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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?

Be Grateful for Your Countless Blessings

Be Grateful for Your Countless Blessings

To increase your thankfulness for your own blessings, do good deeds for those who seem to have fewer blessings. Perhaps you know someone who is struggling financially, and you are able to pay his or her electric bill for a month…

More Than We Can Bear: Facing Tests as Muslims

More Than We Can Bear: Facing Tests as Muslims

Faced with tragedy people respond in different ways: falling into depression, feeling angry, or even questioning how Allah could allow this to happen to us. “What have we done to deserve this?” we ask.

Miracle Foods

Miracle Foods from Allah: Where Are They?

The Qur’an Surat Al-A’raf 7: 160 says, “Eat of the good foods We have provided for you.” The question may arise: If Allah has provided us with so many good foods, why are so many people starving and many more suffering from malnutrition? The answer may lie in our ignorance of the abundance that has been sent …

39 Benefits of Sending Blessings upon Muhammad

Ibnul-Qayyim collects 39 benefits, in his amazing book Jalaa ul Afhaam, regarding invoking Allah to Bless Prophet Muhammad. All of the points are based on authentic evidence from the Quran and Sunnah.



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