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6 Things That Harden the Heart

6 Things That Harden the Heart

When our hearts are hardened, it becomes very difficult to worship Allah. Even praying the bare minimum of five daily prayers seems hard. And the more we let it sit in that state, the harder it becomes. We don’t feel anything when the verses of the Quran are recited…

He Who Touches Our Hearts Guides Our Days

He Who Touches Our Hearts Guides Our Days

No matter which station of life I turn to, I always find Prophetic examples motivating me to aspire for greater and greater perfection. In what follows, I shall list a few aspects of the spiritual and moral nourishment that sustains me as I face daily challenges.

4 Things Heal the Spiritual Heart

4 Things Heal the Spiritual Heart

For curing the heart, it needs to be purified first from all kinds of filth like envy, hypocrisy, arrogance, gluttony and other diseases. First step towards purification is istighfar…

O Turner of the hearts, make my heart firm in Your deen! (At-Tirmidhi)

What's the Connection between Ramadan and the Quran?

What Makes Ramadan So Special?

The Quran coming down from Allah is compared to rain coming down from the sky. Just like it takes time for crops to grow after rain comes down, it takes time for our hearts to grow, and for Islam to spring in our hearts after the Quran has taken a seat in there.

The Turner of Hearts Turned Mine

The Turner of Hearts Turned Mine to Him

The lack of any kind of spirituality in my family caused my heart to become restless. The older I became, the heavier this restlessness impacted my whole being. I was looking, searching, screaming, crying for that restlessness to be taken away from me…

4 Tips for Returning Our Hearts to Allah -

4 Tips for Returning Our Hearts to Allah

When we find ourselves lost on the journey to Allah we need to know how to help get our hearts back on track. The heart is a subtle, amazing creation of Allah, and therefore, helping it get back on the right path may not be as simple as following a few logical steps.

Ice Cubes and Candles - A Lesson in Self Control

Ice Cubes and Candles - A Lesson in Self Control

My friend is a lovely person but under a severely and extremely stressful circumstance, her thoughts wandered to a territory she had never crossed before. I realized here that Allah has made it clear that our minds could ‘stroll’ around if we do not control it…

The Heart's Predicament

The Heart's Predicament

When the soul weakens, the heart hardens and finds itself incapable of staying on the path it should. It begins to wither. So anything deviant that makes you happy isn’t akin to feeding your soul, it’s feeding the demon inside. Take some time out for some serious soul searching…



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