That year was the year of death; numerous luminous politicians and singers died. The premonition of death kept haunting me until it almost drove me crazy. I would wake up in panic, and almost remained sleepless, falling asleep only when overwhelmed with exhaustion.
The prayers are meditation; during them we work to constantly pull our hearts and minds back to the remembrance of the source and destination of life, Allah. Doing this throughout the day is like training, keeping our spirits fit and nimble; ready to face whatever life throws at us.
If a prayer is done with Ihsan then every word of the prayer reminds the believer of Allah. When he says “Allahu akbar”, he is reminding himself that Allah is Greater than all of his urges and desires.
The heart is the vessel that carries our faith. It is the organ with which we know and love Allah Almighty. It is the vehicle we use to traverse the path to Him.
The dunya is a tool. It is about how we use it and how our attitude towards it is. When we turn our backs to it, we do not stop utilizing it for what it is. We just do not make it a matter of our concerns.
Since my childhood, I have been afraid of small, confined spaces and furiously fled such places. Later, I understood that this condition was ...
Bit by bit you will find yourself on a very smooth spiritual path whereby the relationship you have developed with Allah will direct light into your heart, melting away darkness.
The waseelah (the means by which Allah has asked us to take it to approach Him only means that we should perform obligatory and extra works, it means nothing else.
Ever wonder what life would be like if our family and friends never forgave us for the mistakes we made? Take a moment ...
Spirituality can permeate every aspect of our lives, and it really comes down to having the right intentions and the right awareness, opening your eyes a little bit wider and paying better attention to all of the signs that surround us...
When your forehead touches the ground in prayer, just take time, let your forehead stay there a bit longer than normal and say to Allah: “O Allah, help me to be a better person, help me to be a better Muslim” and surely He will reply.