“One of the seven given shade on the Day of Judgment is the man who remembered Allah in private and so his eyes shed tears” (Sahih Bukhari narrated by Abu Huraira). The central place of spiritual connection and growth has
For most people, Ramadan is a joyous and unifying experience; a time of spiritual renewal and growth. But for Muslims living with depression and anxiety disorders, the onset of Ramadan can be terrifying. For those existing in the shadows because
Many of us are coming to this year’s Ramadan with varying situations–for some of us, mosques may be reopening to some extent, whereas for others, mosques will still be closed. Regardless, for all of us to some extent, this will
Divorce is not a linear process–you don’t just move from a troubled marriage to getting a divorce. Some couples move back and forth before getting a divorce. Other couples may, through support and counseling, move into reconciliation and healing. Either
Isolated, stressed, rejected and ostracized. These are just some of the feelings parents of children with disabilities feel in their sacred spaces. I am the mother of a 13-year-old son who was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder nine years ago.
In families with religious beliefs, a child expressing faith and strong moral principles is usually a welcome development. But sometimes a child’s faith may become an obsession, and instead of consolation, the child experiences extreme anxiety that he is violating