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Repentance and Its Conditions

Repentance and Its Conditions

It was reported by Ibn `Umar that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “O people, seek repentance from Allah. Verily, I seek repentance from Him a hundred times a day.” (Muslim) The term tawbah (Arabic for ‘repentance‘) is an Arabic Quranic term which means “a retreat” or “a return”. Examining the Quran …

The Prophet's Advice to His Cousin

The Prophet's Advice to His Cousin (+Video)

The great scholar Ibn Al-Jawzi had a beautiful comment on this hadith; he says: “I pondered over this hadith and it amazed me to the point where I almost get light-headed thinking about it.” If you realize the depth in the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in this hadith, you will be overwhelmed by the same feeling.

Cleansing of the mind is as important as cleansing of the self, and perhaps more than cleansing of the body.

Cleaning and Nourishing the Self in the Month of Ramadan

In Ramadan, the continual fasting weakens the physical desires. It resets the appetite of the nafs, the bias towards the material world. Also, Satan is locked up and so can’t tug the nafs back towards the material side. This removes the cover of materialism from our eyes…

There Is Enough Time to Do Everything!

There Is Enough Time to Do Everything!

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: “Postponing good deeds until you have free time is an indication of an immature soul.” In other words, there is nothing called “I do not have time.” The deeds we are talking about such as prayers, remembering God, reflection, all need time. …

Struggling to Purify Your Soul? You Need These Two Elements

Struggling to Purify Your Soul? You Need These Two Elements

As you proceed on your journey in along the path of self-purification andTazkiyah, in quest of the ultimate goal of Paradise, you will encounter difficulties and hardships. These may often seem insurmountable. Overcoming them may be made easier by a good early grasp of the prerequisites of tazkiyah. These include: Genuine Effort In order to succeed, you …

Keep up your training by reminding yourself of the person you want to become in Ramadan

Planting Spirituality to Gain Fruitful Harvest in Ramadan

Think of Ramadan as your tournament. If you want Ramadan to be magical, make it so. If you want to feel a spiritual high in Ramadan, recite the whole Quran twice, and pray tarawih every night, then start training today. What does an athlete need to do to excel in his chosen sport?

The closer to Allah a person gets, the more overwhelmed, more benevolent, more tranquil and, at times, even more introvert he becomes.

How Should We Communicate with Allah?

Such communication helps man elevate himself from the stifling confines of the body, matter and this world, to the ultimate freedom and endless potential of the soul and its transcendent realm. It sets man on a journey of self-actualization. It makes him genuine and real…

Taking further steps after the testimony of faith is an important tool in your new Journey of faith. It takes time, yes, but step by step you'll realize that your new life has become clearer and much easier.

New Muslims - All You Need in Your New Life

Learning takes time, but step by step you’ll realize that your new discovered faith is not actually new; you’ll discover that Islam is the correct and uncorrupted version of God’s divine message He sent to all Prophets.

How to Start Preparing Your Mind for Ramadan

How to Start Preparing Your Mind for Ramadan

With only six weeks left before Ramadan, it’s high time to start preparing our minds and souls in order to welcome the holy month. Let us transform our state of mind and spirit to one that is eagerly waiting for and craving its many benefits and rewards. Let us connect strongly with the Quran and …

Knocking on Door

Knocking on My Door, She Said: “Jehovah, Jehovah”

Early one Sunday morning, I was awoken by a knock on my door. On opening the door I saw a smartly dressed woman with a bag in her left hand, a book in her right and a smile on her face. Curious to know what drew her to knock on my door, I invited the …

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