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Moderation in the Quran

Moderation in the Quran

One characteristic of the Qur’an is moderation or harmony between the divine and human, the spiritual and the material, the individual and the collective, and so on. The Quran pays due attention to all facts of life and all needs of man, and deals with them in such a way as to help man to …

Balance in Faith, Work and Family

How to Strike a Balance Between Faith, Work and Family

A lot of people sacrifice their families for achieving some religious or worldly ambitions. That negatively affects their family life and relationships. Balance is the obvious solution; but it is easier said than done. Muslims, however, have the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) as the excellent role model. His lifestyle and …

Recovering God’s Balance: Healing Ozone

The appearance of a rapidly growing hole in the part of the ozone layer over the Antarctic was first reported in the journal Nature in 1985, with later confirmations from NASA’s satellite data. The size of this hole grew rapidly, reaching its maximum size of 29.7million km2 in the year 2000. However, since then and …

10 Characteristics of Shariah

10 Characteristics of Shariah

Islamic Shariah is Allah’s guidance to humanity. It distinguishes itself and its value system from other systems by a set of unique characteristics. In the next paragraphs, we will touch upon those characteristics. From Allah The first and the most important attribute of Islamic Shariah is that it is from Allah. Although obvious, this attribute …

Balance Everything

And He 'Allah' Set Up Everything in Balance

Islam teaches us to be moderate in all aspects of life, whether it’s religion, worship, relationships, ideas, or activities. Principled moderation is one of the defining characteristics of good character in Islam. Allah says: {Thus, We have made you a justly balanced community that you will be witnesses over the people and the Messenger will …

Be Moderate and Steadfast - Finding the True Balance

Moderate and Steadfast - That's How We Should Be

“Be moderate and steadfast; and keep in mind that none of you can achieve salvation through his (good) actions.” They asked: “Not even you, O Messenger of Allah?” He said: “Not even me, unless Allah grants me His Mercy and Grace”.  (Muslim) The noble Prophet in this hadith highlights the important facts in Islamic ideology. …

Through honesty, truthfulness, polite behavior and caring for all humanity is how Islam spread in the beginning.

It was as if the Scales were Lifted from My Eyes

Before I became aware of Islam I had a strong belief in God, but I could not find an exact expression of that belief in any of the churches I attended. There always seemed to me to be a hypocrisy about churchgoers, a sanctimonious ‘holier than thou’ attitude which contradicted the kind loving nature that I saw in Jesus.

Are We Born to be Free?

We all like to think that we are free, and that we have freewill when making our choices in life – but let us think for a moment about the realities of the situation. Are we really born to be free? And if so, in what ways? What does this mean for us?

Beautify Your Inner Self

Just like we take care of our outward appearance, wear nice clothes, and worry about public tastes in our manner of grooming, we should also take care to beautify our inner selves. Just as we would hate to go out in public in a disheveled state, we should also be aware that the corruption of the inner being is far more odious.

Inner Balance

You should keep an open mind and be ready for the unexpected. Be prepared for the demands you might have to face. The best kind of success is where you are able to see what you achieve as being the best there is in life. This gives you an inner safeguard from the unforeseen obstacles that might get in your way.

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