Data clearly shows that most of the terrorist acts committed on American and European soils are done by Christians, Jews, and others, not by Muslims. Furthermore, 95% of the victims of ISIS terrorist actions are Muslims.
If you concentrate on developing a relationship with God and the Quran, rules and regulations will seem like the natural way to act. You will see that the rules are actually guidance from the One that knows human kind best, the Creator Himself.
Ramadan in the U.S. is a wonderful, special time as communities across the U.S. come together to rejuvenate their faith. Aside from its individual, spiritual benefits, it brings people together. This is an arduous task to achieve in a busy, materialistic society as the U.S.
All of this led Omar to take a path of harshness. He became increasingly anti-American and forgot about the gentleness of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) with people who were ignorant of Islam.
Fasting in Ramadan is like representing angelic state for human beings. By abandoning the needs of body such as food and drink they act like angels. Instead of following the lusts of carnal self, Believers dedicate themselves to worship in Ramadan.
Is forgiving beyond human capacity? What does the Quran have to say about forgiveness? Are there certain innate qualities that make them more likely to be forgiving than others?
We must examine ourselves during Ramadan and ask: What is my role – and each of us has a role – in helping this precious Ummah to regain its honor, and return to the Ummah its comprehensive unity and strength, and victory that has been promised to it?
Regularly reading the Quran is best supplemented by some instruction, and taking a class at a masjid, with a visiting scholar, or even a class online can all help boost your faith. In fact, seeking knowledge is part of our Islamic tradition.
Overwhelmed, Abu Sufyan said to the Prophet: “You are indeed very generous. May my parents be sacrificed for your sake. I fought you and you were the most honorable of foes, and I have made peace with you and you have proved to be the best of friends."
Charity is an obligation, but it is also an opportunity given to each of us. Whether we are giving or receiving, Allah has put us in these positions because He is trying to refine us and make us better people, to perfect our manners, to gain empathy, to gain humility, to soften our hearts.
When we are trying to negotiate with each other, we should speak fairly; and if one spouse inclines towards a peaceful resolution following a dispute, it is the other’s duty to also incline towards peace
I continued my soul search. I really wanted to find something for my soul, for my heart, to be satisfied with my religion. I was looking into different religions, to try something, to find something which is very close to me, to my heart, and to my soul.