9 posts by Sakinah
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“None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother (or neighbour), what he loves for himself”, a narration from Prophet Muhammadﷺ also ingrained in almost every faith on earth. How many fond (or otherwise!) memories do you recall of your

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arees-whats-your-hizb-park

  “Just walk or swim for 20 mins, then you stop.” “Stop to rest, then continue the workout, right?” “No, stop to finish. Just 20 mins, any extra is bonus.” “What? That sounds like my kind of workout regime! I

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gratitude 3

What does your knee feel like? Or your lower back? Or your wrist? Funny how despite them being a part of our being, we don’t actually “feel” our body parts… until they start aching. It’s like they’re sending us reminders

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dates 1

Like an old friend, she’s back again – Ramadhan, the month of Qu’ran, mercy, serenity… and food (or lack thereof). Today though, we’re just going to talk about one superfood – the date. We are all familiar with the common

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sujud 1

There are no words. Sometimes, there are just no words. And that’s when we lower ourselves, to the most vulnerable position – the prostration – and we thank the Almighty with all our heart. Maybe you opened the mail and

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solat on beach

Have you ever seen someone place a chair, cushion, water bottle, handbag, or anything else, in front of them before they begin solah (prayer)? Or maybe they chose to pray facing a pillar or wall despite the large space available?

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rain 1

Rain rain go away, come again another day – we were taught to sing in kindergarten. Growing up in tropical Malaysia where it rains pretty much every week (and almost every day during the three month monsoon!), I could really

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Sunset narrow

A typical Monday morning. Crawling through traffic; I swear there were more vehicles on the road than usual. It’s like somehow 20% more people go to work on Monday compared to other days. Or does everyone just go out earlier

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Disclosed book on table at library

  It had been a long day at the office dealing with laborious monthly reports, meetings going around the mulberry bush, and elevator rides where we stand with our eyes glued to the mobile phone instead of trying to connect with

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