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Why Did Prophet Muhammad Often Visit the Cave of Hira'?

Short Answer: Mostly, he was thinking and meditating on the Greatness of God, and seeking to escape the social ills that dominated Meccan society at the time, including abuse and neglect of women, idolatry, an unfair balance of wealth, and abuse of those living in poverty. It was during such a time that God sent revelation …

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Breaking Taboos: Can Muslims Practice Yoga?

 Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. This question of whether Muslims can practice yoga is a common one, actually. It’s taboo, but why? Sadaf Jamal, from Let the Quran Speak, addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: So, you know, when I think of yoga, I think of …

Is Meditation Prohibited in Islam?

Salam, Thank you very much for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. First of all, we need to consider whether the Quran, which is Allah’s Book of Guidance for us, as well as the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him), approves of the practice of meditation. In the following verses of …

Meditation in Different Religions

Islamic meditation is based on contemplation, called “tafakkur” in the Quran, which is a reflection upon the wonders of the universe leading to a worshipful appreciation of Allah Almighty’s creative power.

My Quest for the Truth

I traveled to many parts of the world during my quest for the truth. I became very interested in tribal religions and the spiritualist way of thinking. I found that a lot of what these religions were saying had truth in them, but I could never accept the whole religion as the truth.

Spiritual Illiteracy and Blindness

Knowledge, which is based on combining the two readings, the reading of revelation and the reading of nature, is the key to every good in both worlds. One’s real achievements and happiness are commensurate with what and how much one reads, and with what and how much one knows.

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The Healing Power of Nature - A Psychological Take

Human beings are created as both spiritual beings, and as creatures of the earth.  We need to nurture both aspects of ourselves in order to be balanced. If you are suffering from excessive worry, or you have difficulty regulating your emotions; If you have been dieting and exercising, but you cannot lose weight; if you …

New Muslims: How to Perfect Prayers?

The prayers are meditation; during them we work to constantly pull our hearts and minds back to the remembrance of the source and destination of life, Allah. Doing this throughout the day is like training, keeping our spirits fit and nimble; ready to face whatever life throws at us.



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