Islam is a holistic religion; it requires us to pay attention to our spiritual, physical and mental health. Therefore acquire habits that keep you healthy and add to your Islamic character. Getting enough sleep at night allows you to rise early to pray...
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Many people ask me how a preacher or priest in Christianity can ever go to Islam, especially considering all the negative things that we hear about Islam and Muslims everyday.
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I embraced Islam after graduating from Cambridge. Prior to that I was a skeptical Catholic; a believer in God but with a mistrust of organized religion. The Qur’an was pivotal for me. I first tried to approach it in anger, as part of an attempt to prove my Muslim friend wrong.
Parents should consider turning the fingers they are pointing at their supposedly ‘stubborn’ adult son or daughter who is not getting married, inwards towards their own selves, to see whether their own marriage is one that their child would want?
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.
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.
Those who have set their hearts on God and have decided to reach Him never ignore any way that leads to Him. A sound heart leads one straight to God without any deviation. By living in the shade of the Qur’an and Sunnah they feel the manifestation of the Hidden Treasure in their hearts.
Why in a Makkan surah would Allah tell His Prophet and the Muslim community to deal with People of the Book kindly, and to engage in conversation with them? The reason for that is that they are about to leave Makkah, and they are about to go to Madinah. And when they go to Madinah they are going to be dealing with the People of the Book.
Madinah had a number of communities living in it with various customs. In matters wherein the Prophet received no revelation, he generally gave preference to the customs of the People of the Book who lived in Madinah over the pre-Islamic pagan customs.