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Fatigue from Work – Reflections from Surah Al Jumu'ah 62:10

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Pursuit of Happiness – Reflections from Surah Yunus 10:58
The Quran tells us that the only true way to happiness in our lives is to follow the Deen, and it is much better than the wealth and luxuries of this world. How do we balance our pursuit of happiness on Earth and the hereafter? In this episode, we discuss our experiences and struggles with trying to find contentment.
42:55
November 26, 2021
Marriage & Spouses – Reflections from Surah Ar-Rum 30:21
Throughout his life, Prophet Muhammad SAW treated his wives the way they should be treated. They were gratified by his presence, tenderness, affection, and the love he provided to them was second to none. In this episode, we discuss how we can emulate Rasulullah SAW's approach to his marriage and spouses.
39:35
November 4, 2021
Fatigue from Work – Reflections from Surah Al Jumu'ah 62:10
Stressful or physically demanding work on top of juggling family life can lead to fatigue. However, getting tired by searching for sustenance for your family or for the sake of the hereafter is one of the types of fatigue that Allah SWT loves. In this episode, we discuss our work habits and how to overcome the feeling of weariness over our jobs.
20:43
October 29, 2021
Struggle in Worship – Reflections from Surah Al-Ankabut 29:69
When we are done with our worldly tasks, we often feel tired. We feel exhausted. And sometimes we feel our worship as a burden. Even the bare minimum feels heavy. And we try to finish it as quick as possible. How can we change that? In this episode, we discuss our struggles in worship and its rewards.
22:04
October 4, 2021
Overcoming Calamity – Reflections from Surah Al-Baqarah 2:155
If a calamity befalls the Muslim such as in his health or wealth, what is the correct way of dealing with it according to Islam? In this episode, we discuss Tawakkul, or the reliance on God or "trusting in God's plan" in this episode.
35:51
October 4, 2021
Raising a Righteous Family – Reflections from Surah At Tahrim 66:6
Allah says in the Qur'an, “O you who have believed, protect yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is people and stones”. In this episode, we discuss how to raise righteous children and the challenges that come with being a Muslim parent.
35:48
August 22, 2021
Learning in Islam – Reflections from Surah Al-Alaq (96:1-5)
Allah SWT has commanded us to read and seek knowledge throughout our lives. For some of us, we endure the weight of travelling long distances, separated from families and hometowns in order to do this. Sometimes we may feel tired and unmotivated. But Allah SWT promises us of a great reward while enduring these difficulties. In this episode, we discuss our challenges in seeking knowledge and how to overcome them.
22:37
August 8, 2021
Pregnancy, Birth & Breastfeeding – Reflections from Surah Luqman (31:14)
Islam commands kindness, respect and obedience to parents and specifically emphasizes and gives preference to mothers. In this episode, we share our struggles during motherhood and what motivates us to keep going.
30:57
July 30, 2021
Gender Equity in Islam – Reflections from Surah An-Nisa (4:124)
There is a clear distinction between the teachings of Islam and the diverse cultural practices among Muslims, which may or may not be consistent with each other. In this episode, we discuss gender equity in Islam, and why women should be given the same respect as men.
30:34
June 12, 2021
Overcoming Envy – Reflections from Surah An-Nisa (4:32)
Everyone has their own quality that makes them unique, a quality that Allah has felt was the best fit for them. In this episode, we discuss how we can spend less time worrying about what others have and what we do not, but rather spend time worrying about ourselves and how we can make ourselves better Muslims and people.
20:49
March 23, 2021
Forgiving Others – Reflections from Surah An-Nur (24:22)
There are several verses about the importance of forgiving others in our lives. But how easy is it to bring it into practice? To be really honest with yourself, have you always forgiven others for the wrongs they’ve done to you? Or have you just said, “I forgive you,” while ill feelings lingered in your heart? In this episode, we discuss the greatest motivation to push ourselves to forgive others – Allah’s forgiveness.
40:57
March 7, 2021
Importance of Good Influence for Children – Reflections from Surah Al-Furqan (25:27-29)
The company we keep says a lot about us. Friends have a tremendous influence on how we behave, think and even feel.  This verse comes to us as a warning to be careful of the type of people we choose to be our friends. In this podcast, we discuss how we can bring up our children surrounded by good influence.
