Hikmah is a gift from Allah. Does that mean you can’t seek and find it on your own? You can, because Allah already sent the gift to you. You just need to reach for it – the Quran.
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Allah is Mutakabbir in the sense that His divine sublimity is Infinite, He is great, the one whose divine greatness is Infinite. Thus ‘Al-Mutakabbir’ (the Sublime) is God, the king, Whose sovereignty never perishes, the Great, in Whose Kingdom nothing happens except by His leave, the One, the Omnipotent.
No matter how much we have, we, as human beings, tend to focus on what we don’t have and how hard we think we have it. But when we look at those who have less, our hardships seem small and manageable.
Allah is constantly involved in the act of Creation, and in the act of altering the circumstances of created things. He brings things into existence from nonexistence. He enriches the poor. He gives strength to the weak. He also brings about the opposites...
Familiar. Convenient. Connected. The world would feel a lot different if it had only one religion. Religions are estimated to be in the thousands, making it daunting to have to consider one. However, our world must perforce allow for the existence of many religions. Here are the reasons why.
Whose side is God really on? The Crusaders, after their loss at Hattin, struggled with this question. How could they have lost the battle if God was on their side? Some Christians tried to explain this dilemma by acknowledging that Saladin was a “better Christian”. Others made...
Marriage is an exclusive right given to human beings. Yet, mating would include all species — including even the plant kingdom. Why did God favor humans with such high honor?
This wonderful name belongs to God, as do all of His other lofty names and attributes. But what, specifically, does the name Allah mean? Allah is the one and only Lord, whom the hearts and souls revere and long for. All creation depends on Him at every moment.
Backbiting is one of the most prevailing sins people commit subconsciously in their assemblies, meetings, banquets, wedding ceremonies and sad events. As long as the tongue feeds on people's honor, it is involved in backbiting, which is one of the major sins...
Allah’s generosity encompasses those who believe in Him as well as those who deny His existence. It embraces the saint and the sinner, the learned and the ignorant.
Muslims prefer to call God by His proper name Allah. The word "god" itself can be attributed to so many other things. For example, in proper English the feminine form of "god" is "goddess" and let’s look at Greek Mythology where the Greeks worshiped many "gods".
I am a huge fan of the current Pope, Pope Francis. He seems to be a reasonable guy with epic critical thinking skills, a flare for logic, and an understanding of the issues of our times. I like that in a religious figure. But what Pope Francis has that many people who are logical and critical thinkers usually lack is humility.