Have we progressed in the past year, and moved towards betterment in the light of the Qur'an, at all levels? Or have we degenerated and degraded further? And, more importantly, what can we do about our factual answers to the above questions, as we enter this new page in history, which will go down in the records of time as 2017?
- Al-Azhar Invites Pope Francis to Peace Conference
- French Muslims Throw their Weight behind Macron
- China Bans Islamic Names for Babies
- Muslim Runs Across Canada for First Nations Water Safety
- Paris Mosque Rector Urges Muslims to Vote for Macron
- Ramadan Starts May 27 in Europe, N. America
- US Muslim Picked to Meet Pope in Vatican
- US Muslim Boxer Wins Right to Compete in Hijab
It would take me years to find out what my purpose in life was. As a small child I can remember playing with my Barbie dolls while contemplating upon why I had lived. As the only member of my family to go to college, I remember sitting in philosophy class pondering upon why I had survived birth...
Every change in life requires imagining it first. Imagination is the secret means that transports us to our goals. It enables the mind to absorb the stresses of life and conceive of a better future, empowering us to surmount our obstacles and solve our problems.
As human beings, we are drawn to questions such as, “What’s the point of this?” or “Why am I here?” whenever we attempt something and, particularly, when we find it to be difficult. We want work to be meaningful in the long run, want to feel we are doing something worthwhile, and we want to feel validated.
In a talk titled “The Signs of the End of Times”, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani of SeekersHub began with relating to various verses of the Quran relevant to the topic
Naturally, when someone wrongs us, we may feel very angry and vengeful. We ask ourselves, “How could he do this to me?” We might decide never to talk to the person again, or to give him back what we got. These are all natural reactions, and Allah knows that we feel them.
How we see and evaluate ourselves, our self-esteem, is extremely important. A lot of us judge ourselves much more harshly than we judge others. And while it’s important to identify areas we need to work on, it’s also important to develop confidence in who we are and in the skills Allah has blessed us with.
The Prophet would spend quality time with his spouse. He didn't live a separate life under the same roof. He would go on walks with his wife, travel with his wife, and seek her advice. He would engage in stimulating conversation. When was the last time you took spouse out for a nice dinner?
For most who are not wary of guarding their heart from spiritual diseases, acquisition of wealth can quickly lead to arrogance, showing off, and conceit. They can begin to look down upon others who hail from lower social classes...
It’s very easy to talk, but how do we stop this process of image formation? If you and I have realized the fact that our imagined model of the other person’s inside reality is perhaps only 0-5% true, then we have taken a big step towards stopping this bad habit.
Family unity represents the cornerstone of a thriving Muslim community. Muslims need to concentrate on building healthy family ties within their single unit, extending the same to their larger web of family members...
When we are reading the news, how heart wrenching are the headlines when we notice war and destruction in other countries? What do we do about it? How conscientious are we of another person’s feelings, another person’s plight, another person’s freedom?