God shows you that He is the Guide, Al-Hadi, and how life changes when the light of God is in it. Perhaps you started out something with a sense of purpose, but in your journey you were knocked off the path towards the greater goal. You need the Guide.
Perhaps one of the greatest qualities that made Prophet Muhammad such a phenomenal teacher is that he led by example. He often lectured to his companions about the Oneness of God Almighty, living a life in accordance with Islam and being mindful of the Hereafter.
Unbeknownst to most non-Muslims who revere and love Jesus, he is one of the many Prophets whom God has mentioned repeatedly and specifically in the Quran. God has described many of His praiseworthy attributes in the Quran, in addition to the details of the events in his life, as well as those of his mother, Mary.
I thought of a man who rose to be the initiator of a new way of life that today has about 1.8 billion adherents spread across the world, a man who at the height of his success maintained the humility displayed in his youth. His wisdom, he asserted, was never his own...
Prophet Muhammad has clearly demonstrated that a girl is not a matter of humiliation to a family. On the other hand, she is a matter of pride. A man who brings up his daughters in a proper way will be among those who have the honor of standing close to the Prophet on the Day of Judgment.
It was a critical moment. Had Asma become afraid, or if she had broken down, the Prophet's emigration to Madinah might have been thwarted. However, like her father, Asma had strong faith and conviction, and stood firm in the face of one of the most feared disbelievers in Makkah.
Take it upon yourself to be an Ambassador of your religion to live and breathe as best as possible, the way Prophet Muhammad did, and to convey the message of our deen with kindness and compassion.
Back to school resolutions are basically goals to help you stay on track with your learning. The resolutions should be small, bite sized and doable – so you don’t feel ready to quit even before you get far. After all the beginning of any school year comes with enough stress and drama.
Does difference mean the death of cooperation? Does this mean you cannot be a good brother or sister to a fellow Muslim who thinks differently? Opening your mind up to understanding someone else...
This is the type of Hijrah mentioned in the Prophet’s statement: migrating “away from what God has forbidden” not just physically by moving to a new place, but also spiritually and ethically, by choosing good over evil and ethics over corruption, and pledging to withstand the tribulations of struggling to stay on that path for life.
We should consider knowledge as one wholesome entity that will satisfy the needs of our soul, body and inquisitive mind. Useful knowledge increases the remembrance of God. It takes us closer to God. We should use our potential in this direction.
When we constantly go back to God, seeking His forgiveness, we are reminded. We become humble, because we are forced to face these minor sins that weigh heavily on our hearts and through that our hearts are cleansed. Because we face our sins, we are...