39:21
February 25, 2021
Modesty in Islam – Reflections from Surah Al-Araf (7:26)
There are many verses in the Quran that refer specifically to the way a woman should dress or walk in public. The clearest verse on the requirement of modest dress is Surah 24:31, telling women to guard their private parts and draw their khimār over their bosoms. The most visible form of modesty is to wear the hijab –  the head covering that many Muslim women wear. Hijab, however, goes beyond the headscarf. In this episode, we discuss what modesty means in Islam.
29:28
February 2, 2021
Love and Mercy in Marriage – Reflections from Surah Ar-Rum (30:21)
Imagine being greeted with a warm smile, a kiss and soothing words to ease your frazzled nerves after a hard day's work. Even the most ordinary meal shared with your spouse becomes the highlight of the day if it is served with care and enjoyed in peaceful companionship. Subsequently, having peace within the family will enable us to find Peace with our Creator. Find out how knowing your spouse's love language can help.
19:23
January 18, 2021
Watching the Tongue – Reflections from Surah Al-Hujaraat (49:11-12)
One of the most dangerous and common habit today is a loose tongue. We often find ourselves running our mouths forgetting that we will be held accountable for what we say. This is what will lead to the destruction of many on the day of resurrection. In this episode, we discuss some ways we can control and watch our tongues.
36:36
October 22, 2020
Learning the Quran – Reflections from Surah Al-Qamar (54:17)
Everyone has different starting points and learning styles when picking up the Quran. What makes it easy or difficult? In this episode, we explore our various experiences upon starting our Quran journey.
37:41
October 16, 2020
Striving to Submit – Reflections from Surah Al-Isra (17:110)
In this episode, we touch upon the 99 Names of Allah and the particular special verse: “Call upon Allah or call upon the Most Merciful. Whichever [name] you call - to Him belong the best names.”, with special guest Filzah of Homies in Jannah.
40:34
October 11, 2020
Addiction to Busyness – Reflections from Surah An-Nahl (16:53)
Addiction to Busyness: Is It Good For Us? It's good to be productive, but how does it affect our deen when people seem to glorify busyness and the hustle culture. What does Islam really teach about chasing the rat race, balancing busyness and rest?
23:03
October 3, 2020
Dangers of Giving Up – Reflections from Surah Yusuf (12:87)
In the hustle and bustle of life, hope often gives way to despair. Not because we no longer have reason to hope, but because we are so preoccupied and busy with affairs of this world that we do not give hope the chance to blossom. Actually, Allah SWT has supplied us with an unending supply of hope. In this episode, we learn about the dangers of giving up.
28:01
September 27, 2020
Worshiping Allah – Reflections from Surah Ad-Dhariyat (51:56)
Why does God ask people to worship him? Allah SWT is not increased by people’s worship in the least; rather, opportunities to worship and do good are ultimately offerings from Allah SWT to us. In this episode, we discuss how we can be more fervent in our daily prayers.
22:35
September 21, 2020
Managing Anger – Reflections from Surah Al-Imran (3:133-134)
Anger is an emotion that is innate in humans, but it can have negative effects on those who allow it to control them, and adverse effects on those around them.  Anger can destroy relationships, health, property, and livelihood.  Uncontrolled anger is one of the tools of Satan and it can lead to many evils and tragedies.  In this episode, we find out how we can manage our anger in various situations.
33:50
September 6, 2020
Barakah comes from Allah – Reflections from Surah Al-Mulk (67:1)
"Go to a wedding so you can find a spouse soon", "Hold a pregnant lady's stomach so you get some baby dust" – these are some things that our elders have told us before. But where does barakah or 'berkat' really come from? In this episode, we explore verse one of Surah Al-Mulk where Allah SWT says only He has power over every thing.
24:00
August 28, 2020
Overcoming Fatigue – Reflections from Surah Al-Balad (90:4)
Man is created to live in struggle, and we often complain of constant fatigue. But the truth about tiredness and laziness is that it is mostly in our mind. In this episode, we share tips that the Quran and Sunnah have provided us to take action to stop our lazy nafs (soul) and get up and do something good for ourselves and others insha’Allah…
28:30
August 21, 2020
Blessings of Muharram – Reflections from Surah At-Tawbah (9:36)
The month of Ramadan is popular among the Muslim Ummah because of the fasting that takes place in this month. Then there is the month of Shawal when Eid-ul-Fitr takes place and then there is the month of Dhul-Hijja which is known for the observation of Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha. Every Muslim is familiar with the popularity and the virtues of these months, however, there are other months as well that are special like these months. One of the special months of the Islamic lunar calendar is the month of Muharram. In this episode, we explore the virtues found in this sacred month.
