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Holiest City

How Did Our Holiest City Start?

Makkah is the most sacred place on earth for Muslims. It’s a city in the Tihamah plain of western Arabian Peninsula. It lies at 70 km inland from the Red Sea in a narrow valley at a height of 277 m above sea level. According to 2012 estimates, Makkah had roughly two million people, although visitors …

Mental Illness Drives Me Away from My Faith

Mental Illness Drives Me Away from My Faith

In this counseling answer: • There are therapies and medications that can stabilize you, but you must reach out and want to heal. • Please do not stop praying or reading Qur’an. Islam is the healing balm in our lives. • I highly suggest that you get involved with your local mosque and the sisters …

4 Stories of New Muslims Boosting Faith and Spirituality

4 Stories of New Muslims Boosting Faith and Spirituality

Being reminded of all that I had gained when I came to Islam made my faith instantly soar. I never hid to pray again. I was proud to worship my Creator. From that day on, I refused to hide in the locker room to pray. Becoming preoccupied by the day to day bills…

Angel Gabriel Asks Prophet Muhammad About Faith

Angel Gabriel Asks Prophet Muhammad About Faith

One of the important and famous hadiths in the Sunnah is the hadith of Gabriel (peace be upon him). In this hadith, `Umar ibn Al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) recounts an interesting incident:  An unknown man approached the Prophet and asked the Prophet a number of questions. Interestingly, he confirmed the answers as …

After Ramadan, I Started Losing My Faith

In this counseling service: • Maybe it’s a good time to begin a personal journal, the first entry of which is to recall those elements that sparked your fitrah and opened your heart towards Islam. • Keep company with Muslims. • Unless you have fasted before in this manner, you must give yourself and your body time …

Can Humor and Religion Go Hand in Hand?

Can Humor and Religion Go Hand in Hand?

If humor is done well, and done to please Allah, it can actually be an act of worship for which we are rewarded by Allah, and helps fill up our book of good deeds on the day of judgment! Here are three scenarios where humor can actually be a great thing in creating a lasting legacy!

A Letter to the Families of New Muslims

A Letter to the Families of Muslim Converts

When I first converted to Islam, my family had their worries and reservations. But over the years we have discussed, learned together, come to common ground and become closer because of it.

Western Muslim parents

Easing Fasting for Your Kids in Ramadan - Try These Steps

Though fasting till puberty is not obligatory in Islam, many children wish to fast during Ramadan. If you are planning to make your children fast for the first time this Ramadan, you need to follow few tips to make it easy and enjoyable for them.

4 Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence as a New Muslim

4 Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence as a New Muslim

Negative experiences can have a lasting effect on your faith. It’s vital to turn any negative into a positive right at the onset. Perhaps someone made a rude comment regarding your faith or did something to make you feel unwanted due to your beliefs. Instead of taking…

A Surah that Consoled the Prophet… It will Relieve You Too

A Surah that Consoled the Prophet… It Will Relieve You Too

Do you feel disconnected with Allah, feel down, feel depressed or think maybe Allah doesn’t love you anymore… feel like your du`as are not being answered? Watch this, Sheikh Tawfique Chowdury gives a beautiful Tafsir of Surah Ad-Duha and shows how Allah choose the best for us. A must watch lecture for anyone looking for …



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