Finding the path doesn’t mean we’ve arrived at our desired destination. It just means that we’ve now found the way there. We begin at the path by recognizing the importance of our hearts and committing ourselves to improving our actions.More
Marwa Abdalla received her B.A. in political science from Southwestern University, in Georgetown, Texas, and has completed coursework in several areas of Islamic study with the American Open University. She currently lives with her husband and two daughters in San Diego, CA, and whenever possible, she takes time to speak or write about Islam.
Like climbing a mountain, the journey to purify our hearts is not easy. Sometimes we may feel weak as we try to scale the tests and trials that we face in our lives. Sometimes we may get discouraged. But Allah has not left us in the dark.More
I remember asking myself this question as I prepared for Hajj. Unlike most trips I had taken in my life, the goal of this trip was not to attain some worldly gain or pleasure. I was going to give of my time and my energy, and to exert myself for the pleasure of Allah.More
Patience and thankfulness are actually two sides of the same coin. Ibn Al Qayim states that patience makes up one half of iman (faith), while thankfulness makes up the other half. He cites several reasons for this, among which are…More