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The Heart’s Predicament

The Heart’s Predicament

When the soul weakens, the heart hardens and finds itself incapable of staying on the path it should. It begins to wither. So anything deviant that makes you happy isn't akin to feeding your soul, it's feeding the demon inside. Take some time out for some serious soul searching...

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How to Make Dua So that Allah Accepts?

How to Make Dua So that Allah Accepts?

Many of us make dua (supplication). We call out: “O Allah help me… guide me… give me…” “O Allah I’m looking for a job, grant me a good health, a good wife…” and we keep on making dua, but many of us forget to make dua for others. We make dua only for ourselves, we are selfish!

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Worry Ends When Faith Begins

Worry Ends When Faith Begins

Pour your heart out. Say what you want. Ask for what you desire. Cry if you must. He is listening; you are not alone. The peace that follows is impeccable. When you are constantly praying and talking to God, your trust in Him distinctively increases. The closer you are to Him, the more you realize how dependent you are upon Him.

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Thinking Well of God

Thinking Well of God

Many people give up in the face of something seemingly impossible. Sometimes, we give up on an individual level: getting married, getting that job we want; sometimes it is on a global level, such as injustice in the Muslim world. But the point of the struggle is to realize who is in charge.

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Hardships That Turn Out to Be Blessings

Hardships That Turn Out to Be Blessings

It is the path that we don’t want to take that turns out to be the best for us in the long run. It is the flat tire that made us avoid getting involved in a deadly accident or the waitress bringing us the wrong order that allowed us to avoid getting food poisoning that are the blessings.

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3 Things the Quran Teaches about Patience

3 Things the Quran Teaches about Patience

The ultimate patience is that of Allah. He leads us gently and compassionately and forgives us when we fail. He doesn’t condemn us when we make mistakes from ignorance as long as we’re sincere in our striving and prayers. Even when we become frustrated with our own failures Allah surrounds and embraces us with his love and encourages us to keep going.

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A Life of Remembrance

A Life of Remembrance

It is dhikr that purifies your heart and makes it sound. And you can only attain salvation and true success by having a pure and sound heart. The 'heart' referred to here is not the pump in your breast that pushes blood around your body but rather the center...

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