15:30
August 14, 2020
Allah's Assurance – Reflections from Surah Ad-Dhuha (93)
There are times we feel like our du'as are not being answered, our salah is not having a positive impact on our hearts, and worst of all the feeling that we’re horrible human beings, that Allah doesn’t love us or doesn’t care about us anymore. Surah Ad-Duha was revealed to the Prophet (saw) to relieve him of these negative feelings and to give him hope, positivity, and the assurance that Allah is with him no matter what.
17:55
August 8, 2020
Blessings and Mercy of Allah – Reflections from Surah Ar-Rahman (55:21)
“So which of the Favours of your Lord would you deny?” is repeated 31 times throughout Surah ar-Rahman. In this episode, we reflect on the nature and attributes of Surah ar-Rahman and the particular special verse: “So which of the Favours of your Lord would you deny?”, with special guest Shakirah Firaz.
29:51
July 24, 2020
Grant Us Righteous Children – Reflections from Surah Al-Anbiya (21:89)
Prophet Zakariya was an elderly man, having grown old without any children. His own wife was infertile. In some narrations it was mentioned that Prophet Zakariya was about 100 years old, some say even more than that. Even so, Prophet Zakariya did not stop making du'a and eventually, Allah SWT blessed him with a healthy baby boy – Prophet Yahya. In this episode, we reflect on the lessons learnt from this verse.
20:58
July 10, 2020
Allah's Light – Reflections from Surah An-Nur (24:35)
Verse 35 in Surah An-Nur is said to be the most beautiful verse in the Quran. The verse is renowned for its remarkable beauty and imagery, and perhaps more than any other verse lends itself to mystical or esoteric readings of the Quran. In this episode, we explore what it means.
26:48
July 3, 2020
Power and Knowledge – Reflections from Surah Al-Kahf (18:83-98)
Surah Al-Kahf has four stories in it, in this series, we explore what lessons can be learned from them. Part 4: Dhul-Qarnayn – King Dhul-Qarnayn was a man endowed by Allah with many talents and abilities, including military prowess, the ability to rule kingdoms, and extensive practical knowledge on many aspects of life. He was also a pious and steadfast Muslim who constantly contemplated over the signs of Allah and lived his days travelling from one destination to the next in order to establish justice in the land and alleviate the suffering of the people. In this podcast, we discuss how having humility and using our abilities for good can help us survive the trials by Allah.
20:27
June 27, 2020
Trust in Allah – Reflections from Surah Al-Kahf (18:65-82)
Surah Al-Kahf has four stories in it. In this series, we explore what lessons can be learned from them. Part 3: While traveling to gain knowledge from another servant of God, Prophet Musa witnessed and questioned his companion who did three seemingly inappropriate and unjust actions; sinking a ship, killed an innocent boy and repaying inhospitality by repairing a wall. In this podcast, we discuss the learning points of each action and circumstances and how we should put our trust, faith and reliance in Allah.
28:49
June 19, 2020
Arrogance and Envy – Reflections from Surah Al-Kahf (18:39)
Surah Al-Kahf has four stories in it, in this series, we explore what lessons can be learned from them. Part 2: The owner of two gardens – A story of a man whom Allah blessed with two beautiful gardens, but the man forgot to thank the one who blessed him with everything and he even dared to doubt Allah regarding the afterlife. So his garden was destroyed – he regretted but was too late and his regret did not benefit him. In this podcast, we discuss how having remembering Allah and having humility can help us survive these trials.
21:50
June 12, 2020
Friendship – Reflections from Surah Al-Kahf (18:28)
Surah Al-Kahf has four stories in it, in this series, we explore what lessons can be learned from them. Part 1: The people of the cave It’s the story of young men who lived in a disbelieving town, so they decided to migrate for the sake of Allah and run away. Allah rewards them with mercy in the cave and protection from the sun – they woke up and found the entire village believers. In this podcast, we discuss how having good companionship can help us survive these trials.
24:48
May 29, 2020
Believers will be tested – Reflections from Surah Al-Ankabut (29:2)
Why does Allah SWT test us? If we do not understand why trials happen, we can start to feel life is unfair or even that God is being unfair. But Allah is Al-Adl, The Just, and He is Al-Rahman, The Most Merciful; He never wants ill for His servants, He only wants the best for us. There is a lot of evidence in the Qur’an and hadith that helps us answer this question of why we are tested.
