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Peace in Tough Times

4 Steps to Find Peace in Tough Times

We have a picture in our minds that life is meant to be flawless. When the reality does not match, we are deeply pained and upset. What we must come to understand is the picture we painted is merely that – a creation of our own hands. It is not a reality.

The Prophet's Inexhaustible Patience

The Prophet's Inexhaustible Patience

The source of the Prophet’s courageous determination in the face of all the traumatic experiences he suffered was his strong faith in God and his dependence on Him. The Prophet’s conviction that God was with him when he was struggling with adverse…

Patience with Hardship - The Story of Umm Salamah

Patience with Hardship - The Story of Umm Salamah

Sometimes when we’re experiencing hardships in our lives we fail to see Allah’s wisdom and mercy in the hardships. We become consumed with the hardship itself. However difficult the hardships may be, Allah always helps the believers and intends good for them.

Why Difficult Times?

Why Difficult Times? (7 Verses Tell the Answer)

Going through difficult times such as the ones we are going through as Muslims nowadays, it is quite comforting to read Allah’s promise in the Qur’an {Indeed with the difficulty there is an ease. Indeed with the difficulty there is an ease.} (Al-Inshirah 5-6) However a thought that comes to everyone’s mind is, Why do …

Moses and Al-Khidr: Model of Resolution

Moses and Al-Khidr: Model of Resolution

One of the stylistic tools used by the Glorious Quran to convey its message is narratives (qasas). It occurs in the Quran in different forms and for different purposes. The Quran relates the stories of the previous nations, stories of the prophets, descriptions of certain events, etc. All in all, the objective is clear: It …

Luqman Advises His Son (Qur'an Chapters)

Luqman Advises His Son (Qur'an Chapters)

Luqman (may Allah be pleased with him) was one of the very few individuals who were quoted by Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala in the Quran. Although he was not a prophet, he was a famous person in the Arabic literature renowned for his wisdom and wise quotations. Luqman was mentioned in the glorious Quran and …

How to Beat Negative Thoughts in Hard Times

How to Beat Negative Feelings in Hard Times

In hard times, negative feelings develop and aggravate our suffering. People have different reaction and go different directions. A Muslim, however, should have the best reaction because he has the true Lord, Allah, to turn to. Do you have such negative feelings and do not know what to do? Join Sheikh Navaid Aziz as he explains …

Am I Failing the Patience Test by Feeling Sad?

Am I Failing the Patience Test by Feeling Sad?

Assalamu Alaykum Dear Sister, Thank you so much for sending this question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Your question is very important indeed. We need to clarify a few matters here. Allah Created Life as a Test Allah created life to test us and test our true faith to Him. As He said: Blessed …

How Did the Prophet Make Hajj Easier?

How Did the Prophet Make Hajj Easier?

The Prophet left a profound impression on the Muslim soul. He gave them the best guidance in Hajj and for them he was an exemplary leader. In fact, he was the greatest leader and inspirer the world had ever seen.

For An Easy Hajj Follow These 3 Tips

For An Easy Hajj, Follow These 3 Tips

My advice is based on my personal experience and a matter of priorities. I’ve seen pilgrims arrive to the city of Makkah and immediately starting to perform voluntary – non-obligatory – deeds of worship. You have traveled for hours, sometimes more than a day, to get there.



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