In order to attain barakah in life, it stands to reason that a believer should firstly strive to please Allah, in every aspect of it. They should strive to keep their faith pure, and their actions righteous; aiming for sustained, gradual increase in both.
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The utmost motivation for your good deeds is to gain Allah's Mercy, for it is the ultimate Divine Bestowal. Allah's Mercy upon you means that you are spiritually stable, happy, secured, satisfied, wise, and that you have a disciplined household, a pious wife and dutiful children.
I'm a Doctor of Medicine, and a descendant of a French Catholic family. The very choice of my profession has given me a solid scientific culture which had prepared me very little for a mystic life. Not that I did not believe in God, but that the dogmas...
Prophet Muhammad had a great deal to say on the subject of anger. In many of his sayings and traditions, Prophet Muhammad tells us to use self-control and respond to the source of our anger with a cool cognitive approach rather than a hot over-emotional response...
Tasting the sweetness of faith is something that touches the soul, and it can't be seen with the eye. Actually, the true believer's heart is of full of security, optimism, trust in Allah and the feeling that Allah loves him, and they are enough for the population of an entire country.
At first, I thought Islam might be some sort of punishment, because it has certain rules and regulations that I didn't feel that I wanted to accept. I have never been a lover of pork, so giving up the eating of pig meat didn't affect me whatsoever.
In the Prophet's character, we have the best example of how to behave towards animals. Here are some of the instances in the Prophet’s life where his care for animals became manifest.
We seek help from God to direct us to that path, to be like the Prophets and their true followers who earned God’s support and preference. And we seek help to be steered away from all other paths, to not delude ourselves.
There is something in our heart which is the yearning for the answer as to the essential question: ‘Why am I here?’ And it’s not coming from our mind. It’s coming from our heart, where our heart is looking for an answer.
After conversion to Islam, there are many choices ahead of new Muslims. Some new Muslims start to learn the basics of their new religion and way of life from authentic sources. Others focus on how to cut their relations with their families because they remind them of their past.
Even though Al-Fatihah is repeated several times a day in prayer, how often do we stop to think about this chapter of the Quran? I have to admit that I have been guilty of neglecting the Fatihah, rushing through prayer, making lists instead of keeping khushoo’...
It is universally accepted that the young people are idealistic. They care about other people, they care about not only their own future but the future of their society as well.