Balancing Act – Editor’s Letter


My best friend is a Christian and I am a Muslim. Some may think we form an odd pair, but I beg to differ. We love each other for the sake of God and treat each other like sisters would one another. This month’s issue is about balancing religion and your day-to-day activities. To many this may seem, like a no-brainer, but it is very easy to fall into a rut of bad habits.
This month I realized that because I work a lot from home, I have the tendency to pray fajr, have breakfast (when I remember lol) and begin working. Once I start I rarely stop until it is about 6-7pm and that is only because the room gets dim and I have to switch on the light. Now, the reason why I am sharing this with you is because I end up praying dhuhr, asr and sometimes maghrib at the end of the day.
When I told my best-friend that I had not been praying on time, she said: “Religion has to be a focal point. Do not forget how comforting the word of God is”. That was enough to clear my eyes and make me smell the coffee. In life, Allah swt is constantly making a way for you to get back on track. It may come from the most unlikely of sources but as long as your heart is open to it you will see it. Prayers are not to be neglected and the reward for praying on time is infinite. So why delay what you can do now for later?

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