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The Light of Faith

The Light of Faith

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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Why Should You Avoid Eating Pork?

Why Should You Avoid Eating Pork?

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 ...

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Averroes & the European Renaissance

Averroes & the European Renaissance

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.

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Why is Pork Forbidden in Islam?

Why is Pork Forbidden in Islam?

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.

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How to Achieve Spirituality in Prayer?

How to Achieve Spirituality in Prayer?

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.

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Blessed Success

Blessed Success

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...

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Gratitude – The Way to Happiness

Gratitude – The Way to Happiness

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...

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Get to Know Surah Ar-Rahman – With Brother Nouman

Get to Know Surah Ar-Rahman – With Brother Nouman

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,…

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A Man for All Seasons – 3

A Man for All Seasons – 3

Negative life events are one of the major risk factors for depression. Islam plays an important role in helping Muslims cope with these events. It encourages them to replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts and actions, and it counters feelings of hopelessness and despair with hope.

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6 Steps to Remove Doubts

6 Steps to Remove Doubts

Worry seeped into your beautiful new world. Uncertainties chipped away at the solace you had found. Was I wrong? Am I stupid? Have I become one of the blind, ignorant ones I used to mock – leaning lamely on a false crutch? You began to question the authenticity of the Quran...

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