Whenever I think it would be a good idea to recommend someone, I go through a list of criteria that I have to meet before I do so. The acronym “S.I.S.T.E.R.” helps remind me to give advice in the best way I can.
It's easy to become a Muslim. However, looking from the outside in, it may seem like a monumental task that will turn life as you know it on its head.
It is very important to know that God is never unjust to any of His creatures. Doubting His justice may be a great injustice to oneself who has not taken the time to know his Creator.
Apart from the five prayers we say daily as Muslims, then, what form should this prayer take? How can we take our prayer and worship to a higher level and become better Muslims, better people?
Some of the mistakes I made in paths and choices will follow me the rest of my life. Yet, for me, I must say there must have been a bit of an open door to guidance in my heart. Allah slowly opened this door till I could see the light of Islam compared to the darkness of the sea of desires...
The sweetness of faith is a special thing, not like anything else we've ever tasted. It is not a sweetness felt on the tongue, it is a sweetness felt in the heart. But what happens when our hearts no longer taste the sweetness of the faith?
Islam teaches us that every one of us can find comfort only by turning to God and tranquility that results from this communication is mentioned in many verses.
When our focus ceases to be solely on ourselves and our pride and ego, patience is easier to manifest. And this is how we can be true believers.
Patience is linked to not despairing. There is a time for mourning and sadness. But a believer understands God’s wisdom. So in the case of calamities patience is to not despair, it is allowing oneself to mourn but also to continue on the path.
I learned from Maryam that amazing things didn't happen to/for Maryam because she was superhuman. She was as human as you or me. But that Allah provided for her in amazing ways because Maryam devoted herself to being amazingly virtuous.
Islam guides us to understand that the way we deal with others is of the utmost importance, because everything we do should be for the sake of Allah. Our lives, including our treatment of others, should be an act of worship.
Life, like weddings, is just a short experience that you must go through to get to the real thing. Life, like weddings, is a test or testimony of your soul where you agree to do what you are supposed to do or refuse to do what you are supposed to do.