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Faith in Hard Times... Spiritual Tips and Reminders

Faith in Hard Times... Spiritual Tips and Reminders

In good times it’s easy to talk about faith. However, faith in hard times is what really reveals your level of  trust and belief in Allah. It’s easy to see why we believe and encourage others to ‘keep the faith’ when they’re feeling down. But what about periods of prolonged suffering or surprise attacks? Faith in Hard …

How Modesty Strengthens Faith

How Modesty Strengthens Faith

Along with fear and love of Allah, modesty is a requisite of faith. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) made it clear that modesty is part of faith (Muslim). The reference is not to natural bashfulness, which we profess and practice in our mutual relations, but to the modesty that man must practice …

How to Stop Moving Away From Allah

How to Stop Moving Away From Allah

In this counseling answer: Remember Allah in all you do. Surround yourself with good and pious people who will be a positive influence on you. Fill any gaps in your time that will bring you closer to Allah. As-Salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh sister, It sounds like you are suffering from the whisperings of …

Marking the World Health Day (April 7)

Exercising Depression Away

While we all suffer the blues or down days now and then, a prolonged bout or persistent episodes of clinical depression are a whole other issue. Depression is hard not only on the depressed person but on everybody around him or her: family, friends, and even coworkers. As such, it can be one of the …

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 …

“God Particle” From Islamic Perspective

“God Particle” From Islamic Perspective

In July 2012 physicists at the world-renowned laboratory “Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory” (Fermilab) announced that they got closer to proving the existence of the vague subatomic particle called “Higgs boson”. These subatomic particles, symbolized as H0, form one piece of a class of subatomic particles called Bosons which includes the Photons; “the elementary particle of …

Some Sixty Branches of Faith: Which One is the Best?! (Part 2/2)

So Many Good Deeds... How to Prioritize?

Editor’s note: Your time and energy are such scarce resources. A smart believer seeks to maximize his/her gains from the good deeds and look forward to higher ranks in the hereafter.   How to tell if one deed is better and more rewarding than another? Dr. Wael Hamza discusses in this series a number of …

Heal Yourself Through Forgiveness

Heal Yourself Through Forgiveness

One of the moral traits recommended in the Qur’an is forgiveness: Hold to forgiveness, command what is right, and turn away from the ignorant. (7: 199). In another verse, Allah commands: “They should rather pardon and overlook. Would you not love Allah to forgive you? Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (24:22). Those who do not …

5 Things I Learned in Christianity I Found in Islam

5 Things I Learned in Christianity I Found in Islam

The first time I ever saw a Muslim with a dark mark on his forehead from making sujud (prostration) frequently, it hit me. The people of God have a dark mark on their forehead because of their devotion to the worship of God in prayer and prostration.

Balance in Faith, Work and Family

How to Strike a Balance Between Faith, Work and Family

A lot of people sacrifice their families for achieving some religious or worldly ambitions. That negatively affects their family life and relationships. Balance is the obvious solution; but it is easier said than done. Muslims, however, have the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) as the excellent role model. His lifestyle and …



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