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How can I Enjoy Worship?

How Can I Enjoy Worship?

Short Answer: Something as simple as taking a leisurely walk outside, for example, can be a form of worship if we do it in Allah’s name and if it is good according to Islam. Exercise is a requirement in Islam because we have to protect the body that Allah gave us. The entire time we spend on …

love prayers

Beyond Hope and Fear: Learning to Love Prayers

Short Answer: To love prayers be grateful and Allah will increase you. Make duaa and Allah will respond.  Repent to Allah and He will accept your repentance. Look beyond the ritual and remember that the essence of our religion that is rightfully veiled from many is love. ______________________________________ Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question …

Why Don’t Animals Have to Pray?

Salam Fathima, Thank you very much for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Islam teaches us that the whole of the universe and everything in it is Allah’s creation. That is to say, everything other than the Creator came out of the Will and commandment of Allah the Creator. If He had not …

Can Reading Be an Act of Worship?

Asalamu Alaikum,  Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: Dr. Shabir, the question today is: can learning and especially reading a book–not necessarily religious–be considered an act of worship in Islam? Dr. Shabir Ally: Someone would say, yes, if they define …

Characteristics of the Islamic Moral Code

Characteristics of the Islamic Moral Code

The main objective of the Islamic moral code is to create an “Islamic personality” that lives by its deep faith of loving, conscious submission to God, and is nourished by His divine love. These features motivate the actions of this personality and help it restrain itself from temptation, due to its fear of displeasing God. …

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