Allah has made two days in the year our official festive days – Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. But we often neglect a third, and more frequently occurring, festive day– the Day of Jumu‘ah. Here are some of the reasons why this day is so special.
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A sincere person worships God privately in the same manner he worships publicly. Sometimes, he even worships better when in seclusion so that he does his best to please Allah alone. Are one?
Allah gives us a personal one-to-one appointment to talk with him five times daily. It's something many neglect, called prayer! If you are at work and are facing a problem, you would request a meeting with your manager...right? Of course you would! Apply this analogy with Allah...
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) taught us to help us with absolving our sins daily. If you incorporate them in your daily routine, they'll help you cleanse your heart, remain strongly connected with Allah Almighty and actively stay on the path of purification.
Adversity is a blessing in disguise from Allah because in those moments where everywhere we look around us, we don't see anything that remotely looks like hope, happiness, or success. Our intelligence increases our minds become purer, and we learn what life is truly about.
The postures of prayer are symbolic of humankind’s relationship with God. We stand and assert our existence, we bow to show humility and we prostrate in awe of our Creator’s Power and Strength. From this state of complete abasement we acknowledge our complete reliance on and need of God.
Due to his fear for Allah and profound love of Allah, a sincere person is someone who readily discriminates between the right and the wrong, who absolutely implements what is right according to the Quran and, without seeing any limits in closeness to Allah and love for him...
Next time you ask Allah for something, do so with emotion. How would you cry for help if you were drowning? Would it be a monotone emotionless call? When you make dua, focus your whole body and mind on that request and strive to cry.
This is one of the real life stories of du’a that I have seen in my life that I hold on to very dearly. It showed me so much... It taught me that Allah listens to all du’a and He answers as well.
We can come to know our own weakness and discern our limitations. We recognize our own smallness and insignificance before the vastness of Allah’s creation, and realize the greatness of Allah. When we have this awareness of Allah, believe in Him...
Can the Quran, 1,400 years later, be a living, relevant force, as powerful for us now as it was then? This is the most crucial question that we must answer if we wish to shape our destiny afresh under the guidance of the Quran...
As for the effect that beseeching Allah’s forgiveness has on our fears, worries, and difficulties, one thing all rational people from all nations and faith traditions agree upon is that sins and corruption cause anxiety, fear, and depression, as well as diseases of the heart.