Ramadan is Close!

The Secret Hijabi

Oh yes! I can feel Ramadan approaching.

My heart is racing and I want to jump with joy. The best time of the year, my most favourite time of the year is close and fast approaching. Insha’allah I pray that we all reach Ramadan and are able to offer our fasts for the sake of Allah, May He (swt) cleanse us, forgive us and make us better Muslims, Ameen!

I really want Ramadan to come and wash away all that has happened. I desperately want to be happy once more and I know Ramadan will help me, as it always does. Most see my blog and notice there was a Ramadan 2013, but no 2014, so what happened? Well lets just say Ramadan 2014 was unfortunately right in the middle of the mayhem that occurred. While it definitely helped pick my spirits up, strengthen my marriage and help me cope…

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Make Your Kids Ready For Ramadhan!

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The gates of Heaven are opened during this month, the Shaytaan is chained up 🙂 and the gates of Hell are closed!

This is one important reminder for kids to make them understand the importance of this month. The gates of Heaven from where abound unlimited Mercy and Forgiveness, Love and Peace are open to all by Allah SubhanahuWaTa’ala, He wants us all to seek His Pleasure during this month and grab for ourselves His bounties in unlimited amounts. 

The first week of Shaba’an has gone by already and Ramadhan will be here in no time at all. You have read my article about how to prepare yourself for Ramadhan, now here is another one how to actually motivate your kids for the upcoming days so they may also be in a similar state of thought and well being.

THIS is time to begin motivating your kids and preparing…

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Depression, Not Medication, Kills Creativity

Depression, Not Medication, Kills Creativity“My favorite escapes from depression are meds and writing,” says Diana Spechler in a New York Times opinion piece. “But I can’t do both at once.” Friends have been forwarding to me her columns in the “Going Off” series, which chronicles her attempt to wean off the medications she takes for depression, anxiety, and insomnia.…

Six Tips to Make This Your Best Ramadan Ever!

Striving Muslimah

Many of us start Ramadan with a bang. Some of us lose the spark in a week or so and others just have no clue how the month came to an
end. In this article, I’d like to explore some easy and amazing tips that can make this Ramadan your best ever In Shaa Allah!


#1 Organize Yourself!

The key to having a successful Ramadan is to organize, plan and then execute. It may sound simple but it’s a goldmine to help you have a satisfying Ramadan.


Make a list of all the goals you want to achieve in Ramadan ; and then ask yourself these four
questions for every goal:

a) Why do you want to accomplish this goal?

b) How are you going to do this?

c) What steps are you willing to take?

d) When do you want to reach the goal?

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8 Reasons Why Most Marriages Fail..

Striving Muslimah

When you enter into a marriage, you never think about the fact that a large percentage of marriages
actually fail. Marriages fail for many reasons and if you’ve had a failed marriage your main reason for failure might be different than most others.

However, there are some reasons that are consistent across most failed marriages.
Take a look at my list of the 8 reasons why most fail.


1) Because you wanted a wedding more than a marriage. From childhood, so many of us imagine the heady romance of our wedding day, floating down the aisle in that white dress, being admired by all our friends and relatives, feeling—just for once—like a star.
When you reach the age when all your friends are doing it, the pressure can increase, and God forbid you’ve already started planning the wedding when the truth begins to dawn on you. You know in your…

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5 Physical Signs of Depression

5 Physical Signs of DepressionDo these questions sound familiar? Are you tired or fatigued? Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do you have little interest in doing things you once enjoyed? Do you feel sad, depressed, or hopeless? They are typical questions asked by a doctor (psychiatrist, general practitioner, gynecologist) or provided in a questionnaire to screen for depression.…