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Faith in Hard Times... Spiritual Tips and Reminders

Faith in Hard Times... Spiritual Tips and Reminders

In good times it’s easy to talk about faith. However, faith in hard times is what really reveals your level of  trust and belief in Allah. It’s easy to see why we believe and encourage others to ‘keep the faith’ when they’re feeling down. But what about periods of prolonged suffering or surprise attacks? Faith in Hard …

How to Start Preparing Your Mind for Ramadan

With only three 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 increase …

The Turner of Hearts Turned Mine

The Turner of Hearts Turned Mine to Him

The lack of any kind of spirituality in my family caused my heart to become restless. The older I became, the heavier this restlessness impacted my whole being. I was looking, searching, screaming, crying for that restlessness to be taken away from me…

Islam Is a “Yes Religion”?

Islam Is a “Yes Religion”?

When I was seven years old, I used to attend a halaqa (Class that teaches religion) of what I would call today “the Islam of No’s”. One summer day upon entering class, my stoic teacher and I got into this dialogue. “What is this?” My teacher glared at my hand. A shinny bracelet wrapped around …

Superhero Movies & Meeting Our Maker

Superhero Movies & Meeting Our Maker

Each day that goes by brings us one day closer to our death and meeting our maker. However, we live in a time where the thought of death is met with a strategy that often involves diverting and ignoring. Sheikha Zaynab Ansari discusses our societies intrinsic need for critical diversion from a reality we can’t …

How Modesty Strengthens Faith

How Modesty Strengthens Faith

Along with fear and love of Allah, modesty is a requisite of faith. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) made it clear that modesty is part of faith (Muslim). The reference is not to natural bashfulness, which we profess and practice in our mutual relations, but to the modesty that man must practice …

Spiritual Gearing 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.

Change Your Life With 7 Spiritual Habits

Change Your Life With 7 Spiritual Habits

In these blessed days of Rajab, we are supposed to focus on the spiritual build up for Ramadan. You should aim to develop the following 7 spiritually productive activities into habits so that you can hopefully continue benefitting from them throughout your life. I consider these activities as the spiritual ‘bread and butter’ of any …

How to Be a VIP on the Day of Judgment

How to Be a VIP on the Day of Judgment

Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Allah will cover seven people with His shade, on the Day when there will be no shade but His: a just ruler, a youth who has grown up in the worship of Allah, a man whose heart is attached to the mosques, …

Strengthen My Faith

How Do I Strengthen My Faith and My Iman?

Short Answer: An introspective quest for spirituality usually occurs first during youth years, and such a spiritual “calling” is a blessing from Allah. But please avoid associating the character and conduct of some lay-Muslims in Muslim-majority countries with Islam. Go back to the sources of Islam. Be strong and hold on fast to the rope of Allah: His …



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