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Can you Benefit from Materialism & Spirituality?

Can You Benefit from Materialism & Spirituality?

Click here to read Part 2 We attain to that worship by discovering through scientific inquiry the order in the book of the universe, its operative functions and relations. But we can’t interpret it any way we please. There is only one true way of looking at the world as a whole, only one truly …

6 Reasons Not to Stop Worship During Menses

6 Reasons Not to Stop Worship During Menses

Taking a “break” shouldn’t mean giving up worship altogether. We don’t view menstruation as a “curse” as some other religions do; it’s just a natural part of being a woman, and we are free to carry on being Allah’s slaves without any feeling of guilt or shame.

Practicing Islam- A Burden or Ease?

Practicing Islam: A Burden or Ease?

As a new Muslim, I did have a sense of being overwhelmed at the beginning. However, this was because I panicked and erroneously believed that I had to learn everything and all at once. Eventually, I realized that I could go at my own pace and learn…

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Umm Zakiyyah: When Love and Worship Collide

From the Journal of Renee I returned from the masjid to my college dormitory room late Saturday night, shaken and moved.  I glanced at the clock.  It was three minutes after ten. Where had the time gone? I slowly shut my eyes, hoping to digest everything better that way. I let the events of the …

How to Be Optimistic With Yourself?

7 Keys to Be Optimistic With Yourself?

Whenever we look for shortcomings, we are always good at finding other people’s shortcomings but not our own. This is not part of the optimism, why? Because when you are focusing on yourself that means that your are focusing on something you can change.

The Importance of Seeking Knowledge

Converts - Seeking Knowledge is Power

While discussing the struggles of new Muslims falling into deviant groups, Khadijah Jenkins, an American revert, stated: “The importance of gaining knowledge is to keep us from becoming prey to deviation.” New Muslims fall victim to their own ignorance…

Remembering Allah Goes Beyond Repeating His Name

Remembering Allah Goes Beyond Repeating His Name

A believer’s heart should always be filled with the remembrance of Allah. Forgetfulness and negligence are the main weaknesses of human beings. The only remedy is that the believer should develop God-consciousness and be constantly aware that Almighty Allah watches him.All acts of worship aim at drawing man closer to Allah. The Qur’an says, {Establish prayers …

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Is Zakah Due on Company Shares?

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: The shares you own in the company are part of your properties and are due to Zakah. Any charity (sadaqah) …

Attachments- Emptying the Vessel of the Heart

Attachments: Emptying the Vessel of the Heart

Until we can break these false attachments, we cannot empty the vessel of our heart. And if we do not empty that vessel, we cannot truly fill it with God. This struggle to free one’s heart from all false attachments, the struggle to empty the vessel of the heart, is the greatest struggle of earthly life.

Fiqh of Heart: Going Beyond the Physical Aspect of Islam

Fiqh of Heart: Going Beyond the Physical Aspect of Islam

When we talk about the teachings of Islam, we are inclined to focus on one aspect, that is, the apparent practical side, and ignore the other, equally or even more important, spiritual and ethical aspect. That is why most of the questions addressed to scholars are related to the body movements and physical aspects: where …



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