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How Can We Not Love God?

How Can We Not Love God?

Loving God is the ultimate aim. Having attained the state of true love for Him, each stage that follows it is one of its fruits and a branch from its roots such as longing and contentment.

Dhul-Hijjah Days

What Are the Blessings of Dhul-Hijjah Days?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Allah Almighty has bestowed us with some blessed times from which are the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah. So, every …

Hajj: Black or White Dots?

Hajj: Black or White Dots?

Take a look at the picture above. What do you see? Many will see the black dot, not the whole field of white dots. Despite the innumerable white dots around us – our health, wealth, youth, household, offspring, fine clothing, ceaseless sustenance, etc. – some see only the few black dots (that guy at work …

Why Do We Send Peace and Blessings upon the Prophet?

Why Do We Send Peace and Blessings Upon the Prophet?

Over and over again, we send blessings on the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), but do we know the meaning of what we are saying or why we are even saying it? Understanding what it is that we repeat at every mention of Prophet Muhammad’s name…

Beauty of Quran for a non-Arabic Speaker

The Beauty of the Quran For a Non-Arabic Speaker

I cannot fully understand the language, and yet, some verses demand my attention and push me to open up a translation of the Quran. I remember one time I was reading the Arabic verses of Chapter 14 of the Quran. I noticed the same word was repeated four times across two verses…

Barakah - How Can We Obtain Blessings in Ramadan?

Barakah - How Can We Obtain Blessings in Ramadan?

We know that Ramadan is a month full with barakah or blessings. For every obligatory act of worship, we are being rewarded seventy times more than in any other time of the year. Every sunnah or nafl worship is given the same weight as an obligatory act…

Ramadan Suhoor... Are You Awake for the Blessings?

Suhoor... Are You Awake for the Blessings?

One of the distinct memories I have growing up is, at the time of suhoor, my mom coming into my bedroom and stuffing apples and dates and water into my mouth before the time for Fajr would come in. I remember thinking I could just tough it out for the day without having anything to …

Love for others what you love for yourself

Love for Others What You Love for Yourself

Being able to love for your brother or sister what you love for yourself is a characteristic every true Muslim should train their heart upon. What does this mean? Firstly it is the golden rule; treat others how you want to be treated. You don’t want to be backbitten, so don’t backbite others.

How to Have A Good Night's Sleep

How to Have A Good Night's Sleep

In order to sleep better, we should first relax a bit. We need to unwind from the pressures, worries, and distresses of the day. And we need to end the day on a note of forgiveness and with a few moments of tenderness with our families…

Can You Feel His Love?

Can You Feel His Love?

We have forgotten to find the blessings from the smallest things we have in life to the biggest. Only when we faced with adversity or we lost something, then, we realized that what we had was something precious and was really a blessing from Allah, that we were able to have it. Sounds familiar, right?



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