[Rida Series #9] Rida in Relationships

I wrote this for IslamicEvents.sg. [Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8] We’re all in a variety of relationships whether we like it or not. Even a hermit is in a relationship with himself and with God. It’s as … Continue reading [Rida Series #9] Rida in Relationships

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[Rida Series #8] When Other People Destroy Your Peace

I wrote this for IslamicEvents.sg. [Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 9] A beautiful thing happened to me and my husband on the day that I was going to write this article. That beautiful thing is that a taxi … Continue reading [Rida Series #8] When Other People Destroy Your Peace

[Rida Series #4] Comparison is the Thief of Joy

I wrote this for IslamicEvents.sg. [Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9] The azan for Fajr prayer can be heard echoing through the neighbourhood. The beautiful sound rouses Anisah gently. She rubs her eyes, sits up, and stretches. “اَلحَمدُ لِلَّهِ … Continue reading [Rida Series #4] Comparison is the Thief of Joy

[Rida Series #3] The Attitude of Contentment

I wrote this for IslamicEvents.sg. [Part 1| Part 2 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9] We said that contentment can be defined as being satisfied with the status quo. In the life of a Muslim, however, it means that we avoid being dissatisfied with the … Continue reading [Rida Series #3] The Attitude of Contentment

[Rida Series #2] Contentment in the Life of a Muslim

I wrote this for IslamicEvents.sg. [Part 1 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9] Last week we looked at how discontentment can turn into a slippery slope of problems in our lives. We found that the solution to many – sometimes … Continue reading [Rida Series #2] Contentment in the Life of a Muslim