I was a skeptic like many, but I did not live with my skepticism. I made diligent effort to know the truth. I went from one religion to another till I finally found what I was looking for.
Purification of the heart and attaining precious jewels like taqwa require discipline and training. These are not matters we simply read about or acquire suddenly.
I never felt myself close to God as a non-Muslim and never felt a sense of satisfaction through my acts of worship. With the acceptance of Islam, there has been an enhancement of my spirituality...
I was well aware that Allah's mercy, the guidance of Islam, was the only reason I was now able to display such a self-possessed, unflappable calm as opposed to the transgressions of my impatient past. Not only had Islam satisfied my soul...
Forgetting the role of God in our lives, is likely to cause arrogance, pride and ignorance toward the One who is the real giver and attribute it to oneself instead. Do we know that we are questioned for everything we do, think, and possess?
To Muslims, peace is something that is achieved by reconciling our human needs with the world around us while under the shade of Islam. It can be a very fine juggling act for new reverts, who are just gaining a foothold with their new religion.
Having the Quran in the heart but not acting upon what is loved by God and not refraining from engaging in activities that are despised by Him is a poor reflection of a Muslim’s plight in this world.
Islam was seen as an Arab religion and not for us. It is so easy to laugh now as I reflect, but in the early days it was no laughing matter.
When you are learning the basics of anything, you must start with the most important things first before you can build up to the smaller things. This doesn't mean that the smaller things are less important, but you can't build a house by starting with the roof.
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.
Young singles of this ummah who wish to marry someone righteous and henceforth live a life upon the Deen of Islam, should therefore be forewarned that the trial of hunger and poverty might come from Allah as a test of their marriage...