We live in our little bubble of working to live and living to work, that we lose the opportunity to achieve tranquillity and experience the other creations of Allah in a positive manner. How can we change the way we look at the outdoors? Should we be thinking in a certain way?
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Diet and nutrition play a big part in maintaining the best possible health, so does a lifestyle incorporating exercise. Islam lays emphasis on a simple diet combined with physical exercise. Fulfilling the obligations of three of the five pillars of Islam requires...
Masjid ad-Dirar was a mosque built in Madinah by a monk named Abu Amir and some hypocrites. It was built close to masjid Quba’ with the intention of mischief and plots to disuniting the Muslims. After it was built, Abu Amir invited the Prophet to pray in it.
Islam taught me that people could be good. And Islam showed me that I could be good too. And that holding out for good things in your life and saying no to these bad choices, or these bad opportunities is worth it. That is important to do that. So that's why I love to be a Muslim. And that's why I chose Islam.
Being close to your Lord is the most beautiful virtue of sajdah. But did you know doing sujood also has an amazing impact on your body? When you go into the position of prostration, your whole body is in an active motion. When you rest your forehead on the...
A Ramadan done right should change you. It should rewire parts of you to make a better, more giving, more patient you. And even if you do slip back into bad behaviors post-Ramadan, if you had truly changed during Ramadan, that slip will be much more gradual.
What is your contribution? You have the Quran saying “Read in the name of your Lord,” you have to read and read many books, but we are not doing that. So we want superficial commitment to our religion. This is heavy.
Islamic scholar and student of the aforementioned Ibn Taymiyah, Imam Ibnul-Qayyim said: “This great name Ar-Rabb necessitates all the other names and attributes of God… To be Ar-Rabb, He has to be the Bestower of Graces, the All Generous, and the All Rich..."
We may now ask the question: when is the best time during the course of the day to seek forgiveness? There is of course no special time to seek the forgiveness of Allah. But perhaps one of the best occasions is the early hours of each day, which the Quran...
Without understanding, our lives look so restricted and boring. I know my own mother even thinks I am too boring for my age and constantly quotes that “life is for living.” She has a point! We are not placed on this Earth to stand in the Mosque all day/night and Praise Allah with every second that passes. This is not Islam.
Calm down. It's a very big matter. Calm down and then see what they are saying. If they show a speck of remorse, you need to extend your hand, the hand of mercy. Yes, if there's no remorse whatsoever, you might want to deal with it differently...
Mindfulness is thinking about the one with whom we are in a relationship. It is thinking about and doing all that would bring you closer and avoiding the things that what would pull you apart. In our relationship with Allah (SWT), mindfulness is called taqwa...