It happens one step at a time. Every big evil has its opening in some small evil. When you open your heart to one evil, whatever the evil is, bigger evils sneak in even before you’re aware of it. When you read of news stories of how women are set to fire like torches...
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To develop a habit you must start by something that you can retain your focus on. So, better start with praying Fajr and reciting 5-6 verses of Quran (for the beginners of course) and then build from there. Remember, Allah loves the deeds that are consistent, even if they are little.
Being reminded of all that I had gained when I came to Islam made my faith instantly soar. I never hid to pray again. I was proud to worship my Creator. From that day on, I refused to hide in the locker room to pray. Becoming preoccupied by the day to day bills...
The Prophet Joseph’s life is a fantastic example of doing good works in perpetuity and the pleasant results it produces. God encourages us to explore his biography and benefit from the valuable lessons in his life. "Certainly there were signs in Joseph and his brothers for those who ask." (Quran 12:7)
The summer months often prove to be an added test to those who adorn hijab. Not only does the weather make a person more inclined to wear less, it also brings new questions from those intrigued by women who cover in the heat. How can sisters find strength during this time?
I remember my first summer as a Muslim. It wasn't that long after I converted, and I was barely into the transition phase. I knew that hijab is obligatory, but I was definitely not ready to tell my family and the world what I had just recently discovered myself.
What can we take from this man that went through so much in losing three of his children? Umar did not claim that he wasn't hurt by the loss of those children. It’s natural. The Prophet cried when his children passed away. So Umar instead said that that loss did not make me resent you oh Allah.
This diversity illustrates to us that Islam is colorful and diverse. It is not the strict and stringent religion as some people like to interpret and portray it. People in Afghanistan live differently from people in Gambia. People in Russia have a different tradition...
When I asked Abigail if her relationship with her family had changed at all, Abigail said: "Everyone seems to accept me as a Muslim. And all those relationships are the same. But my relationship with my mom has gotten better. I make an effort to admit when I am...
Staying cool in the summer sun is essential for your body and mind. How else will you maintain a full and busy schedule? There are several ways to keep cool this summer while also dressing modestly.
Before you jump the gun and do something drastic and irrational, you should first pause and think about the reality of what you are contemplating. In order to do this, you have to ask yourself some deeply important questions that will impact your future, once you have calmed down and are able to think rationally.
New Muslims tend to marry quickly after taking their shahadah. They think that their spouse can help them grow and learn the deen better. This is not always the case. Marriage in the first years is difficult, regardless if religion is a factor or not.