Knowledge, which is based on combining the two readings, the reading of revelation and the reading of nature, is the key to every good in both worlds. One’s real achievements and happiness are commensurate with what and how much one reads, and with what and how much one knows.
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Until the beginning of the 20th century, most Jews living in Palestine observed traditional, orthodox religious practices, spending their time studying religious texts. Their attachment to the land was 'religious' rather than 'national', and they were not involved in the Zionist movement...
There were four houses of mud brick, with apartments partitioned off by palm branches plastered with mud, and five houses made of palm branches plastered with mud and not divided into rooms. Over the doors were curtains of black hair-cloth. Each curtain measured 3 by 3 cubits...
Al-Hussain’s intention to go forth and claim the Caliphate was by no means a desire to rule. However, he saw his duty to protect Islam and stand firmly against someone who was not qualified to rule the Muslims. He was willing to sacrifice his life for the defense of Islam.
Those who have set their hearts on God and have decided to reach Him never ignore any way that leads to Him. A sound heart leads one straight to God without any deviation. By living in the shade of the Qur’an and Sunnah they feel the manifestation of the Hidden Treasure in their hearts.
The ways which lead human beings to the truth are as many as the breaths of God’s creatures. On the other hand, there ...
Without the Quran as a conduit of revealed wisdom and knowledge concerning the spiritual and ethical meaning and purpose of life, furthermore, little permanently wholesome will ever be possible for man to achieve. One thus may ask: what conceptual, substantial or moral good would remain with mankind...
Observing the fast in Ramadan defeats the carnal self and its illusory lordship. When carnal self does not recognize God Almighty, fasting breaks its haughtiness and reminds it that it is innately helpless therefore a servant of God.
Is forgiving beyond human capacity? What does the Quran have to say about forgiveness? Are there certain innate qualities that make them more likely to be forgiving than others?
The chief objective of fasting in Islam is to develop God-consciousness, leading to the blossoming forth of goodness and virtue in life because the kind of self-restraint learnt from fasting is capable of strengthening the will to lead a better and purer life in this world, which in turn will lead to an eternal life of happiness in the next.
Islam's fabric is engrained in peaceful concepts and philosophies. The evidence is overwhelming regarding Islam’s acceptance and special regard for the People of the Book.