Pious young Muslims and “Halal Dating”

The concept of dating among Muslims is often in contention, but Maryam Yusof finds a phenomenon among pious young Muslims in Singapore called ‘halal dating’. I have a confession to make: I am a huge romantic comedy junkie. Having watched almost every Hollywood romantic comedy produced after 1995, a huge part of me used to wish that … Read more

How Islam Can Make You Happy

Happiness, from the point of view of Islam, is not only gained from our connection with Allah, but also from how we emanate that connection in our daily lives when we deal with others. Elsa Febiola Aryanti puts it all into perspective. Maintaining a state of happiness is essential for Dian, who has been suffering from lupus … Read more

Love and Intimacy the Islamic Way

The tenets of Islam can help to improve your life even in the romantic department. By Elsa Febiola Aryanti. When love and intimacy go beyond the physical, isn’t life beautiful? Beautiful, too, is the thought that the love and intimacy we share in this world can span throughout eternity. That is the very idea of love … Read more

Soulmates For Life?

Najwa Abdullah asks: Is it time for a rethink on our long-held views on the search for a soulmate? Few weeks ago, on a glorious afternoon, I met a good friend of mine. As we chatted over a cup of coffee in the hectic city of Jakarta, our conversation took an unexpectedly profound turn. Some of … Read more