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The Qiblah and Unity of Muslim Nation

The Qiblah and Unity of the Muslim Nation

In the beginning of Islam Muslims prayed facing Baytul Maqdis in Jerusalem; a shared Qiblah between the Muslims and the Jews. Then not long after the migration to Madinah the Prophet received a divine order to change the Qiblah and pray towards Al-Masjid Al-Haram.

The Beauty of Dua - How to Stay Connected to God

The Beauty of Dua - How to Stay Connected to God

Recently a new Muslimah confided in me that she misses prayer when she is menstruating. She said that in the short time she has been Muslim, she feels a peace in her life when she prays salah. But she says she became distressed when she cannot pray…

5 Groups Of People Who Pray

Prayer will be the first thing we are asked about on Judgement Day. There are 5 groups of people who pray, which group do you fall into?

Salam - The Greeting of All Prophets

Salam - The Greeting of All Prophets

The Muslim greeting of salam “saying as-salamu alaykum” in Arabic means “peace be upon you”. It may be new to many that this greeting was taught by Moses and Jesus. The language of Moses was Hebrew: In Hebrew the greeting is: shalom aleichem…

How to Find Peace through Prayer? 3 Powerful Triggers

How to Find Peace through Prayer? 3 Powerful Triggers

To bring about the desired state of peace and tranquility through prayer other emotions must exist first. The prayer is embedded with triggers that enable these other emotions to come about which in return causes the worshiper to enter into a state of peace. Three important triggers…


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, …

Trust in Allah Doesn't Just Happen! Here is How to Develop It

Trust in Allah Doesn't Just Happen! Here is How to Develop It

Allowing important areas of our lives to go unexamined and uncontrolled is the source of a vast amount of pain and loss. One such, if not the most significant, loss is our strong relation with Allah. Establishing close connection with Allah requires work. Sometimes we feel that His rules are difficult to obey. We think, …

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 …


My Kids Dislike Praying,They Do it Only to Obey Us!

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly suggest keeping the lines of communication open with them, not getting upset or angry if they trust in you to tell you things that you may not want to hear (such as they don’t like praying) but commend them on their good actions of listening, being obedient as …

Why Was the Prayer First Prescribed in Heaven?

“The coolness of my eyes was placed in my prayer.” The reason why the Prophet says that is because Allah gave it to him as a gift, as an escape from this world so that he could taste that sweetness of that relationship with God. So whenever anything happened…

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