Bilqis finds peace in her heart when she submits to God. It is such a simple thing to do, yet for many, it is one of the most difficult. The story of the visit to Solomon by the Queen of Sheba is meant to teach us that submitting to God is richer than silver or gold, and better than splendor or wealth.
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When he has power over other fellow humans, man is usually inclined to punish severely those who arouse his anger. But God is ever most patient. This shows clearly that severe punishment and complete destruction for the disobedient and deviant must...
During his reign as king, Solomon ruled an area that stretched from what is modern Palestine, south towards what is now Yemen. He was, in fact, the last king of a united Israel. After his death, the kingdom was divided in two. He was well loved and respected as a wise and fair-minded ruler. The kingdom prospered and acquired great wealth.
Repentance is essential for a person to lead a peaceful life. The reward of repentance is a good life close to God and covered with contentment and peace of mind. However, there are three conditions to repentance. They are, giving up the sin, feeling regret forever having committed the sin and resolving never to go back to the sin.
As a new Muslim, I did have a sense of being overwhelmed at the beginning. However, this was because I panicked and erroneously believed that I had to learn everything and all at once. Eventually, I realized that I could go at my own pace and learn...
The story of Prophet Job is different. Through his story, we are able to view humankind’s struggle on a more personal level. God does not tell us about Job’s methods of preaching or how his people reacted to his warnings and admonitions. God does not tell us about the fate of Job’s people...
Salvation in Islam is a very different concept. While it does offer deliverance from the fire of hell, it also rejects some of the basic principles of Christianity and states clearly that salvation is attained only through submission to the Most Merciful God
I, personally, felt this pull when I was a young Christian mother grappling with the tragic death of my grandmother. On the same night I heard the heartbreaking news; I grieved in the darkness of my bedroom and had no idea how to cope with the loss. Suddenly, I felt this intense urge...
The people of Sheba had two marvelous gardens, one to the right and one to the left. God told them to eat from what He provided and to be grateful and give thanks. They refused and turned away. God punished them by causing the dam to break, flooding them completely.
We’re deciding the future of the universe. What I teach my children determines whether they are builders or destroyers, peacemakers or warmongers. So yes, I’m deciding the future of the universe in how I teach my children and how they teach their children. That all comes from the mother.
The more sincere an act is and the more rigorously it adheres to the conformities of Islamic Law, the more virtuous it is. A brisk market of ideological orientations has recently come up in the philosophical circles of the West - especially in America...
The trial of Solomon shows that the natural understanding of many Muslims that wealth itself is something bad is wrong. Rather, it is the love of wealth, and when that love for wealth exceeds the love of Allah and takes us away from is that a problem...