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Defeating Greed; Six feet of Land

Defeating Greed... Just Six Feet of Land

In high school we studied a novel on defeating greed by Tolstoy called “How Much Land Does a Man Need?” According to the peasant Pahom “Our only trouble is that we haven’t land enough. If I had plenty of land, I shouldn’t fear the Devil himself”. Having overheard Pahom’s remarks, the novel continues, the devil …

5 Tips to Deal with Consumerism

5 Tips to Deal with Consumerism

In the previous part, we talked about Islam’s stance on consumerism. The article explained the general guidelines and the Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to spending money. The problem is: it is not enough to educate the reader about the “what” (i.e. whether something is desirable Islamically or not), we need to always provide …

The Importance of Spirituality in Articulating Islam in the West

The Importance of Spirituality in Articulating Islam in the West

This race towards materialism has not quenched the inner yearning of many in the West for meaning; a fact that has also meant that the failure to fill the void with the spirituality of Islam has led to many pseudo notions of spirituality that are unable to provide…

The 2 Biggest Threats to Your Faith

The 2 Biggest Threats to Your Faith

The Prophet gave us a few things to deal with materialism. First, he taught us charity. It sounds simple enough, but if you dictate on yourself to give a certain amount of charity every time you earn, then it’s going to be routine and it’ll be already baked into anything that you’re going to receive.

3 Things to Do When We Reach the End of Times

3 Things to Do When We Reach the End of Times

There’s going to come a time even worse than this, where a person becomes so confused about what is happening in the world, so deluded by everything that they see and hear that they’re not going to know what to do and where to go and who to stand with…

“I WANT That!”- Deflating Our Ego in a Materialistic World

“I WANT That!”: Deflating Our Ego in a Materialistic World

Authentic, placatory contentment of the soul is fleeting today, despite an abundance of material resources. Anyone with even some wisdom can easily see the negatives of this global and all-ages-encompassing trend of “keeping up with the Joneses”…

Muslim and a Shopaholic?

Muslim and a Shopaholic?

Consumerism is spreading like a plague in today’s culture. People are transformed into tireless shopping machines whose lifestyles are centered on malls, sales, and new offers. In the words of  Tyler Durden, from Fight Club, the movie: “We’re consumers. We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don’t concern me. What concerns …

Fasting in a Materialistic World

Fasting in Materialistic World

Fasting is deemed as a strange and, thus, renounced act of worship in the eyes of the materialistic civilization predominating the global scene of today’s world. As it is a civilization that believes in the body, not the soul; it cares about this present life, not the Hereafter! Therefore, it abhors any form of worship …

Can you Benefit from Materialism & Spirituality

Can You Benefit from Materialism & Spirituality?

Click here to read Part 1 Materialist scientists propose that impotent, dependent, ignorant phenomena are, as causes, responsible for the existence of beings and things. In so doing, they must necessarily believe that those causes possess the absolute, infinite power and knowledge needed to bring the whole of reality into being. The latest discoveries of …

Can you Benefit from Materialism & Spirituality?

Can You Benefit from Materialism & Spirituality?

Click here to read Part 2 We attain to that worship by discovering through scientific inquiry the order in the book of the universe, its operative functions and relations. But we can’t interpret it any way we please. There is only one true way of looking at the world as a whole, only one truly …



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