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The Night Journey - Sometimes It Causes Me to Tremble

The Night Journey: Sometimes it Causes Me to Tremble

I imagine that I’m standing behind Muhammad (peace be upon him) and also gazing at the veil of light. And I long to have the veil lifted. I long to gaze in adoration at my Lord. But not yet. I’m still limited by my humanity, my corporeal being.

So Which of the Favors of Your Lord Would You Deny?

Perhaps, we do not deny the bounties, but, surely, we often tend to ignore the beauty and splendor of the simple things in life. We do not have to travel all the way to the Alps, or dive deep into the Pacific, to witness and experience the greatness of Allah.

Accepting Christmas Gifts From Co-workers

Accepting Christmas Gifts From Co-workers: Permissible?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: If the gift is related directly to the rituals they have on Christmas day, then you may decline it. If …

The Power of the Thankful Heart

The Power of the Thankful Heart

What will people lose if they enjoy the Blessings of Allah with a thankful heart that acknowledges the Bestower and says to Him, “Thank You.” Or is this too difficult? Gratitude is more a feeling than mere movement of the lips, a feeling that was superbly translated into sincere actions

Life Makes Us Forget to Live

This Life Makes Us Forget to Live!

We do not find time for ourselves or our hobbies, because we are there earning a living and trying to make more money. And yet we are depressed, sad, and cranky. Is this the life we want? In our race to make a great life, we have failed to appreciate the greatness of what we already have.

Proclaim Your Lord’s Bounty, Don't Boast

Proclaim Your Lord’s Bounty, Don't Boast

It is painful to think that your entire life is a story dictated by others. It is imperative that you remain the author of your own life. Ideas come into their own when we are free from pressures and distractions. The countless things that demand our attentions every day prevent us from engaging with our inner selves.

Allah Will Hide Your Sins

Allah Will Hide Your Sins

Allah says to him: “Didn’t you know that you did this sin and I could see you (he did it in secret) and I could see you! Didn’t you know this day will come? Didn’t you know that today I will question you?” And he will say: “My Lord! I did…”

A Sacred Conversation

A Sacred Conversation

The Lord of the universe has offered us a sacred conversation with Him. That Lord waits for us to come speak with Him, and yet many of us leave Him waiting while we sleep in our beds.

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Do Muslims and Christians Serve the Same God?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Muslims and Christians serve the same God, Allah, but Muslims believe that Allah is the One Who has no partner nor anyone or anything resembles Him, whereas …

5 Steps Help us Increase in Piety (Video)

5 Steps Help us Increase in Piety (Video)

Fear of the Lord means living our lives with an eye to what God Almighty wants. It’s as simple as that. We don’t do bad things because we don’t want to displease Almighty God. Similarly we don’t do bad things, we don’t want to be punished. We want to enter the Paradise…



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