faith | About Islam
Home > Tag: faith

Tag: faith

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 …

Tariq Ramadan: Components of Muslim Identity (Part 2)

Tariq Ramadan: Components of Muslim Identity

In this series: Identity & Culture Faith and Understanding Education and Transmission  Action, Participation and Muslim Identity in Western Context After his introductory discussion about identity and culture and the consequences of the failure to recognize the true components of  Muslim identity, Dr. Taiq Ramadan explores these components, discussing in this article the first two: …

When Life Gets Harder After Repentance

When Life Gets Harder After Repentance

Until a year ago, I was living a worthless life that I am not proud of. I could walk around unmindful of other people’s issues and situations. Worse, I committed sins and instead of feeling remorse, I felt regret for not committing a bigger sin so I could fit in with the wrong crowd. But …

Reflections on Life and Faith After Ramadan

Reflections on Life and Faith After Ramadan

There is a lot to do and catch up with after Ramadan for most of us. And somehow life looks and feels different after Ramadan. Somehow, a sense of calmness and serenity now prevails compared to what it was five weeks ago. I remind myself to try to…

After Ramadan, I Started Losing My Faith

After Ramadan, I Started Losing My Faith

Answer: As-Salamu `Alaikum brother, Our heart and prayers go out to you. We pray for your burden to be lightened during the last few days of this Ramadan. We appreciate you sharing your situation with us, but most of all we pray that you will be patient with yourself. Being a Muslim is quite a …

Rewiring the brain to stick to Ramadan resolutions

Rewiring Brain to Stick to Ramadan Resolutions

Ramadan is the perfect time to abandon bad habits, acquire good ones, ditch old routines, and make new starts. Ramadan motivates you to make plans to transform into a better version of yourself. It works for the first few days. Then, although your motivation wanes, your willpower keeps you going since your daily schedule is …

Is Shariah All About Outward Acts?

Is Shariah All About Outward Acts?

In Islam, faith is not an abstract theological dogma, nor an intellectual creed, nor a philosophical proposition. It must spring forth into action in day-to-day life, extending from inner to outer, from individual to social, from moral to legal. It is the Shariah which translates faith and moral ideals into clear, definable, viable, and concrete goals, forms, …

Dear Super-Mom, Ramadan is Not Here to Destroy You

Dear Super-Mom, Ramadan is Not Here to Destroy You

The question is, how can we benefit from Ramadan when we are already in such a slump? Moms like us can make the most of the rest of the month by making some important changes right now: Remember that everything we do can be an act of worship…

Ramadan as a Therapy for Depression

This Ramadan, I intend to observe closely the effects of fasting on my mood. If the clinicians’ observations are correct, it should increase alertness, positive feelings, sense of well-being and even euphoria. I was surprised…



find out more!