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It’s so epic how Allah didn’t just talk about the crime, He talked about the root of that crime and who’s going to hold responsible.

How the Heart is Corrupt and Deceitful

When the heart is sinful, the entire being is in trouble. What emphasis has the master of all the world placed on honesty in business deals in this verse? What does Islam have to say with treating people honestly when doing business with them?


What Is the Concept of Sin in Islam?

Salam (Peace) Andy, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. The word “Islam” in Arabic represents two basic concepts: one is submission and the other is peace. As the name of the religion, it stands for the peace we can attain in this world and the next (in heaven) by submitting to …

The wine that is prohibited in this world is not the wine that is in Paradise.

Since Wine is Prohibited, Why Will it be Served in Paradise?

The wine that is prohibited in this world is not the wine that is in Paradise. Here is a description of the wine in Paradise that sets it apart from the wine in this world: There will be circulated among them a cup [of wine] from a flowing spring, white and delicious to the drinkers. No bad…


Committed Mistake with My Fiancé: What to Do?

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. Dear brother, thank you for your question that shows your sincere repentance. Surely you have made a big mistake, but it is good …

We sometimes forget, and treat past sins as impenetrable barriers to future good.

The Story of Prophet Muhammad and the Alcoholic

It was the Prophet’s way to point out the good qualities of those who sinned and fell into error… The Prophet’s approach, by contrast, inspires virtue. When reminded of `Abdullah’s frequent drunkenness, he boasted of that man’s possessing the greatest virtue of loving Allah and His Messenger.

On Repentance and Hope

Ibn `Ataa' on Repentance and Hope

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: “If you find yourself having less hope in God when you make a mistake, then realize you are only relying on your work, not on God’s Mercy” When I have an intention to commence on a spiritual journey to God, I …

When we look at the behavior of some Muslims we find practices and superstitions that are actually forbidden in Islam.

2 Strange Superstitions Practiced by Muslims

In a small village outside Mogadishu in Somalia, 18 year old Nura has just given birth to her first child. A beautiful healthy boy. Nura and her family believe that the bracelet he wears made from string and herbs will protect him from the evil eye. Most Somali people link their identity with Islam however a large number of pre-Islamic practices have survived.

We need to ask ourselves a very crucial question– how much do these images that we have formed of others actually match the real person and how much is just pure imagination on our part?

3 Ways to Stop Judging Others

It’s very easy to talk, but how do we stop this process of image formation? If you and I have realized the fact that our imagined model of the other person’s inside reality is perhaps only 0-5% true, then we have taken a big step towards stopping this bad habit.

When making Dua’, you should collect your heart, stay focused, and consciously think of the One you are calling upon.

8 Reasons why Du'a is Not Answered

If you are committing any sin which you are aware of, then it is best advised to stop committing that sin so that Allah will answer your dua’s. We don’t know which sin of ours is stopping Allah from accepting our prayers.

The shaytan arrogantly disobeyed and was deprived of his gift. Is it not a lesson to us to stop arrogantly disobeying our Lord?

A Lesson from the Life of Satan

Satan used to be one of the top notch worshippers of Allah. In fact, his quality of worship was so good that Allah honored him with a place among the angels. And he was there doing his worship until Adam (peace be upon him) was created. When Adam was created all the angels were asked to bow down to him…

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