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6 Articles of Faith Every Muslim Must Believe in

6 Articles of Faith Every Muslim Must Believe in

God creates in humans the mind to understand, the soul and conscience to be good and righteous, the feelings and sentiments to be kind and humane. If we try to count His favors upon us, we cannot, because they are countless. In return for all the great favors…

Belief is the Seed of Spiritual Happiness

Belief is the Seed of Spiritual Happiness

Know that belief is the seed of spiritual happiness. It begins with a belief in the meaning of the testimony of faith, which states that there is no god but God and Muhammad is the Messenger of God. Know that you have been created and that your Creator…

Ibn `Atta' on Ascending Levels of Worship

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: Allah diversified the acts of worship for you because He knows how quickly you get bored. And He did not permit you certain acts of worship at certain times so you do not go to extremes. The objective is to perfect your prayers …

How to Beat Negative Feelings During Hard Times

How to Beat Negative Feelings During Hard Times

In hard times, negative feelings develop and aggravate our suffering. People have different reaction and go different directions. A Muslim, however, should have the best reaction because he has the true Lord, Allah, to turn to. Do you have such negative feelings and do not know what to do? Join Sheikh Navaid Aziz as he explains …

Do We Have Good Reasons to Believe?

Do We Have Good Reasons to Believe?

One of the most important questions that almost all thinkers, philosophers and people like you and I have asked is “Why does the universe exist at all? And why is it the way it is?” In response to this question there are those who say that the universe is…

World-Famous Atheist Convinced by Science That God Exists

World-Famous Atheist Convinced by Science That God Exists

This is the story of an eminent British philosopher — a key champion of atheism for more than fifty years — who eventually came to believe that there really is a God, on account of the intelligent design of the universe and life forms. Antony Flew, who became an atheist at 15, debated at Oxford …

Collective Iman: An experiment and Reflections

Collective Iman: An experiment and Reflections

The term ‘Iman,’ that linguistically means “faith” or “belief,” is used in this article in its comprehensive sense. It includes belief that resides in the hearts, words uttered by the tongue, and actions that follow. It includes rituals as well as character. It is what the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) meant when …

Does Belief in Qadar Justify Passivity?

Belief in Qadar (Predestination or the Divine Decree)[1] is one of the pillars of the monotheistic faith of Islam and whoever disbelieves in Predestination declares himself to be outside the fold of Islam. In the well-known hadith of Archangel Gabriel when he came to the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) to inquire about …

Still Muslim

Am I Still Muslim if I Don't Pray or Follow All The Rules?

Short Answer: Yes, you are still a Muslim, as long as you recognize and believe in God and His messengers and so on, and you recognize that you need to do more.  Imam Abu Hanifa and his school (Rahim Allah) had the view that so long as the person recognizes their obligations, then they still are Muslims even though they’re …



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