Just like we constantly wash the shirt we wear and we don’t neglect it or let the dirt pile up over it, we also need to pay attention to our hearts that we’re carrying at all times and constantly cleanse them to prevent the effects of sin from covering up the purity of our hearts.
Man’s body and soul are one integral whole and bringing them both into submission to Allah is our lifetime quest. Therefore, desires must be restrained and controlled and this is done through moral consciousness which is related to both our relation with the Creator and with our fellowman.
How can we then say we stand no chance? It would be wrong to confuse people’s anger with the Almighty’s. His forgiveness is unparalleled.
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.
The nafilah (pl. nawafil, Arabic for Supererogatory or Optional Prayers) is an exuberant Arabic term denoting manifold meanings foremost among which is the meaning of increase. Technically speaking, nafilah means to perform an additional amount or number of the acts of worship (`ibadat) other than that which is obligatory upon the worshipper. Remarkably, some people …
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.
The ultimate patience is that of Allah. He leads us gently and compassionately and forgives us when we fail. He doesn’t condemn us when we make mistakes from ignorance as long as we’re sincere in our striving and prayers. Even when we become frustrated with our own failures Allah surrounds and embraces us with his love and encourages us to keep going.
It may seem strange to say that God is the Most Merciful, and stress that Islam is the religion of forgiveness while also saying that there is one unforgivable sin. This is not a strange or unreliable concept when you understand that this grave sin is only unforgivable if a person dies without repenting to God.
Just as medicine treat your disease, the verses of the Quran help us to be spiritually healthy. Wherever you are on the spiritual spectrum, the Quran offers encouragement. By reading it we are provided with inspiration and strength as we cope with life’s challenges. Quran’s Message For You This spiritually lifting video tells us of the mercy of …
My son asked: “Mom, if Jesus died for our sins on a Friday, and then as you say, he was resurrected three days later on a Sunday, then who ruled the world for those three days?” I thought about the logic to this question and at that moment, I knew that it did not make any sense.