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 …
One of the fundamental components of a person’s relationship with Allah is worship. As one’s heart is filled with gratitude to one’s benefactor, one expresses indebtedness, humility, and surrender to him. This is a natural response, observed even in domestic animals and pets. They express gratitude by gesture or look, but human beings are required …
One fact of life that both Muslim youth and adults need to understand is that our worship and human weakness will constantly collide and be at odds with each other during our time on earth.
Worship in Islam trains the individual to lead a life in perfect obedience and submission to his Creator, thereby wiping out all evil from his life and enabling him to lead a life fully dedicated to the service of God.
How do we make everything for the sake of Allah? It is all about intentions. We get rewarded just for intentions. Small things can be acts of worship!
The set prayers are not just phrases to be spoken. Prayer for a Muslim involves uniting mind, soul, and body in worship; so a Muslim carrying out these prayers will perform a whole series of set movements that go with the words of the prayer.
A question asks Imam Siraj Wahhaj, what is the difference between good deeds and worship (ibadah)? Find out.
Yusef is a Mexican American. He learned about Islam through one of his managers. Seeing his manager worship Allah led him to become a Muslim.
Benefiting others with your knowledge comes with tremendous rewards. Knowledge is something that is easily passed on to another person, and from them, to another. Imagine the good deeds you rack up by sharing beneficial knowledge that gets shared for generation after generation.
Lack of confidence in the area of spirituality can be debilitating. It can stunt one’s spiritual growth and can even seriously endanger one’s Islam. Lack of trust in one’s ability to be a good worshiper of Allah – it can become a self-fulfilling prophesy.