When she started researching the faith that often makes headlines because of the un-Islamic action of a few, she found more than the media had ever reported on. In those first few emails, she warned me that she had literally a million questions. I didn’t believe her. But she wasn’t being hyperbolic.
There is something in our heart which is the yearning for the answer as to the essential question: ‘Why am I here?’ And it’s not coming from our mind. It’s coming from our heart, where our heart is looking for an answer.
In this counseling answer: “Make lists! In making lists, you can organize your thoughts linearly and develop your planning skills for school.” Wa ‘Alaykum Salam wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh, Not a thing to worry, dear sister, it is not too long at all! Don’t apologize for communicating your feelings! We are very glad to have you …
Taking the time out to thank God for His blessings will not only overwhelm us because we will never be able to enumerate them, but will truly help us recognize God’s undeniable presence in our life.
In an inspiring connection between our spiritual life and physical life, the Prophet lists praying at night along with feeding the hungry, greeting each other and maintaining family ties.
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was born into a society that had many of the major problems that we face today. And mended ties between neighbor, people and even his own enemies. He taught us how to turn those issues of strife into peace and security for everyone.
It is that peace with God that can result in another level of peace; that is inner peace within ourselves. And if indeed we are true to our faith, that kind of peace with Allah, inner peace, would have to be manifest in peace with all the creation of Allah, not only humans.
The new Hijrah year will not be accompanied by any balloons or fireworks or jumping into ice-cold fountains. For Muslims, it is not a feast at all. Sincere believers throughout the world, though, will reflect on the meaning of the new Hijrah year and will take great comfort from it…
The Muslim greeting of salam “saying as-salamu alaykum” in Arabic means “peace be upon you”. It may be news to many that this greeting was taught by Moses (or Musa, peace be upon him) the prophet of Judaism, and Jesus (or Isa, peace be upon him) the prophet of Christianity.
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.