23:45
May 25, 2020
Get to know us: Ramadan Reflection Deck Edition (IV)
Tafakkur is the form of reflective thinking that Allah mentions in the Qur’an. It awakens the heart and allows you to ponder over the beauty and mercy of Allah. This Ramadan, we each take turns to answer prompts from Ramadan Legacy's Ramadan Reflection Card Deck.
13:43
May 17, 2020
Kinship and Family – Reflections from Surah An-Nisa (4:1)
Islam places great importance on maintaining family relations. But what if relatives are not good to you? Here are ways for us to fortify our ties and strengthen our bonds with our family and relatives.
27:22
May 16, 2020
Get to know us: Ramadan Reflection Deck Edition (III)
Tafakkur is the form of reflective thinking that Allah mentions in the Qur’an. It awakens the heart and allows you to ponder over the beauty and mercy of Allah. This Ramadan, we each take turns to answer prompts from Ramadan Legacy's Ramadan Reflection Card Deck.
10:29
May 10, 2020
Reaping the rewards of Lailatul Qadr – Reflections from Surah Al-Qadr (97)
There is no day or night that has been emphasized more than the night known as laylat al-qadr (the Night of Decree). How can we fully and meaningfully reap the rewards of the most important night of Ramadan?
15:58
May 9, 2020
Get to know us: Ramadan Reflection Deck Edition (II)
Tafakkur is the form of reflective thinking that Allah mentions in the Qur’an. It awakens the heart and allows you to ponder over the beauty and mercy of Allah. This Ramadan, we each take turns to answer prompts from Ramadan Legacy's Ramadan Reflection Card Deck.
08:20
May 3, 2020
Charity – Reflections from Surah Al-Baqarah (2:245)
It's a common preconception that charity only involves giving money or giving to the poor and needy. However, there are various forms of sadaqah we can do as a "loan" to Allah for our Hereafter.
19:49
May 2, 2020
Get to know us: Ramadan Reflection Deck Edition
Tafakkur is the form of reflective thinking that Allah mentions in the Qur’an. It awakens the heart and allows you to ponder over the beauty and mercy of Allah. This Ramadan, we each take turns to answer prompts from Ramadan Legacy's Ramadan Reflection Card Deck. 
12:16
April 25, 2020
Ramadan: Fasting for Islam, Iman & Ikhsan - Reflections from Surah Al-Baqarah (2:183-185)
With Covid-19 and Singapore's circuit breaker, this year's Ramadan with definitely be a different one. Ramadan is a time to control our nafs. Staying at home gives us an opportunity to review our intentions for the fasting month.
22:13
April 19, 2020
Kindness to Parents - Reflections from Surah Al -Isra (17:23-24)
There are good and bad in all relationships, especially with our parents. In this podcast, we discuss about what the Quran says about how we treat our parents and how we can improve our relationship with them.
35:28
April 11, 2020
Spending Responsibly - Reflections from Surah Al-Furqan (25:67)
What are the qualities of a true servant of Allah? What does the Quran teach us about spending responsibly and about debts and loans? Find out in this episode.
44:05
April 2, 2020
Asking for Forgiveness - Reflections from Surah Al-A'raf (7:23)
As humans, we make plenty of mistakes but Allah’s door is always open if we are willing to ask for forgiveness. But how do we do it with greater and more meaningful intention?
22:47
March 26, 2020
Patience and its Reward – Reflections on Surah Al-Baqarah (2:153-156)
In a time of calamity, how do we practise sabr so that we can reap its rewards in the afterlife?
27:04
March 22, 2020
Starting a Difficult Task – Reflections on Surah Taha (20:25-28)
Sometimes we find ourselves anxious and tongue-tied when we have to do something we find difficult. Surah Taha reveals how Prophet Musa (PBUH) overcame the task which Allah entrusted him with.
20:32
March 6, 2020
Gratitude to Allah – Reflections on Surah Ibrahim (14:7)
It is human nature to complain. But when it comes to being thankful, many of us struggle to practise it in our daily lives. What is gratitude and how do we show our gratefulness to Allah who has bestowed us with his favours?
22:45
February 27, 2020
What is Our Quran Journey?
Assalamualaikum. Welcome to this podcast. Our Quran Journey is 5 women on a spiritual journey with Islam, exploring the sacred verses of The Holy Quran through: 🌈#QuranTagging 🖍#QuranJournaling 💗#Tadabbur We’re wives, mothers and career women. We understand how our busy life can easily overshadow our connection with Allah. But we believe it’s never too late to start. Join us and learn something new. Follow and subscribe to Our Quran Journey on Spotify.
00:39
February 24, 2020