Matters of the heart should be the focus of spirituality as this is the engine of faith.
Love has a deep impact on our level of spirituality
Allah takes care of you, but you have to do your part.
Umm Zakiyyah reflects on the challenges that face US Muslims in their spiritual growth and their journey to reach a balance in practicing Islam.
When we find ourselves in the limelight, when we’re famous, we wouldn’t think to move back to our former self, but on the contrary we race forward toward our death. This is a weakness in human nature, to seek the material things in life as a goal in itself instead of being a means to an end.
We will not be able to journey to Allah with hollow actions that look good on the outside but are not founded on a sound heart. We’ll get stranded on our journey at the first sign of pressure. Thus we must continue to perfect our physical, outward forms of worship while also purifying our nufoos.
Can the Qur’an be incorporated in daily life? Can it change man’s behavior and attitude? Yes, indeed, it can enlighten the heart, mind and soul. It was during my teens that I picked up a translation of the Qur’an in my quest to find my true identity. I wanted to know why I was born, …