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How to Control Our Love for this Dunya?

How to Control Our Love for this Dunya?

The good news is that, as parents, you can do a lot to make sure the love of Allah wins over the love of dunya in the hearts and minds of your children. Use their obsession with getting that bright and shiny new toy as a teachable moment. Tell them about children who could only dream about having all that they have.

Why Can’t We Always Be Close to Allah?

Why Can’t We Always Be Close to Allah?

How much do we really love Allah? If we do love Him, why don’t we feel this love in our hearts all the time? Why do we keep losing this incredible feeling? It’s because the world is full of distractions – and it is full of distraction for this very reason.

Authentic Sufism – Sufism is Not Mysticism - 2

Authentic Sufism – Sufism is Not Mysticism - 2

Mysticism, by definition, has no – or at best, has extremely little — place in Islam because in Islam there is no room for mysteries, myths and legends that often defy human intelligence, or for secretive aspects of the fundamental truth.

Just Do It! How To Stop Waiting Until You ‘Feel Like It’

Just Do It! How To Stop Waiting Until You ‘Feel Like It’

It is a timeless frustration for people, and often for converts, that we don’t always “feel spiritual” when we are praying. It can “feel” like nothing good is coming of our prayers, like our hearts are not changing, like our circumstances remain the same.

3-Important-Principles-in-the-Modern-Hijrah

3 Important Principles in the Modern Hijrah

While our bodies might be making hijrah for wealth, education or the promise of a better life, it is imperative that our heart remains with Allah. No matter what we get in life, it is not worth losing Allah, and if we have Allah, then the world will follow.

Can Prayer Postures Really Bring us Closer to God?

Can Prayer Postures Really Bring Us Closer to God?

Prayer has begun and all matters relating to this world are left far behind. A calm meditative state is achieved and a connection is made. In the few minutes it takes to pray, each person stands before God in full submission. We gain peace, tranquility and numerous health benefits.

Understanding Riya and Approval Addiction

Understanding Riya and Approval Addiction

Riya is when you perform a spiritual action, such as praying or reciting the Quran, in order to get praised by people rather than to please Allah. It is a kind of approval-seeking that is more dangerous than the rest of them…

submission sufism

Non-Muslim Sufi: "I Submit To God. Why Embrace Islam?"

Salam Dear Graeme, Thank you very much for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. You may be right in saying that you are better than many so-called Muslims, though you do not call yourself a Muslim. But it is inconceivable how you can “submit to God 100%”, and still be doubtful about being a …

Practical Tips for Dhul-Hijjah Days

Practical Tips for Dhul-Hijjah Days

Have you missed some of the precious time of the previous Ramadan? Do you feel you could have done more in that blessed month? Are you disappointed with your performance during the last ten days of Ramadan and feel an overwhelming yearning for the spirituality of Laylat Al-Qadr? Well, you have another chance! It is …

My First Hajj - Tips and Stories

My First Hajj - Tips and Stories

This was unlike any other experience. We had read that we would all be reciting the above words, but yet the actual experience of reciting it, all of us together, created an amazing feeling of unity. This is a feeling you seldom find in the Ummah on a daily basis…



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