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Almost All My Family Members Came to Islam

Almost All My Family Members Came to Islam

There was one question in my mind that nobody else raised. Would this Allah even listen to me? Me, a young, uneducated woman?
In my culture, it was men who practiced and carried out all the official rituals. Men live in the monastery. Men are the ones that can obtain a higher form of spirituality.

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It’s Time to Say ‘Ramadan Mubarak’

It is that time of the year. One of the best months given to us by our creator. It is a month in which, Allah, pours his mercy upon his believing servants. A month in which the Quran, which governs all aspects of life, was revealed. It is Ramadan! Most households are preparing to welcome …

Revive Your Relation with the Quran (10 Hadiths)

These 10 Hadiths Will Revive Your Relation with Qur'an

Amidst our fast-paced life, we tend to forget a very important question: How well is our relationship with the Qur’an? How much time and effort do we spend in reciting, studying and understanding this Guide, granted to us by Allah to lead a successful and happy life? I think it will be embarrassing for many …

Spiritually Gearing Up For 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.

Ramadan 101... Your Ramadan Guide

Ramadan 101... Your Guide for a Fruitful Ramadan

Only few days are separating us from Ramadan, the month millions of Muslims around the world are longing for. Are you ready for the month? Have you set your Ramadan goals? What are your plans to maximize your reward in this specially blessed time of the year. The month of Ramadan provides a golden chance …

Ramadan Fasts Four Levels of Spirituality

Ramadan Fasts: Four Levels of Spirituality

The experience of fasting is like none other. I believe that there are four levels of fasting; the fasting of appetites, the fasting of the senses, the fasting of the mind and the fasting of the heart. Fasting of appetites involves abstaining from intake of solid food…

Matters of the Heart How to Increase Spirituality

4 Ways to Increase Your Spirituality Before Ramadan

Your spirituality is your responsibility to grow and nourish like a newly planted seed, thirsty for rain and sunshine. It’s also the responsibility of the Ummah to help those Muslims who are faltering in their spirituality and set them back onto the path.

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 …

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