Know that wealth is like a serpent, in it there is both poison and medicine. The religious benefits of wealth are three kinds: The first kind is money spent on yourself for the acts of worship, specifically the provisions necessary, to allow you to focus on remembrance and meditation...
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The Month of Ramadan is like a gentle breeze that hastens to cool a sweltering summer night. However, just as quickly as it arrives, it bids farewell much too soon. Get ready to welcome Ramadan today, so that you can take full advantage of the blessed days and nights once it arrives.
My previous experience with Muslims took me to a different direction. I started wondering ‘Why Islam? Why do we blame Islam as a religion for the action of terrorists who happened to be Muslims, when no-one accused Christianity of terrorism when some Christians have acted the same way?
If you have been wanting to bring about a change in your current eating habits and adopt a healthier way of life, what better role model is there to follow than the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) led a life of balance, moderation and had an extremely nutritious diet.
All of us should make sure that we are developing a habit of reciting this book in these coming days, so that when the month of Ramadan comes, we are already oriented around the Book of Allah. Because I know many of us maybe perhaps since last Ramadan...
Ibn Al Qayyim said: "There are three points about fasting the month of Sha’ban more than other months: First: the Prophet, used to fast three days every month. Perhaps he was busy and could not fast in some months, so he gathered all these in Sha’ban to fast them before the obligatory fast...
Don't exhaust your effort and waste your life chasing a mirage, chasing something that Allah has promised us it will be destroyed. Do you want true happiness? Run to Allah. Allah will give you true happiness in this life and in our real home, the everlasting home...
I would like to share a few of my stories with you. These are my embarrassing first steps into Islam. I tell them to you so that you will not be afraid to go forward, knowing that we all have to start somewhere.
Make this Ramadan an even bigger success than in year’s past by calling those nearest to you to the mercy and love contained within God’s Last Message, the Quran. Get creative and use innovative methods to inspire non-Muslims, and those considering...
Know that friends are of three types: The first are like food, one cannot exist without them. They are for the sake of the hereafter; from them seek support in religious practices. The second are like medicine, one needs them from time to time. They are for the sake of this world; from them seek good character.
Naturally, when someone wrongs us, we may feel very angry and vengeful. We ask ourselves, “How could he do this to me?” We might decide never to talk to the person again, or to give him back what we got. These are all natural reactions, and Allah knows that we feel them.
I often wonder if Islamophobes and Islamic extremists realize that they are just different sides of the same coin. They both promote fear and hatred of large groups of diverse peoples. Both groups wish to sweep as many people up in their seriously dangerous causes.