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Spiritually Gearing Up For Ramadan

Spiritually Gearing Up For Ramadan

The Month of Ramadan is like a gentle breeze that hastens to cool a sweltering summer night. However, just as quickly as it arrives, it bids farewell much too soon. Get ready to welcome Ramadan today, so that you can take full advantage of the blessed days and nights once it arrives.

6 Things Non Muslims May Not Know About Ramadan

6 Things Non Muslims May Not Know About Ramadan

Dear non-Muslim family members, coworkers, and classmates, The month of fasting for Muslims known as Ramadan is coming soon. And while your Muslim acquaintances are limbering up for the fast, you may be having a hard time wrapping your mind…

Remembrances of My First Ramadan

Remembrances of My First Ramadan

I recall being very lonely during my first Ramadan. As a new convert, I woke up for sahur (meal before fasting) and ate it alone, broke my fast alone and prayed Tarawih Prayer alone. I was a university graduate student and I lived alone…

Spiritual Readiness for Ramadan

6 Steps to Get Spiritually Ready For Ramadan

Savoring the blessings of Ramadan allows us to transit into the month with spiritual zeal and excitement rather than dawdling through “obligatory” worship without understanding fully how they benefit our faith.

The Night Journey - Sometimes It Causes Me to Tremble

The Night Journey: Sometimes it Causes Me to Tremble

I imagine that I’m standing behind Muhammad (peace be upon him) and also gazing at the veil of light. And I long to have the veil lifted. I long to gaze in adoration at my Lord. But not yet. I’m still limited by my humanity, my corporeal being.

6 Spiritual Productivity Tips to Help You Benefit From Rajab

6 Spiritual Productivity Tips to Help You Benefit From Rajab

The month of Rajab comes at an extremely important time of the year for you. It means that Ramadan is near! While some specific acts of worship in Rajab are disputed (like specific prayers and dua, or singling out this month for visiting graves), you can do…

Having Hard Time Understanding Prayer?

Having Hard Time Understanding Prayer?

You ask people who have reverted to Islam, they will tell you: “I don’t understand this prayer.” Because nobody has ever tried to understand the words you are saying. I challenge you and I call upon you very strongly to make an effort to understand the words…

Being Conscious of God - Awaken the Spiritual Within You

Being Conscious of God - Awaken the Spiritual Within You

It’s a matter of ongoing struggle, to engage in the process of contemplation and self-examination, continually striving to perfect our manners in our relationship with ourselves, with others, and above all, in our relationship with our Lord. This battle of our inner forces…



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