My Journey to Islam

My name is Aysha, and I am from Northern Hungary. My interest in Islam began from the history lessons we took at my secondary school. I learned that Hungary had been a territory of the Ottoman Caliphate for 150 years. My interest increased when I met Muslims at my university. I took molecular biology, and met many Muslim foreign students. Looking at them, I always wondered why they were so proud to be Muslims! I was Catholic, a good one, but I always had my reservations towards my faith. I didn’t agree with some parts of my religion such as, Jesus being the Son of God and the issue of

10 ways giving back can benefit your mental and physical health

Beyond just generally being a good thing to do, giving can also be good for you. There have been a number of studies that suggest generosity and giving back could positively impact an individual’s health both mentally and physically. Here are 10 ways giving back can be beneficial to your mental and physical health. 1)You can feel an immediate surge in happiness. There’s science behind why you might experience a surge of happiness when you do something kind or generous for someone else. A 2016 study from the University of the South suggests that performing “random acts of kindness” for others or for the world can boost your mood. The

AMINAH ASSILMI – MY JOURNEY TO ISLAM

…’During the divorce, there was a time when I was told I could make a choice. I could renounce this religion and leave with my children, or renounce my children and leave with my religion…’ I was completing a degree in Recreation when I met my first Muslims. It was the first year that we had been able to pre-register by computer. I pre-registered and went to Oklahoma to take care of some family business. The business took longer than expected, so I returned to school two weeks into the semester (too late to drop a course). I wasn’t worried about catching up my missed work. I was sitting at the top of my

Motherhood

…‘If women hold on to their front, the entire army will succeed. If they leave it for “greater action” elsewhere, everyone will lose…’ By Khalid Baig In April President Clinton gathered an army of former presidents, state governors, city mayors and hundreds of prominent people from all 50 states to address one of the most pressing problems facing America today. He brought former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell, to lead this army. Their task: Solve the problem of 15 million young Americans who are considered at-risk youth. “They are at risk of growing up unskilled, unlearned, or, even worse, unloved,” said Powell, who was appointed chairman

The great virtues and rewards of benefiting others

The weeks, months and years of our lives, for the majority of us at least, pass by whilst our main concerns are over our futures, our career prospects, our holidays, our health and well-being. In short, the majority of our concerns are self-centered. As one poet selfishly said, “ If I die thirsty, then may the rain never come down again. ” For such a category of people, both their presence and absence is the same. That is, whether they are alive or dead has little effect on those around them. In fact, it is a sad reality that some individuals bring more benefit to others six feet under than