5 Ways to Achieve Peace of Mind

All that we are is the result of all that we have thought. The Mind is everything. What you think is what you become.” ~ Gautam Buddha

One of the things that have gone viral in our society nowadays is that people in every category of life lack happiness. We see students that consider their education a burden, keeping relationships a burden, jobs a burden and so on. We have also seen that with the passage of time, our knowledge and understanding of the world has increased greatly. On the contrary, our lives have become much more complicated and unhappier than ever before. So clearly increasing our knowledge of the world will not benefit us in this regard. Happiness and sufferings are therefore two different states of minds and hence to understand that we need to understand our mind. What is growth? It is when you become mature. When do you become mature? It is when we understand what life is.

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Parenting through the Eyes of a Woman

If you follow Brothers Nader and Raz on their YouTube accounts, you’ll know they both recently uploaded 2 raw, real and truthful videos about what it’s like to have kids. While I laughed and nodded my head in agreement to almost everything they had to say, I couldn’t help but think a woman’s perspective was needed in this ongoing series of “the realties of having children”. I’m not quite that ambitious to put myself out there on YouTube, so I figured a blog post would suffice instead. This is what I feel about having kids:

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Breaking up with a Friend: Why It’s the Hardest Breakup of All

It’s silly, but when I was younger I used to have a fridge magnet that summed up my very-picky social life. The writing on it said “Friends Are The Family We Choose For Ourselves”, and I used to smile from ear to ear every time I read those words. My definition of a best friend back then was basically a person I can talk to till sunrise and doesn’t judge me for eating two family-sized chocolate bars on a daily basis!

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If You Want Peace, Quit Fighting!!

If you’re striving to be a peacemaker, you can be sure that God is pouring out His blessing upon you, whether or not those blessings will be seen clearly this side of immortality. As it’s mentioned in Holy Qur’an in Surah Al-Baqrah, “O you, who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient. {2:153}

God wants us to be bridge-builders. He wants us to enter situation and every relationship in a constructive way. I often pray that God will help me do this, I urge you to do the same: God, help me always to seek to build up and not to tear down, to be constructive and never destructive.

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Why Old Is Gold

“I took Uncle to the auto shop for the job. When the guy looked at him, he said Uncle’s too old and he can’t work. I don’t know why people underestimate him. He didn’t even try, just judged him right away”.

I got this text from my husband last week who was assisting his Uncle find a job here in New York. His uncle had just emigrated to the U.S. from Pakistan, and he wanted to find a job as a mechanic. When my husband took his Uncle to introduce him to someone he knows regarding a job, this scenario occurred.

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10 Beautiful Aspects of a Muslimah

1. Her Obedience to the Creator: A practising Muslim man loves to have a practising Muslim wife; who knows that the life of this world is nothing but a test from her Lord; giving her an opportunity to come closer and closer to Allāh (ﷻ) doing more and more good deeds to please Him, restricting herself from the desires of her inner self that go against the will of her Creator.

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