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Ibn `Atta' on Ascending Levels of Worship

Ibn `Atta' on Ascending Levels of Worship

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: Allah diversified the acts of worship for you because He knows how quickly you get bored. And He did not permit you certain acts of worship at certain times so you do not go to extremes. The objective is to perfect your prayers …

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 …

There Is Time for 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. …

Love People to Get Allah's Love

Mu`adh ibn Jabal (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,7 “Allah says, ‘My love is promised to those who love each other for My sake. My love is promised to those who go out to visit each other for My sake. My love is promised …

Ibn Atta on How to Deal with People's Praise

Ibn Atta on How to Deal with People's Praise

People’s praise may change one’s intentions from pleasing Allah to pleasing people, earning their praise or avoiding their criticism. It also discourages one to do more good deeds if he really believes that he is perfect and has done great actions. Another negative aspect of praise is that it makes one overlook his flaws and, instead, look at his merits.

How the Curse of Fast Age Affect Our Relationships

How Fast Age Curse Affects Our Relationships

The world is growing and developing very quickly. In fact, it is getting extremely hard for people to keep up with all the changes; many young people are not so sure what is expected of them. If there was one word to describe our modern age, it would be fast. People these days want fast service, …

5 Tips to Deal with Consumerism

5 Tips to Deal with Consumerism

In the previous part, we talked about Islam’s stance on consumerism. The article explained the general guidelines and the Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to spending money. The problem is: it is not enough to educate the reader about the “what” (i.e. whether something is desirable Islamically or not), we need to always provide …

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, …

Building Relationship with Allah? Here Are Useful Tips

Building Relationship with Allah? Here Are Useful Tips

Our relationship with Allah should be our top priority; it should shape and inspire all other relationships. The quality of this relationship can be known by Allah only. He knows our intentions, and whether or not we are genuine in our prayers, praise and worship. Scholars remind us in these posts that we need to …

Self- Development: Prayers As Productive Habit

Self- Development: Prayers As Productive Habit

You should aim to develop the following seven spiritually productive activities into habits so that you can hopefully continue benefiting from them throughout your life. I consider these activities as the spiritual ‘bread and butter’ of any productive Muslim. To develop them as habits is the essence of embarking on your journey towards the love …



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