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The Quran’s 7 Steps to Peace

The Quran’s 7 Steps to Peace

Cultivate an earnest and sincere desire for peace, harmony, and conflict resolution. It may be hard at first, but the tranquility that follows is well worth sacrificing a bit of pride. Where Allah sees a desire for reconciliation, Allah will come to the rescue.

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The Language of Happiness

The Language of Happiness

Keep in mind that you are training yourself for happiness and success. You have what it takes. Pray to Allah with hope, keeping in mind that you are strengthening your abilities, building confidence in your future, reinforcing your will, and expecting the best from your Lord.

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Leaving Mecca

Leaving Mecca

We had to leave the Ka'bah. And it hurt. So much. But we never have to leave Allah. Unless we choose to. Unless WE choose to turn our backs on Him. But He is always there. It’s we who chose to turn away. And what happens when we do?

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A Source of Healing

A Source of Healing

We read about the trials of those before us, how they remained steadfast and God was with them – how then can we give up? We read that whoever trusts in Him, then He will be sufficient for him, that He answers all dua’ (supplication) – how then can we despair?

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Why Do We Pray?

Why Do We Pray?

Why does Allah ask us to pray, to fast, to avoid backbiting, to avoid alcohol, to wear hijab? What does Allah gain by these things which He has imposed on us? Some of you might be scandalized by such questions...

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Finding Contentment

Finding Contentment

It’s a story I’ve heard often repeated among those who have visited third-world countries: finding people who are happy despite their dire circumstances. I guess it just goes to show, money and a life of privilege don’t equal happiness...

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Contentment with Allah’s Decree

Contentment with Allah’s Decree

We don’t have the mind of Allah, we don’t know why He did these things, but we do know that He didn’t need to make us, we do know that He didn’t need to make this world or anything that’s in it, we do know that He doesn’t need the angels to praise Him...

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Loving Allah: The Greatest Aspiration

Loving Allah: The Greatest Aspiration

Many of us would say without hesitation that we love Allah. But there are different levels of love. Some of us may love parents more than siblings. We love all of them, but our love for our parents is over and above the love for our siblings. Yet the love that will give us true tranquility in our hearts...

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