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What is Flow? How to Get into it?

What is Flow? How to Get into it?

Firstly, the activity needs to be challenging to our capacities, and at the same time, not too difficult. Being challenging is important because if it’s too easy we’ll get bored with it. On the other hand, if the activity is too difficult, we’ll be over stressed and feel discouraged.

Status of Brain during Prayers

Since the beginning of time, philosophers, psychologists, scientists, and many others have always questioned the presence of God. According to research done since the past few years, belief in God isn’t merely a play of the mind, or belief in the unseen, it is the reality. Researchers have found a strong connection between brain activity …

I'm Embarrassed to Pray in Public

I'm Embarrassed to Pray in Public

Back in 2012, when I was in high school, I had an opportunity to take courses at a local community college for both college and high school credit at the expense of my school district. It was called dual enrollment. I was excited to get ahead in my college career, but dual enrollment presented a …

Adhan Won’t Be Banned in South Africa: Muslim Body

CAPE TOWN – Defying earlier rumors, a spokesman of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has confirmed that the South African city of Cape Town is not planning to ban the adhan or the Muslim call to prayer. “We had a good meeting with city officials on Tuesday and they agreed to send their experts to …

Ibn `Atta' on Ascending Levels of Worship

Ibn `Atta' on Ascending Levels of Worship

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: Allah diversified the acts of worship for you because He knows how quickly you get bored. And He did not permit you certain acts of worship at certain times so you do not go to extremes. The objective is to perfect your prayers …

How Friday Prayer Brought Me To Islam

How Friday Prayer Brought Me to Islam

For Musa, his religion seemed so important… How can something be more important than to have a job that helps you pay your bills? I wanted to know more about Musa’s religion. But almost twenty years ago, it was not easy…

What Are the Acts that Nullify Ablution

What Are the Acts that Nullify Ablution?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa:  The acts that nullify ablution are as follows: 1- Passing urine, feces or gas 2- Sexual discharge from the penis …

Allergy Causes Me to Blow Nose in Prayer

Allergy Causes Me to Blow Nose in Prayer: OK?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: As for your question, you should not say any words that are not part of the prayer. But if you …

2 Tips to Deal with the Winter Blues

2 Tips to Deal with the Winter Blues

Fasting in winter in general teaches us to be patient… It is an important life lesson, and will continue to be beneficial for us not only in getting paradise without any accounting, but also in our paths in this world.

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10 Ways to Get Your Kids Love Prayer

As Muslims, we all know the importance of Salah (prayer). It is the first thing that we will be brought to account for in front of Allah (swt), and is the most important pillar of Islam after the Shahadah. Thus, it is so important that we encourage our children to form the habit of praying, …



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