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Why is Allah Testing Me?

Why is Allah Testing Me?

Don’t become depressed to the degree that you begin to question Allah. People say: “Why is Allah testing me? Why? He doesn’t like me” Well if that’s the case, He didn’t like anyone on earth because everyone is tested. Even Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), who is the most beloved to Allah...

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Why is My Dua Delayed?

Why is My Dua Delayed?

We often times feel, "I’ve been making du’a and my du’a is not being answered. Allah is not hearing my du’a, or Allah is not answering my du’a. I feel like it’s not working... And sometimes when I feel that way then I want to give up."...

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A Sign of an Accepted Repentance

A Sign of an Accepted Repentance

You should hope and expect that Inshallah Allah will indeed forgive me and the sign for this is that you live a better life after repentance than you did before your repentance. This is the sign. If you have been a sinner for a number of years, and then you repent, the future after that repentance should be a better future...

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4 Steps to Boost Dhikr

4 Steps to Boost Dhikr

Prayer after Prayer, you should recite these beautiful words. And beyond that, remind yourself as much as you can and throughout the day, especially as you expect something to happen, or not to happen, that everything happens only as He commands, and by His permission.

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The Power of Dua – A True Story

The Power of Dua – A True Story

The doctor said: “I learnt that Allah’s armies are beyond limits. Allah uses whatever he wants to get what He wants done. Everyone has needs for Allah. Just keep calling. Just have certainty. Have conviction. If it is meant, it will definitely come in your direction. By the mercy and power of Allah, it will happen, it will come to pass.

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Getting Through Mini-Depressions

Getting Through Mini-Depressions

I go through regular periods of mini-depression every few months. My mood will be utterly black, my mind filled with self-critical thoughts: “I’m a failure, I’m a hypocrite, I have no real friends, I’ve wasted my life…” But even in the depths of depression I know that the mood will not last...

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Only Allah’s Light Can Defeat the Darkness

Only Allah’s Light Can Defeat the Darkness

The creation is a sign that points to the Creator. When you’re sitting there on a mountain meadow, looking out over the forested slopes and thinking, “This sure is beautiful. I feel at peace,” what you’re really doing – whether you realize it or not – is praising Allah and sensing the beauty and wonder that He placed in His creation.

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The Beauty of Allah’s Creation

The Beauty of Allah’s Creation

Man’s initial impression of amazement with regard to the awesome sights in the universe, as a result of Allah’s supreme artistry, followed by his in-depth study of what is viable thereof, is meant to lead man to an unwavering spiritual awakening, thus prompting all his spiritual and mental faculties...

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The Light of Faith

The Light of Faith

Strong imaan does not come with the flip of a switch. We don’t establish a close relationship with our Creator overnight. It’s helpful to remember that all physical processes in our world are gradual, and this is out of Allah’s mercy to His creation. The sun does not rise to its apex in the sky in a matter of seconds.

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How to Achieve Spirituality in Prayer?

How to Achieve Spirituality in Prayer?

In bowing you confirm your submissiveness and humility, striving to refine your inner feelings through a fresh awareness of your own impotence and insignificance before the might and grandeur of your Lord. To confirm this, you seek the aid of your tongue, glorifying Allah and testifying repeatedly to His Supreme Majesty.

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How to Find Happiness?

How to Find Happiness?

There was a western author who went to live among the Arab desert dwellers... He said: “I learned from the desert Arabs how to overcome anxiety.” Those Muslims believe in Allah’s decree and determination of all things. They live their lives with a sense of security. However...

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How Trusting God Relieves Sadness and Worry

How Trusting God Relieves Sadness and Worry

When we are mindful of the fact that God has control over all things and that He ultimately wants us to live forever in Paradise, we can begin to leave our sadness and worry behind. God loves us, and wants what is best for us. God has given us clear guidance and He is the Most Merciful, and the Most Forgiving.

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