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.
Veiled from sight, a young woman walked down the streets of Cairo, reciting the glorious Qur’an to herself and thinking about her goals. ...
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.
How many of us rush through our prayer unaware that our hearts did not benefit from the prayer? How often do we realize the effects the images we’ve seen, or the things we have heard have had on our hearts? What, if anything, can we do to connect our external realities with our internal ones?
“The path always starts with trials and tribulations. Then comes a period of patience and reliance upon Allah. And the end is enlightenment, guidance and victory.” (Imam Ibn al-Qayyim)
In all of our lives, we go through difficulties and we struggle and strive at one point or another. So the thing that Allah completely knows and understands and appreciates everything that we go through.
But Allah Almighty is that Al-Hayy is not subject to time as we are; in fact He is the creator of time. So we’re trying to understand Him within the construct of His own creation.
When you’re near to Allah, you remember Allah often, you speak about Him often, you talk about Him as much as you can.
In spite of the fact that so of human beings will deny Him despite the fact that so many people continue to associate partners with Allah Almighty and attribute to Him children and deficiencies and qualities that are beneath His majesty and perfection, He continues to provide from His mercy for all of them.
How can we deal with the challenges of modernity in a way that doesn’t harm our faith? Ease the mind of its stress and sorrows and bring by a spiritual strength through drawing closer to Allah.