Forgiving Yourself: The Key to Moving On


Prayer at Night by mrehan | ProductiveMuslim
Prayer at Night by mrehan

Have you committed a sin that you are unbelievably ashamed of? Have you made a horrible mistake or let your loved ones down? Are you terrified of the punishment of Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) or of being humiliated? Are you having nightmares about scandals that might ruin your life?

“Everybody makes mistakes. Forgive yourself, you are only human.” There, I said it! So? Do you feel better?

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Overcome Soft Addictions: Habits That Keep Us From Our Goals


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We are witnessing a growing trend of addictions to what I would like to call demoralising desires and temporary pleasures.

We know of our purpose, we know of our destination — so why do we continue to live for the dunya (this world, as opposed to the Hereafter) as if it were our only goal and the real essence of our existence?

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[SISTERS] 5 Ways to a Healthier Diet



We live in a time in which almost everyone knows the importance of a healthy diet, yet most consider their own way of eating far from the ideal. Unfortunately, when many of us decide it is time to take care of our bodies, we throw ourselves into a super strict regime which places the goal of being ‘healthy’ (no chocolate or sweets… ever) at the centre of our lives, where it eventually begins to dominate it. This approach is rarely effective in the long term and usually results in us burning out (eating nothing but chocolate and sweets…). So, we end up back at the beginning. What now? We take inspiration from this: “The deeds most loved by Allah (are those) done regularly, even if they are small” [Muslim].

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