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The Many Facets of Happiness

The Many Facets of Happiness

We are happiest when we are the least inhibited in acknowledging and expressing how we feel. This is the case whether we are in the company of those we know or those we do not know. Expressing our feelings should not carry with it a sense of dread as if we are disclosing the most sensitive of state secrets.

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Unable to Recite Quran Well? It’s Not That Bad

Unable to Recite Quran Well? It’s Not That Bad

He kept trying to recite the Quran but he could not read that well. This young man had a sensitive personality; one time he was listening to the radio where small children were reciting the Quran; a young boy recited so beautifully that the teacher commented, 'Subahan Allah, you have a really pure soul and that is why Allah gives you the ability to recite the Quran so easily.'

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How to Overcome Pain and Worry?

How to Overcome Pain and Worry?

Don’t carry the worries of this life because this is for Allah. And don’t carry the worries of sustenance because it is from Allah. And don’t carry the anxiety for the future because it is in the hands of Allah. Carry one thing: How to please Allah. Because if you please Him, He pleases you, fulfills you and enriches you.

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How Does Paradise Look Like?

How Does Paradise Look Like?

Ibn al-Qayyim said, in regards to the description of the Paradise and the delights that it contains: “And if you ask about its ground and its soil, then it is of musk and saffron. And if you ask about its roof, then it is the Throne of the Most Merciful. And if you ask about its rocks, then they are pearls and jewels...

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Moment of Clarity

Moment of Clarity

It happened one morning before dawn more than two years ago. Unable to sleep I sat in my living room trying to decipher how to cope with the latest predicament; trying to understand why I deserved it. In a moment of inspiration, I knew the answer...

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Seeing the Face of Allah

Seeing the Face of Allah

The greatest blessing in Paradise is not things inside it, rather something more. Allah says: {Those who do good they shall get Al-Husna (Paradise) and more} What could possibly more than Paradise? Prophet Muhammad explained this verse: “when the people of Paradise have entered Paradise...

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Happiness in Hardship

Happiness in Hardship

Ease does not only come after hardship. This is something we often forget. Ease and indeed happiness also comes with, during, in the midst of hardship. So, it’s not that we have to endure and wait until the (often) unspecified time hardship ends to enjoy ease...

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Between Anxiety and Allah (SWT)

Between Anxiety and Allah (SWT)

It came to a point where I felt as if I could not take much more. I ask Allah (SWT) in desperation to show me what I needed to learn, how I needed to change. I needed to know what Allah was guiding me to or away from so that I could just feel better, stable...

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