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10 Easy Deeds for a Busy Ramadan

Exams, work pressure or nursing a young child? – 10 deeds to still have an amazing Ramadan. This year, Ramadan is going to be a mission for me. I have 3 of my biggest exams in Medical school that are all bang on in the middle of Ramadan.

How Does Allah Count Rewards? Beautiful Words

How Does Allah Count Rewards? Beautiful Words

You’re sitting there thirsty when you’re fasting, every second that you’re fasting is considered an act. Even when you’re sleeping, it’s considered an act. You’re tired, you finished working, you were doing something for the sake of Allah, now you’re tired… that’s an act according to Allah.

Between Belief & Worship: Is Belief Sufficient for Deliverance?

Between Belief & Worship

One of the most common misconceptions of our times is the assumption that one’s affirmation of certain beliefs suffices for deliverance. It is done at the expense of neglecting and disregarding good deeds and morals. This misconception was initially restricted to certain sects. However, it has now crept into the whole body of believers so …

Rajab Is Here... Season of Goodness Starts

Rajab Is Here... Season of Goodness Starts

Every year, when the month of Rajab arrives, I recall the supplication: “O Allah, bless us in the months of Rajab and Sha`ban and take us to Ramadan.”[1] It is high time for everyone to re-think and assess his or her readiness for the blessings of Allah in these blessed months, Rajab, Sha`ban, and Ramadan. …

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

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

“Iman (faith) is some seventy (or some sixty) branches, the highest of which is (to testify that) there is no god but Allah, and the lowest is removing (any source of) harm from the road. And modesty is a branch of Iman.” (Muslim) Editor’s note: Your time and energy are such scarce resources. A smart …

60+ Branches of Faith: How to Prioritize (Part 1)

60+ Branches of Faith: How to Prioritize (Part 1)

As narrated by Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him), the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said about faith, “Iman (faith) is some seventy (or some sixty) branches, the highest of which is (to testify that) there is no god but Allah, and the lowest is removing (any source of) harm from the road. …

Live Within the Limits of Your Day

Past pleasures departed with yesterday. Nothing of it can be retained. Tomorrow is hidden and is equally apprehended by the high and low. There remains only the present day, within whose limits live wise people who, by living in the present from a position of free will, self-motivation…

Allah Forgives All Sins Except One

What happens if you’re Muslim, and you commit an act of shirk? Does it destroy all your good deeds? Are you doomed to enter hellfire, may Allah protect us all from that? “Allah does not forgive [shirk]” means Allah will not forgive the person if he doesn’t repent. Repentance wipes out every sin, without exception.

Optional Worship: Lovers’ Way to God

Optional Worship: Lovers’ Way to God

The nafilah (pl. nawafil, Arabic for Supererogatory or Optional Prayers) is an exuberant Arabic term denoting manifold meanings foremost among which is the meaning of increase. Technically speaking, nafilah means to perform an additional amount or number of the acts of worship (`ibadat) other than that which is obligatory upon the worshipper. Remarkably, some people …



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