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Muhammad- The Humble Leader

Muhammad - The Humble Leader

I thought of a man who rose to be the initiator of a new way of life that today has about 1.8 billion adherents spread across the world, a man who at the height of his success maintained the humility displayed in his youth. His wisdom, he asserted, was never his own…

I Am Holier Than You... Really?

"I Am Holier Than You" ... Really?

With the advent of social media, especially with religious slur-sharing and holy tweets, it is easy to fall into the trap of feeling a little holier than the next Muslim, and arguably, scholars are no more (if not more) susceptible to this mindset, as compared to “lay-Muslims”.

Why Was God So Angry At Banu Israel?

Why Was God So Angry At Banu Israel?

Many a time in the Quran, Allah calls them “O Bani Isra’il…” and goes on to admonish them. It makes one wonder, what did the Bani Isra’il do that made Allah so angry at them? In actuality, several mistakes made by the “Bani Isra’il” viz. the descendants of Prophet Yaqoub…

How Should Believers View Worldly Life? The Prophet Answers

How Should Believers View Worldly Life? The Prophet Answers

`Abdullah bin `Umar narrated: The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) took hold of my shoulders and said, “Be in this life as a stranger or a passerby.” (Al-Bukhari) Imagine that we are all riding on an airplane. Some are sitting in first class while most of us are crammed in the back. We look forward …

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What Are the Dangers of an Inflated Ego for a Muslim?

Short answer: A prideful heart and inflated ego convince a Muslim that their good fortune is merely a result of their hard work, not the divine providence of God. This creates a disease in the heart of believing oneself to be self-sufficient, not dependent on Allah. Salam Dear Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting …

Humbleness of the Greates Man

Humbleness of the Greatest Man

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was the person chosen by Allah to deliver the final message to humanity. He was granted the highest, and loftiest status a human being can reach; yet, he equally and wonderfully set an example of humility and humbleness. Join Ustadh Moutasem Atiya in this short talk about …

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How Can I Improve Focus and Spirituality During Prayer?

Salam Dear Sabah, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Many Muslims are aware they could pray in a better manner so you are not alone in your concerns. The point, as you say, is what can be done about it? Prayer Is A Relationship Prayer in Islam is a pillar …

Hajj - A Holistic Homecoming for Humbled Muslims

Hajj - A Holistic Homecoming for Humbled Muslims

Hajj imparts tough lessons in humility, tolerance, and compassion, because it forces a person to give up their airs and all aspects of elitism viz. “high maintenance” behavior, and spend five days living a lifestyle that is at par with that of the common man, whether you like it or not.

Worship: The Essence of True Humility

Humility comes from knowing about God and recognizing His greatness, venerating Him, loving Him and being in awe of Him; and it comes from knowing about oneself and one’s own faults, and weaknesses. God gives this characteristic to those who struggle to become close to Him through deeds of piety and righteousness.

Dr. Qadhi: Humility of Scholars vs. Arrogance of the Ignorant

Dr. Qadhi: Humility of Scholars vs. Arrogance of the Ignorant

If studying knowledge makes you despise, curse, and belittle your brothers and sisters then your fanaticism towards the people shows how very little knowledge you really have! The more one studies knowledge the more humble and tolerant of other people and opinions one should become, and the more ignorant a person is the more arrogant, …



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