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When Life Gets Harder After Repentance

When Life Gets Harder After Repentance

Until a year ago, I was living a worthless life that I am not proud of. I could walk around unmindful of other people’s issues and situations. Worse, I committed sins and instead of feeling remorse, I felt regret for not committing a bigger sin so I could fit in with the wrong crowd. But …

Backbiting: Causes and Remedy

Backbiting: Causes and Remedy

Ghiebah, or backbiting, is forbidden in the Glorious Qur’an where a person who commits it is given the similitude of a person who eats the flesh of his dead brother. It is also condemned in the Sunnah. We read in a Prophetic hadith, “Verily, your blood (i.e., life), your property, and your honor are inviolable …

Long Journey to the Truth... Imam Siraj Wahhaj's Story

Long Journey to the Truth... Imam Siraj Wahhaj's Story

In this video, Imam Siraj Wahhaj recounts his long journey to Islam. In this journey, we see the impact of important figures and events like the assassination of Malcolm X, Louis Farakhan and the Nation of Islam group, and the transformation of the group later by Warith Deen Mohammed. Imam Siraj follows his story with …

Umar's Message Gets Two Companions Back on Track

Umar's Message Gets Two Companions Back on Track (Story)

This is a very inspiring story that involved `Umar ibn Al-Khattab and two other Companions, `Ayyash ibn Abi Rabi`ah and Hisham ibn Al-`Aas (may Allah be pleased with them). They planned to migrate from Makkah to Madinah together and set a time and place to meet and start the trip.

My Pious Fiancé Has a Sinful Past; I’m Shocked!

My Pious Fiancé Has a Sinful Past; I’m Shocked!

In this counseling answer: “Often times, when we sin, it is a wakeup call which brings us closer to Allah. As he was just a young boy basically at 14, it may have been a turbulent time for him as it is for many youths. But as he is a grown man now, sister, he …

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From Germany to Morocco: Story of Two Hasans

At the Islamic Center, I found a message from a friend of the man I had been looking for, which read, “The man who posted the advertisement is in hospital suffering critical conditions, and he needs you and urgently asks for you”, with the address of the hospital mentioned in the message.

What Sin Can I Not Repent for While I Am Alive?

Is there such a thing as an unforgivable sin? We all sin. That is part of our human nature. In fact, the best of us in the sight of Allah Almighty are the ones who turn back to Him and seek forgiveness. Are there any sins which you are not able to repent for while …

2 Reasons Why Good Muslims Commit Sins

2 Reasons Why Good Muslims Commit Sins

The first bit of advice for everyone is that you have to identify “when does the sin happen? When I’m by myself? Where am I when it happens? What times does it happen?” And if you can identify the problem times, places, and situations, you have to try to change those situations.

Thinking Well of God

Thinking Well of God

Many people give up in the face of something seemingly impossible. Sometimes, we give up on an individual level: getting married, getting that job we want; sometimes it is on a global level, such as injustice in the Muslim world. But the point of the struggle is to realize who is in charge.



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