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Affection Ramadan

Love and Affection ... in Ramadan?

This response is from About Islam’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date. Salam Dear Julie and Welcome to Islam, May Allah bestow mercy on you during the month of Ramadan. Well, I have always believed in the right to love. The impression that love is opposite to the manners of Islam or against …


Is Trust in Marriage Really That Important?

“Sunny days, everybody loves them. Tell me, baby, can you stand the rain?” — song “Can You Stand the Rain?” by New Edition *** Happily Ever After? Just as Hamid was settling into an engaging conversation with friends, his cell phone chimed indicating a text message. Groaning, Hamid reached into his pocket and withdrew the …

innocent girl

Exploiting the Innocent Girl

As salamu `alaykum, Dear sister, thank you for your question. Unfortunately, I do not feel qualified to answer your very interesting questions about marrying within one’s own ethnicity as I think that the question, from a fiqh perspective, should be answered by a more qualified individual because it involves interpreting and understanding the Sunnah of the Prophet …

First Ten Days of Ramadan- A Shower of Mercy

First 10 Days of Ramadan: A Shower of Mercy

A great way for Muslims to worship for the first ten days of mercy is to recite Du’as (supplications) and Dhikr (remembrance) invoking God’s mercy. With the doors of Paradise swung open and the doors of Hellfire shut, God never goes back on His Promise…

Fasting Changed My Life Forever

Fasting Changed My Life Forever - A Convert's Story

I fasted and I worked the whole day and everything went fine without food. So I met the challenge. And then I decided “OK, so let me do the whole month of Ramadan,” fasting only but not on a religious ground because I wasn’t Muslim at the time. And I made it.

Why Do I Love Allah?

To Him belong the most beautiful Names and Attributes. He accepts what is little and forgives a lot The more I know Allah, the more my love for Him grows and my desire to have more knowledge of His Perfect Names and Attributes increases. If I spend my entire lifetime pondering His Attributes, I will …

Can boys be friends with girls?

Can Boys be Friends with Girls? (Video)

We are just friends! That is the pretext used by many teenagers to justify indulgence in forbidden relationships that yields no fruits. But could boys and girls really maintain pure love? And what are the chances for such love to develop into a sound marriage rather than deviates to wrong affairs? Sheikh Omar Suleiman starts …

10 Steps to Go Deeper with God

Knowledge without an open heart and spirit is like any other topic. The love, fear and hope in God must penetrate the deepest part of the soul.

My Mother My Treasure

It was through Islam that I learned to appreciate my mother. She is the most important person to me on this planet. I no longer put my own desires above her, but I have to put the One who created us both above her.

How to Increase in Piety (Video)

5 Steps to 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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