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Accepting the Plan of the Best Planner

Accepting the Plan of the Best Planner

After we feel we have been blessed with patience in affliction, we should aspire to reach a higher level; which is that of gratitude. Gratitude that Allah wants us to be purified from our sins, gratitude that Allah gives us the promise of something better than that with which we were afflicted with. Only then will we reach a state of contentment and serenity.

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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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Why Do We Say Subhan Allah?

Why Do We Say Subhan Allah?

When we say subhan Allah (Glory be to Allah), we are glorifying Allah above any imperfection or deficiency. It is a declaration of His transcendence. One of Allah’s names is al-Subbuh. This can be translated as “the Most Glorified”. Allah is the One who possesses all glory...

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8 Different Types of the Heart

8 Different Types of the Heart

Just as the remembrance of God brings tranquility and peace to a heart, when a heart is devoid of remembrance of God - believing in Him, thinking of Him often and with love, brimming with thankfulness towards Him for the innumerable blessings that He has provided...

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Worship: The Essence of True Humility

Worship: The Essence of True Humility

Humility comes from knowing about God and recognizing His greatness, venerating Him, loving Him and being in awe of Him; and it comes from knowing about oneself and one’s own faults, and weaknesses. God gives this characteristic to those who struggle to become close to Him through deeds of piety and righteousness.

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The Life-Changing Power of Prayer

The Life-Changing Power of Prayer

Prayer gave me my first motivation to learn to read Arabic, and to start memorizing Quran--plus daily opportunities to review what I had already memorized. That eventually led me to study Arabic more deeply when the opportunities arose...

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