8 Things only people who pray Tahajjud will relate to.

Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) said,“The best prayer after the obligatory prayers is the night prayer.” [Muslim] If you ever prayed Tahajjud you will have experienced the following: 1.It’s all so Quiet: It’s 4 A.M in the morning, everyone else asleep, no cars moving about. It’s just you and Allah tonight! 2.Closeness to…

5 Types of people you will meet when you pray in congregation.

The hadith made congregational prayers irresistible for me.(though it isn’t a 100% compulsory). Also, it was a good way of catching up with friends and meeting new people. After almost 3 years of attending Isha (and occasionally Fajr) in congregation, coming up with 5 categories of people you meet at the mosque, was not difficult….

PBL and How to ace it!

I first heard about PBL’s (short for Problem Based Learning) during my 1st year and truth be told I had mixed feeling about it. On one hand, it is an exciting alternative and very different to the usual didactic lecture based learning but on the other hand I was apprehensive about it, because it was…

Tired of lacking Khushu during Salah? Read my secret to increasing concentration in Salah by 90% and finally having that connection with Allah that you always wanted.

I won’t keep you waiting for long…the simple secret is ‘Meditation’. Yes, you heard that right. M-E-D-I-T-A-T-I-O-N! Now, meditation is not something you would associate with Islam, at least that’s what I thought. I had heard of several types of meditation ranging from Buddhism, Vedic, Christian and Chinese traditions, but never ‘Islamic meditation’. (which I later realised,…

How I Added a touch of spice to my prayer!

I belong to that group of people who get bored very easily and if I keep following a routine I soon lose my interest in it.  Recently I realized, that this was one of the reason of me losing Khush’u in salah. Having to reciting the same surahs- trusty 4 Quls and few other smaller…