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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.

Hijrah Lessons for New Muslims

Hijrah to Madinah - Lessons for New Muslims

New Muslims can learn from this lesson that there is some light at the end of the tunnel. You might be treated badly or ridiculed by your families, neighbors and friends. Therefore, do like what the early Muslims did; endure the hardships with patience. Do not lose hope.

In the Belly of the Whale - The Story of Jonah

In the Belly of the Whale - The Story of Jonah

The mission of Prophet Yunus is a timeless story that tells us there is a way out, if only we have faith. Almighty Allah called Yunus to preach to the people of Nineveh. Nineveh was a great city, the capital of Assyria, and it had become a very wicked place.

The Critical Role of Ideas and Values - Part 2

The Critical Role of Ideas and Values - Part 2

Muslims need to enrich themselves with the timeless knowledge and values of Islam first, because empty, hollow, disoriented and clueless individuals can produce nothing, nor contribute anything to their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of others…

Lessons from the Quran: How to Live the ‘Good Life’

How to Live the ‘Good Life’? 6 Lessons from the Quran

Which one of us does not want to live a good life? One without worries, hardships, problems, and difficulties? A life full of blessings, happiness, good times, and ease? It would not be too far-fetched to say that everyone desires to live the best life…



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