The purpose of i'tikaf is to devote one’s heart exclusively to Allah. The person engaging in i`tikaf keeps this intention close to mind and seeks Allah’s blessings. He should not forget the reason why he is observing this retreat.
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In these final 10 days of Ramadan, many of us are on a spiritual high – which makes it the perfect time to take advantage of the momentum by planning ahead. Pause to analyze your own life and pick out some areas you want to improve on in small yet consistent ways.
“He who has no compassion will receive none.” Making it known that not having compassion is not a strength, and it will also not be shown to those who are bereft of it. If we really think about this, it is a scary premise because there will come a time when we need, desperately need compassion and kindness...
If you hope for the best, and prepare for the worst, you can achieve greatness! This concept also applies to our acquiring knowledge, and implementing what we learn in regards to our faith as well. How can you be an ideal Muslim/Muslimah if you only do the bare minimum?
For hundreds of years, lovers have been searching for Laylah. This is a love story like no other. They know her features. They know about her beauty. They know that she would be the most cherished if they can have her. With great excitement, every year, they look for Laylah- Laylat-ul-Qadr.
This is the most precious night of the precious days of the precious month. Whatever you do, make plans to spend the odd nights of the last ten (i.e. the night before the odd day, as Islamic days start from Maghrib) in deep worship, either in the mosque, with friends or at home.
From my experience, the book really talks to me. I feel that every single command to do certain things and not to do certain things, is addressed to me. Sometimes when I am really concentrating while reading the Quran I find myself crying because of the way it addresses different issues.
It was amazing to see such a mosque built in Ireland considering that it’s the largest Islamic center in Europe.
The question is, how can we benefit from Ramadan when we are already in such a slump? Moms like us can make the most of the rest of the month by making some important changes right now: Remember that everything we do can be an act of worship...
To me, this man epitomizes within himself unimaginable humility, yet he is one of the greatest leaders in history. He preached the word of God and continued to conquer the hearts and souls of millions. But even today he is remembered...
More often than not, we focus mostly on our immediate worldly needs and desires when we turn to God in our duas during Ramadan, to seize the golden moments when He is especially attentive towards us, to ask Him for these blessings...
We should indeed pace in ourselves throughout this Ramadan only doing whatever we can actually manage; and yet we are now coming to the finish line, we’re coming to that stage where we have sprinting so that we can cross the line in the best possible form.