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How Are Trials Defined?

Short Answer: One of the welcome side effects of trials is spiritual growth. It happens through painful experiences. Then at a later stage when the pain is dulled by time and effort to overcome it, the circle of caring expands even more to include many more people we can help with our experiences. …………. Asalamu Alaikum, Thank …

4 Trials of the Prophet Muhammad Made Him Stronger

4 Trials of the Prophet Muhammad Made Him Stronger

Being an orphan, was a blessing in disguise. The effect it had on the Prophet (peace be upon him) was amazing. He became a stronger person, both spiritually and mentally, preparing him for his noble mission as a Prophet, that was soon to come.

How to Achieve Tranquility of the Heart

How to Achieve Tranquility of the Heart

The key to tranquility is to develop our relationship with Allah during that trouble. If we know Allah, no situation is too hopeless. No sadness is ever permanent. We perceive trials as they are meant to be perceived – as tests of our trust in Allah, forcing us to…

Discovering One’s Flaws

Ibn`Atta': Discovering One’s Flaws

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: “Trying to discover the flaws within you is better than trying to discover the worlds hidden from you.” One may start his journey to Allah the right way. But unfortunately, he might feel self-conceit or feel that he is doing Allah a …

Is Your Trial Much Greater Than This One?

Is Your Trial Much Greater Than This One?

I want to tell you a story and then relate the biggest trial you have been through with this story. So, perhaps you’ve got divorced, perhaps you lost your job, perhaps you didn’t get into the degree program that you wanted to get in… But all these are trials of life related to the following story.

Worry Ends when Faith Begins

Worry Ends When Faith Begins

Pour your heart out. Say what you want. Ask for what you desire. Cry if you must. He is listening; you are not alone. The peace that follows is impeccable. When you are constantly praying and talking to God, your trust in Him distinctively increases. The closer you are to Him, the more you realize how dependent you are upon Him.

3 Things Bring Us Near to God

3 Things Bring Us Nearer to God

Turning towards Lord can be to ask His Help or to worship Him. Either way we get near to Him. Earnest servants voluntarily worship Him a lot. Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) was born in a polytheistic society, but he was on a true quest for God…

Tired of Life? 7 Practical Tips to Lift You Up

Tired of Life? 7 Practical Tips to Lift You Up

Your tiredness or depression might be because of something you missed out on or did not acquire or achieve. Maybe your doom was in that thing and if you had gotten it, you would have been in loss in both this world and the Hereafter. So accept the decree of Allah and seek His Help.

Why Difficult Times?

Why Difficult Times? (7 Verses Tell the Answer)

Going through difficult times such as the ones we are going through as Muslims nowadays, it is quite comforting to read Allah’s promise in the Qur’an {Indeed with the difficulty there is an ease. Indeed with the difficulty there is an ease.} (Al-Inshirah 5-6) However a thought that comes to everyone’s mind is, Why do …

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