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Tips for Success in Ramadan... Do the Worships You Love

Tips for Success in Ramadan... Do the Worships You Love

How to achieve success in Ramadan? When people go to a sheikh or an imam to help them make a Ramadan plan, they usually want a list of to-dos. They want the imam to dictate to them what they should do in detail. But Imam Yaser Birjas has a different idea. In this video, he …

Being Thankful to Allah…Why It Matters

Being Thankful to Allah…Why It Matters

Each day in our salah, we repeatedly make one humble request to Allah, our Creator and Sustainer: {Guide us the Straight Way.} (Al-Fatihah 1:4) It is only by seeking and staying on the Straight Way, that we can ever hope to attain true salvation and success. What then must we do to ensure that Allah …

Is It Allowed to Practice Meditation Techniques to Calm Down?

Are Alternative Methods of Meditation Allowed for Muslims?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: You are doing nothing wrong by using meditation techniques as long as you do not perform the specific rituals of Buddhism and as long as …

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.

When a Prophet Is Jailed.... How Prophet Yusuf (PBUH) Coped

When a Prophet Is Jailed.... How Prophet Yusuf (PBUH) Coped

How did Prophet Yusuf (peace and blessings be upon him) face the difficult experience of being jailed for no reason? What did he do when approached by his two mates in prison who asked him to interpret their dreams? And what lessons can we learn from the story and apply in our daily life? Join Sheikh …

Spiritual Poverty and Robotic Rituals - Missing the Sweetness of Faith

Spiritual Poverty and Robotic Rituals - Missing the Sweetness of Faith

The sweetness of faith can be intoxicating, giving us emotional highs and tears of pure love. Those moments when we fall into prostration, sincerely crying and connecting to our An-Nur, the Light, God. Think about the times you were reciting Quran and felt it in your heart, really felt it. I love those moments when …

Becoming Your Best Self in Ramadan & Beyond

Becoming Your Best Self in Ramadan & Beyond

Don’t over-exert yourself as you could burn out quickly. It’s usually best to take a slow and steady approach. So if you don’t have the time or energy to go big, rather focus on doing a few things consistently, and with the utmost sincerity. After all, the deeds…

The Only Way to Feel Satisfied

The Secret to Feeling Satisfied

Despite having the world at our fingertips, we often feel dissatisfied. The new clothes we purchase lose their novelty. The marriage we thought would fix our problems eventually moves out of the honeymoon phase. The amount of money in our bank accounts…

How to Embrace the Power of Prayer

How to Embrace the Power of Prayer

Prayers are a time of reflection and submission to our creator, to Allah (glorified and exalted). We let go of this world, even if only for a minute. In this submission we find calmness, we release our emotions and the power of prayer impacts us. Prayer in itself is a gift, a blessing, a powerful coping …

If Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) Visited You!

If Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) Visited You!

I wonder, If Prophet Muhammad visited you Just for a day or two, If he came unexpectedly, I wonder what you would do? Oh I know you would give your nicest room, To such an honored guest, And you would serve him your very best. You would be the very best, Cause you’re glad …



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