consistently is what makes us extraordinary. Everyone has the ability to lose weight, to better their character, to memorize the quran, to smile at the face of their brother, etc, etc…but do we do this consistently? Or do most just do it once or every once in a while and then give up? When we look at our role models we have to understand that they didn’t become that way overnight, they did a bunch of ordinary things consistently and never gave up.
So if you are waiting for that one moment to start praying, to read the quran, to learn the religion, to develop better ikhlaq, to learn a new hobby or to lose weight, guess what? That moment is now. Carpe Diem. Sieze the Day!
The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) stated, “The two feet of the son of Adam will not move on the Day of Judgement in front of his Lord until he is asked about five things: about his life, and how he spent it? And about his youth, what did he consume it in? And about his money, how did he earn it? And what did he spend it on? And how much did he act upon what he knew?”