One of the very first emotions experienced by someone that learns about the death of a loved one is shock. It manifests itself as a “punch to the gut” and results in a wide range of emotions that include intense grief, anger, sadness, confusion and bewilderment.
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When Muslims pray with concentration and sincerity, they leave all their fears, worries, and insecurities to Allah. Any problem or situation is entrusted to Allah, and this naturally gives the worshipers a sense of peace and calmness. These feelings of tranquility...
True self-love means to choose the right path for our well-being. It means to have the self-respect to shun base and ignoble conduct, no matter what the cost. It means to engage with the “self” as if it were another person whom we have to guide with wisdom.
Peace among Muslims in the month of Rajab would be a great gift not only to the worldwide Ummah, but to the world itself. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) warned Muslims repeatedly about fighting one another, calling it one of the greatest sins, so grave it can lead to disbelief.
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!
Is the eternity boring? Being stuck in a place forever doing the same things over and over again? Actually no. It is the exact opposite. Let's do some thinking together. Now, when is something boring to us? If we repeat something over and over again, we all get bored sometimes because we are sick of doing the same stuff.
I was convinced that Islam was a misogynistic religion and that scared me… What if my partner becomes a bully? Or derogatory? Or worse, a woman beater? I had to do something… I had to stop him from practicing Islam. I began to watch some programs on...
The tongue mirrors the soul. When it speaks the truth, the soul becomes luminous; and when it lies, the soul becomes crooked. The rectitude of a crooked soul is to rectify the tongue. True faith can only be attained with a true soul. A true soul can only be attained with a true tongue. So guard the tongue.
Once we understand the connection between all the Prophets of God it is not surprising to learn that they all prayed in basically the same way. What is surprising is that even though there are descriptions of prayer in the Bible, Christians and Jews no longer pray the way their own Prophets prayed.
How in the world are you supposed to keep a promise when you keep forgetting all about it? It creates a lot of guilt, and the more you forget, the more that pile of guilt keeps increasing. But think: Is that guilt doing any good? In fact, it only adds to your stress level, and stress is one of the things that hampers memory.
The first time I ever saw a Muslim with a dark mark on his forehead from making sujud (prostration) frequently, it hit me. The people of God have a dark mark on their forehead because of their devotion to the worship of God in prayer and prostration.
Every now and then, people ask me how to stay motivated? How to build consistency at something? Or how to form positive habits? Instead, of answering their questions or giving them some “great life tips”. I ask them how not to stay motivated? How not to build consistency?