Islam is a holistic religion; it requires us to pay attention to our spiritual, physical and mental health. Therefore acquire habits that keep you healthy and add to your Islamic character. Getting enough sleep at night allows you to rise early to pray...
It can be confusing for a new convert to Islam to perform Hajj. Traveling to Saudi Arabia and, most likely, not being able to speak the Arabic language is the first stumbling block. However, don’t let this hold you back. Allah judges each soul by its intention...
Preparing for hajj we must have the right mentality, otherwise we would find it very difficult to cope. Take one thing at a time, have the intention to please God in the best way possible, and go with an open mind. Take Hajj as a journey.
The Prophet was indeed the most kind and caring of superior authority figures, unlike any “boss” you will find in the modern world! He never even reprimanded those who worked for his service if they forgot to do something, or did something that he did not like, despite their being young minors/children.
Hajj is a unique occasion when God is specially merciful to His servants. He answers the prayers of all those who undertake the pilgrimage with sincere faith. The pilgrims should rely wholeheartedly on God's forgiveness and mercy and pray to Him with sincerity and devotion.
Nourdeen Wildeman is a Dutch convert. He converted to Islam "officially" on December 9, 2007. Despite his recent conversion, he managed to launch his ongoing project "Find the Mosque that Fits You Best."
Another aspect of God’s wisdom at this time was His plans for the disbelievers. He groups together all the enemies of Islam and tells us that He will punish the hypocrites, both men and women, and the idolaters, both men and women, and all those who had an evil thought about Him.
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.
These overwhelming reactions often result in tears and feelings of liberation, as if the soul has been unburdened and set free. Those who have not experienced this emotional release have trouble understanding the deep response felt by those who repeat the Shahadah...
Jannatul Baqi (Garden of Heaven) is the main cemetery of Madinah. Buried here are family members of the Prophet Muhammad, around ten thousand of his companions (Sahabah) and many prominent, pious personalities.
There is a beautiful story in the Quran about Moses and a wise man called Al-Khidr. Who was this man? What is special in him to be sent to teach one of the best five Prophets? And what’s the wisdom behind meeting Moses?