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How do we find the good in apparent difficulty or hardship? How do we find hope amidst apparent distress, even despair? How do we live well, in a state of safety and wellbeing (aafiya) in a world and a time that vigilantly threaten this state of being in so many ways?

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Like small undetected droplets, fear spreads and harms us unless checked by the antidote of hope. Hope encourages us to be optimistic about our prospects with God and to fasten our thoughts to the Divine relief rather than our own sinfulness and predicament. 

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When your heart aches for the masjid When iftar and maghrib bring no rush When your jama’a is one or five In the place of a thousand men,   May you remember the Ramadan of the mother of small child.

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Visiting the graveyards of our past Ramaḍāns is the key to finally improve our fasting and develop a practical and coherent spiritual program this Ramaḍān.

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Under the current circumstances, the Prophetic advice of “pray in your homes” should give us a bit of comfort that it is good for us to keep our homes alive with the nightly prayers in all months of the year, especially this Ramadan.

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Psychotherapist Najwa Awad joins the podcast to discuss the effects of social distancing due to COVID-19 and provides practical advice on self-care, mental health, and managing family, children and the stress of sheltering in place.

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A public intellectual recently wrote that we are all living, through the coronavirus tribulation, a pandemic of death’s dominion. Are we?

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The Qur’an gives us examples of women who did and did not cooperate with wrongdoers — examples for us, irrespective of gender, on how we can guard our deen for the pleasure of Allah.

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Is the coronavirus, in its deeper spiritual reality, a reflection of all we have crowned in our lives apart from Him?  Is it not a message from Him to me?  Is He not constricting through it every passageway, except the pathway to Him? If I cannot reach the Divine’s door now, in this trial, then…

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Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui discusses the global reaction to the COVID-19 virus and how faith based communities should respond to this unprecedented tribulation.

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