Time is one of life’s great mysteries. It is one of the most difficult properties of our universe to understand. Life is time, and time, simply, is life. Time is so ubiquitous and all-pervading that we cannot think of anything, any being or experience except in terms of time’s apparently infinite and unbreakable rules.
You’re running on a track, you’re running around, and then you see someone catching up behind you, what do you do? Throw in the towel and accept defeat? No you don’t! you run harder and work harder… and you can see the finishing line.
What kind of a person does the Quran make you? People of other faiths tend to observe Muslims, and for good reason, to understand what the Quran teaches. But, a sure way to know about its teachings is to let the Quran speak for itself.
In Islam work is given special importance to the extent that it is considered as an act of worship in itself. Although some people believe that they are not obliged to work because they dedicate themselves to worshiping God, this is actually a wrong perception of the concept of worship.
Prophet Muhammad was often described as kind and generous and his generosity included smiling at those around him. We know from scientific evidence just how powerful a smile can be. In the early days of Islam there were no articles or books to read.
When is the commandment coming? When can we finally get out of here? The anticipation is so much higher that when the story of Lot is being talked about, eventually when finally, in the end our messenger came. The intensity of the wait is highlighted more in this chapter...
It’s an incredible challenge for a new Muslim to find the right path to follow. There seem to be so many different groups, madh-habs and opinions; how on earth can you work out which is the right one? Or in fact if there even is a ‘right path’? The temptation is to do what Helen...
Prayer is a break for us and a time of meditation. It allows us to set aside the demands of the world and simply focus our hearts on God. We get up and make ablution and then find a quiet place to pray in peace. But Why Five prayers a day?
Man is given the choice between two ways: One of guidance and the other of disbelief. Those who adopted the path of righteousness and gratefulness will be rewarded with Paradise and its delights. And those who adopted the path of disbelief and ungratefulness will meet an evil end.
There are always more similarities between the people of the Book than differences, and this is something that we need to remember when reading contemporary news in the mainstream media nowadays.
No architectural plan and design, which served as a solution for an age and a place, can be simply “parachuted” to another age and place without properly modulating it to its rigorous environmental and socio-cultural requirements. To do that is to betray the dynamic spirit...
It is on account of this that the first role of the Quran and Sunnah as the sources and foundation of Islamic architecture is to afford a perfect guidance on how Muslims are to perceive creating, using and possessing architecture. That is an integral part of the total Islamic worldview and belief system.