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4 Ways to Break Free from Envy

4 Ways to Break Free from Envy

Envy is questioning of the decision of Allah. It is almost like saying: “I hate that Allah gave that person this, but He did not give me.” It is almost like saying: “I deserved it, but Allah doesn’t understand.” It can be as bad as muttering: “Allah made a mistake!” We seek refuge in Allah from all such thoughts and inclinations.

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5 Lessons from Hijrah

5 Lessons from Hijrah

Every one of us should migrate from what Allah and the Prophet hate to that which they like and encourage us to do. It is about migrating from bad to good; from evil deeds to righteous deeds; from sins to repentance; from abandoning the prayers to establishing the prayers...

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A Tale of Two Hijrahs

A Tale of Two Hijrahs

For those of us in the West who have accepted Islam into our lives, it makes us wonder if we should do the same-make hijrah. Some new Muslims want to escape countries where Muslims are feeling increasingly unwelcome. While others say more Muslims should stay...

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Re-Imagining Muslim Spaces

Re-Imagining Muslim Spaces

“If I can’t bring my (non-Muslim) mother to a speaking engagement at the mosque, I will decline to speak there.” Tamara like many converts in our communities do not feel that there is a space within their mosques where their non-Muslim family members can feel welcome...

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Eids & Having Fun

Eids & Having Fun

Every aspect of a Muslim's life, including the occasions of festivities, is devoted to Allah Almighty. There is no way a Muslim can ignore the limits of religion to let oneself go and have a "spree" as it were. There is never a moment when Muslims can "forget" their God...

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Avoid These 5 Forms of Showing Off

Avoid These 5 Forms of Showing Off

Some people abstain from doing good deeds fearing that they will fall into the sin of showing off. This is a mistake that leads people to lose out on a lot of virtue and many blessings. As long as your original intention is for God, then you should go forward...

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