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Ibn Ataa' on Keeping Priorities Straight

Ibn Ataa' on Keeping Priorities Straight

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: A sign of following one’s whims is to be active with optional good deeds while being lazy with required obligations. The next step in our journey to Allah requires sound knowledge and deep understanding. The Prophet (Allah’s peace and blessings be …

A Surah that Consoled the Prophet… It will Relieve You Too

A Surah that Consoled the Prophet… It will Relieve You Too

Do you feel disconnected with Allah, feel down, feel depressed or think maybe Allah doesn’t love you anymore… feel like your du`as are not being answered? Watch this, Sheikh Tawfique Chowdury gives a beautiful Tafsir of Surah Ad-Duha and shows how Allah choose the best for us. A must watch lecture for anyone looking for …

How to Spare Time for Dhikr in Your Busy Schedule

“Those that remember Me in their heart, I remember them in My heart; and those that remember Me in a gathering (i.e. that make mention of Me), I remember them (i.e. make mention of them) in a gathering better than theirs.”                           …

think about death

Is It Bad To Think About Death Often? I'm Afraid!

Short Answer: Actually, remembering death is not a bad thing. It’s essential to remember that death is a fact that will happen and can happen to any of us at any minute. It is a fact, and it’s not healthy to ignore or run away from this fact. Rather than being afraid of death, prepare for it. Understand …

Authentic Sufism - A Real Product of Islam

Authentic Sufism - A Real Product of Islam

Authentic Sufism is nothing else but the quintessence of orthodox Islam. It signifies practicing Islam in the most excellent way. Sufism is the final and most accomplished phase in a believer’s spiritual development. It is the final phase, a culmination…

Prophet's Duaa: 8 Situations the Prophet Sought Protection from

Prophet's Duaa: 8 Situations the Prophet Sought Protection from

Think about the circle that appears next to your name in Google Talk; it is green when you are active; red when you are busy; and when it turns yellow, it means that you are idle; you are online but you are useless and not involved in any activity. Taking this example from the virtual …

What Are the Reasons for the Muslims' Spiritual Apathy?

What Are the Reasons for the Muslims' Spiritual Apathy?

One wonders, if Muslims are westernized, why their institutions of learning are not as advanced and dynamic as those in the West, why their economies are not as robust, why their governments are not as functional, just and honest, why their cities are not as efficient and clean…

The Ideal Muslim

The Ideal Muslim - Fact or Fiction?

The ideal Muslim… has the unwavering loyalty and honesty of Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, “If I were to take a Khalil, I would have taken Abu Bakr (as my Khalil).” (Bukhari) The ideal Muslim… is like ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab: a lion outside and a kitten at home with his family. The …

Prayer Is Better Than Sleep

Prayer Is Better Than Sleep

When young Muslims meet others for the first time and find out that they are Muslim, often one of the very first questions they ask each other is, “Do you pray?” It’s as if this is their touchstone to see if the person they have met is a real Muslim or not. Calling yourself Muslim …

Start with the Quran

Before Seeking in-Depth Knowledge, Start with the Quran

I meet Muslim brothers who tell me all the bad things about a particular scholar. I ask the brother if he can read Surat Al-Fatihah. I find that he cannot even read the Quran properly, but he was able to speak about a scholar of Islam. What kind of Islam is this? When the Companions of the Prophet became Muslims, the first thing they concentrated on was Quran and how to pray.



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