Hikmah is a gift from Allah. Does that mean you can’t seek and find it on your own? You can, because Allah already sent the gift to you. You just need to reach for it – the Quran.
Allah is constantly involved in the act of Creation, and in the act of altering the circumstances of created things. He brings things into existence from nonexistence. He enriches the poor. He gives strength to the weak. He also brings about the opposites…
Advising each other is essential for the overall betterment of groups and societies. The Qur’an mentions it as one essential quality of true believers. As Muslims we should bear in mind that while “advising” to correct someone’s mistake can be helpful and beneficial to the one being advised, it implicates walking a slippery slope since …
Someone may be highly educated, but if he is not steadfast on Allah’s Order, he is not knowledgeable, and the knowledge he has is mere ignorance. On the other hand, you may know someone who is not highly educated, but he acts upon Allah’s Order…
When we speak of the will of God, there are two aspects to it. One is the aspect of what He brings about in Creation – what He decrees in His infinite wisdom to take place. The other is what He commands of us to carry out of our own free will and what He is pleased with.
Prayer has begun and all matters relating to this world are left far behind. A calm meditative state is achieved and a connection is made. In the few minutes it takes to pray, each person stands before God in full submission. We gain peace, tranquility and numerous health benefits.
Prophet Muhammad demonstrates such a different type of leadership: from a husband caring for his family, to a teacher teaching his students, to a General leading an army.
Whoever is coerced into something to the point that he or she has no choice but to comply, then he or she is legally exempt for that action in this world and sinless for it in the Hereafter. We are taken to account for what we do of our own free choice.
It is when we never face struggles, that we should take a deeper look at ourselves. Do not be angry with Allah for any trials you encounter, because even our trials are a blessing in disguise, and showing ungratefulness can welcome his wrath.
Many young Muslims are clueless about what they should do in Ramadan. It is therefore important to have a vision, not only for the month of Ramadan but after that as well. Goals should be set and a routine that will help you achieve those goals should be followed.