Strong imaan does not come with the flip of a switch. We don’t establish a close relationship with our Creator overnight. It’s helpful to remember that all physical processes in our world are gradual, and this is out of Allah’s mercy to His creation. The sun does not rise to its apex in the sky in a matter of seconds.
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Pigs often live in the small spaces and fetid conditions that exist in many modern factory farms and studies are revealing that pigs frequently harbor antibiotic resistant staph bacteria. This drug resistant bacterium is now entering our food supply and recent investigations in the United States of America ...
When a small piece of fabric causes such controversy and conflict, wouldn’t it be easier to remove it? Why then, under such circumstances, do Muslim women wear scarves? There are a myriad of reasons why, but the easy, one sentence answer is, because they believe...
Ibn Rushd was a philosopher, physician and Islamic jurist of Muslim Spain. He spent a great part of his life as a judge and physician in Morocco and in the Andalus. He is also celebrated in medieval and Renaissance Europe for his commentaries on Aristotle and for his influence on the European medieval philosophy.
One might wonder what harm could come from pork, a product eaten in many parts of the world, and the fact that pork contains parasites and diseases harmful to man may spring to mind as a justifiable reason for abstaining. However, when analysing why Muslims are forbidden to eat pork, this becomes a secondary reason.
In bowing you confirm your submissiveness and humility, striving to refine your inner feelings through a fresh awareness of your own impotence and insignificance before the might and grandeur of your Lord. To confirm this, you seek the aid of your tongue, glorifying Allah and testifying repeatedly to His Supreme Majesty.
Just as the dead earth blooms after it receives the rain, people whose hearts and minds have been closed will find them blossom when they hear the words of revelation. Hidden virtues that have been suppressed in a hard heart will begin to manifest in virtuous behavior and good deeds.
Do not forget that life is one big test. Just like it is necessary for you to pass your tests at school, you are going to have to pass that big test as well. That exam is as long as your life and the results only come out at the very end...
Gratitude boosts the production of dopamine, and increasing dopamine elicits feelings pleasure. It also plays a role in other areas such as memory, movement and motivation. Dopamine makes us feel good and plays a role in initiating action. Increased dopamine makes...
In this surah, Allah (SWT) addresses both human beings and the jinn. That is something unique which Allah does in this surah, and throughout the surah everything is in pairs. Just like a pair of species are being talked to (human beings and jinn), Jannahs are in pairs, so He talks about them twice, He talks about gardens twice,…
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.
For eight centuries, the conquest of Constantinople (now Istanbul in Turkey) was a dream for the Muslim commanders. Ever since the era of the revered companion, Mu`awiyah ibn Abu Sufyan, there had been many attempts to conquer it, but none had succeeded...