I noticed the lack of sincerity in my heart, and I noticed the pride I had developed at being part of this prestigious choir, and I decided to step down. I could not handle the feeling that I was more interested in people believing I was pious than actually being pious.
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Savoring the blessings of Ramadan allows us to transit into the month with spiritual zeal and excitement rather than dawdling through “obligatory” worship without understanding fully how they benefit our faith.
Life is pregnant with experiences and lessons, and during my education stages, I have had a fluctuating and confused soul. I also commenced ...
Undoubtedly the occasion of Al-Israa’ and Al-Mi`raj is a unique and very important occasion. Every year, when its time draws near we need ...
Is your life going to center around you or will you reach wider spheres of involvement and concern? Wasting life partially or totally, i.e. in one lump or in installments, all can be considered a crime close to murder or suicide, even if the gradual waste does not seem that dramatic.
I contemplate that. I imagine that I’m standing behind Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) and also gazing at the veil of light. And I long to have the veil lifted. I long to gaze in adoration at my Lord. But not yet. I’m still limited by my humanity, my corporeal being.
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Many people confuse manhood with masculinity. They usually use the two terms interchangeably without noticing any difference between both of them. However, it ...
I chose Islam not to avoid Hellfire, not to attain Paradise, but purely because I wanted, more than anything, to be near to God. Here and now, and later in Paradise if He chose.
It might make sense in theory that actions at the physical level affect us spiritually. How many of us rush through our prayers in an effort to get to other things we need to do, unaware that our hearts did not benefit from the prayer?