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Lessons from Mary, Mother of Jesus

What Can We Learn from Mary, Mother of Jesus?

Mary was filled with trust in Allah and saw Him at work in all things. This is what we are all called to do as Muslims. Like Mary, we are called to trust in Allah and see His work in all creation. Her true “submission” to God’s will…

21 Leadership Lessons from the Life of Prophet Muhammad

21 Leadership Lessons from the Life of Prophet Muhammad

Have you ever heard the story about the Prophet taking a day off from his leadership responsibilities? Of course you haven’t because it didn’t happen! He worked tirelessly for the sake of humanity. He worked tirelessly for you and me. Every day was a new…

Peace in Tough Times

4 Steps to Find Peace in Tough Times

We have a picture in our minds that life is meant to be flawless. When the reality does not match, we are deeply pained and upset. What we must come to understand is the picture we painted is merely that – a creation of our own hands. It is not a reality.

2 Lessons from Surah Al-Kahf

2 Interesting Lessons from Chapter Al-Kahf

The chief aim of the chapter is to reveal the truth, however spectacular or enigmatic it seemed to the people, and to give warning to the disbelievers and polytheists of a severe punishment from Allah, and also to give glad tidings to the believers, who do righteous deeds…

Lessons from the 7 Most Recited Verses of the Quran

Lessons from the 7 Most Recited Verses of the Quran

Even though Al-Fatihah is repeated several times a day in prayer, how often do we stop to think about this chapter of the Quran? I have to admit that I have been guilty of neglecting the Fatihah, rushing through prayer, making lists instead of keeping khushoo’…

Bilal - The Story of the Sweet Caller to Islam

Bilal - The Story of the Sweet Caller to Islam

Bilal’s story is proof of what Muhammad always taught: It is not social status or rank or education that makes one person better than another; it is piety. Those close to Allah are truly the best of people.

Replaying Memories - Story and Lessons

Replaying Memories - Story and Lessons

When I tell this story to anyone, I relate the experience my own vantage point which does not agree in every detail with the account given by the other party.

What Really Happened in Karbala?

What Really Happened in Karbala?

Tragedy of Karbala marks the greatest shameful tragic day in Islamic history, when the blood of the noble people of God was shed in this merciless slaughter. No doubt that Imam Al-Hussain, by giving his life, was teaching Muslim generations to come…

5 Timeless Lessons From the Hijrah

5 Timeless Lessons From the Hijrah of the Prophet

The Hijrah teaches us about brotherhood. Muslims emigrated from Makkah with little or nothing with them, and they were then accepted in Madinah almost as if they were the inhabitants. The people of Madinah shared their houses, food and whatever they had to help their brethren from Makkah settle in.



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