Are we among those who are blessed with both sight and light, or do we lack either, or both? Is our vision alright, or are there defects in its capacity? Or are we blind without even realizing it? Or are we deliberately staying in the dark despite having the ability to see?
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If you don’t put enough time and effort into tailoring your duas to your most dearly-held needs and desires, one solution is to take time out from life to sit and write down the areas that are important to you... Let your imagination run wild...
Recently a new Muslimah confided in me that she misses prayer when she is menstruating. She said that in the short time she has been Muslim, she feels a peace in her life when she prays salah. But she says she became distressed when she cannot pray...
Wouldn’t you like to be a friend of Allah Almighty? Well the answer is: "Yes indeed we all want to be friends of Allah." So how to become a friend of Allah is mentioned in the Quran in chapter Yunus. Allah says verses...
To bring about the desired state of peace and tranquility through prayer other emotions must exist first. The prayer is embedded with triggers that enable these other emotions to come about which in return causes the worshiper to enter into a state of peace. Three important triggers...
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said that if we do the next action, we will get the reward for every believing servant, male and female... "Whosoever will seek forgiveness for the believing men and the believing women, Allah will give them, for every believing man and believing woman one good deed."
People tend to leave seeking the protection of God until the very last resort. That is not the way God intended. He is saying to us that He is the source of all protection and He is your first and only line of defense. He is the Master, the King and the God of all humankind.
What lessons can we take from chapter Al-Kahf? Every time we read the chapter, we will find new lessons. In this article we will look at the four stories, and extract three daily life lessons for us from each of the stories.
One who delays repentance is like the man who is asked to uproot a tree and responds: “the tree is strong and I am weak. I'll wait until next year!” The fool doesn't realize that the tree only grows stronger. The carnal appetites are like the tree, they gain strength every day...
There are four levels of remembrance. The lowest is remembrance with the tongue, while the soul was distracted. This is like the person who prays because they are told prayer is good rather than because they wish to remember God; but much like smiling even when one is unhappy...
How many days go by in which you don’t even think about the most important meeting of your existence? Let’s have a look at seven ways you can prepare for the appointment of all appointments— standing before Allah!
How many of our faculties, our limbs, and our talents do we take for granted? These are but some of the blessings in our own bodies. How many blessings surround us, in our families, our friends, our work, the status we enjoy, the connections we have, even our hopes and our dreams?