Alhamdulillah Allah has graced us with another Ramadan and now it’s drawn to an end. Taqabbalallahu minnaa wa minkum. May Allah accept the good deeds performed by both us and you. Eid Mubarak from the Halal Life team! Stay safe this Eid and love your close ones more than ever before!
Sometimes a simple smile goes a long way. Let’s look at what science says Altruism and Smiling Being in a good mood makes you more altruistic, more likely to be generous and helpful towards others. The Science: Think back to the days of phoneboxes (if you can!). Think of a time when went into the phone box and found coins there (you know you checked). How great did that feel? Capitalising on this moment, Isen and Levin set up a famous…
List of good manners that we can learn from the Glorious Qur’an.
Volunteering is a great way to enhance your mood and satisfaction with life. Studies show that people who spare their time and devote it to volunteering and helping others have a greater sense of social connected-ness, which in turn wards off loneliness and low mood.
It can feel like we are often bombarded with information highlighting the negative link between sugar and health. We are told that sugar negatively impacts our mental well-being, by suppressing hormones that play a significant role in brain health. We are told that sugar has a detrimental effect on learning and memory, and that is has addictive properties, meaning that once you start on the sugar buzz, it can be hard to stop. Recent research has even highlighted the significant…
He is not a believer whose stomach is filled while the neighbour to his side goes hungry Prophet Muhammad, al-Sunan al-Kubrá There is great emphasis on the neighbour in Islam. The idea is, if we all look after at least our neighbours, then the whole community will be at security. In Surah Nisa, Verse 36, Allah says: Worship Allah and associate nothing with Him, and to parents do good, and to relatives, orphans, the needy, the near neighbor, the neighbor…
Advice to Muslims relating to current coronavirus pandemic in the UK
Maybe you’ve decided to start reading more and even more Islamic material, but how much of it sticks. Experts say we only retain 5% of what we read. The brain is only engaged for a short amount of time.
We hear the word “anxiety” thrown around a lot these days. We have all described ourselves as feeling “anxious” at one stage or another – whether it’s linked to a feeling of dread about an upcoming event, or associated with the stress or pressures of the workplace, or related to a particular issue in a relationship. And it’s natural and normal that we feel anxiety in particular situations – but what about when it goes above and beyond what the…
It is commonly accepted that our diet has an effect on our physical health. Media and social media are constantly bombarding us with the latest diets we need to try in order to get our bodies in the ‘perfect’ shape. Less talked about, however, is the effect our diet has on our mental health. While we may attribute our irritability, mood swings and difficulty concentrating to other stressors in life, our diet may have a big part to play in causing these symptoms.
Welcome to our Advanced Quran Quiz. We’ve compiled a useful list of Question and Answers on the Quran. We’re also looking at a Q and A Quiz on the Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon Him.
You may have knowledge of a car, the spec memorised and the right attitude to sell but if you don’t have interpersonal skills and you can’t build rapport then you’ll find it hard to sell….
Here’s a useful list of Q and A you can ask your children family or friends.
Some of the most important days of the year are the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah. In Surah Al-Fajr, Allah swears by the 10 nights. Scholars are in agreement, this relates to the first ten nights of Dhul Hijjah. We often see Allah swearing by magnificent phenomenon in the Quran, this in turn gives more weight to the verses to follow. Allah is swearing by these first ten nights. These nights are not to be taken lightly.
As far as a healthy nutritious lifestyle goes, Ramadan is a good opportunity to stop bad food habits and limit what we eat. Fasting relieves and strengthens the digestive system while increasing its efficiency and helps adjust triglyceride levels in the blood. However, because our suhoor and iftaar contain highly calorific foods we in fact reverse any benefit.
The Essentials of Hajj and Umrah webinars are the perfect companion for pilgrims who have made the pure intention to travel on the ‘Journey of a Lifetime’. Many wonderful and rare secrets will be divulged, providing a valuable insight into the wisdom and true meaning of Hajj.
Gelatin is used in chewy and fluffy sweets and desserts, but finding halal gelatin is not easy for Muslims around the globe. Halal gelatin is getting more attention these days since it makes sweets and desserts finer and fluffier. How can we tell the difference between what’s halal gelatin and what’s not?