Our Creator, Allah, the Almighty, informs us in the Qur’an: “And We made your sleep [a means for] rest. And We made the night as clothing. And We made the day for livelihood” (Surat An-Naba’ 78:9-10-11). When we have been awake for a long period of time, sleep/wake homeostasis tells us that a need for …
The sleep-wake cycle of the pineal gland becomes disrupted as we increasingly eat, socialize and sleep not questioning the psychological and physical effects of our pre-occupations. In trying to keep up with the schedules of the day it becomes increasingly difficult to switch-off the problems of the outside world we take home affecting domestic commitments. …
Allah (all glory be to Him) tells us in the Holy Quran about Ramadan that, “(He wants you) to complete the prescribed period (of fasting), and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful.” (Surat Al Baqarah: 2:185).
I decided to read the Quran. And the purpose of reading the Quran was because I wanted to learn what Muslims believed because I wanted to evangelize them so that they would become Christians. I knew that the Quran was the holy book of Muslims because I had read missionary literature that described the Quran and described Islam.
All the nights in Ramadan, not only laylatul-qadr, after fasting and everyone goes to the masjid and you can feel that power of the night of praying taraweeh, that’s the most special part of Ramadan for me, as well as the discipline in the day, as I never realized I was so not disciplined.
It was time for descent and nearly dawn. Jibreel, Buraq and the Prophet descended to Jerusalem and made their way back to Makkah. As they crossed the sands, they overtook caravans on the way to the city.
In all of our lives, we go through difficulties and we struggle and strive at one point or another. So the thing that Allah completely knows and understands and appreciates everything that we go through.
Muslims today have fallen behind the nations of the world. This sad condition is the result of not recognizing the true model of the Prophet Muhammad of being proactive in facing difficulties and for setting the vehicle of Islam in motion.