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.
Just as a traveler tries not to overburden himself with unnecessary baggage, so too should the Muslim not be carrying too much of this world in his or her heart. That is, the Muslim should take from this world that which suffices him or her, and not be preoccupied by the thirst for more.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) taught us many duas about not only knowledge but it’s actually making sure that you stick to that knowledge that Allah gives you firmness in faith. So he taught us to say: O Allah guide me and keep me firm.
There was a woman called mashitat Fir’aun. She was a woman who was the hairdresser of Pharaoh’s daughter. She had embraced Islam in secret. And when she was combing the hair of the daughter of Pharaoh, the king, the one who said he is a god, the comb fell to the ground, and then...
Love is a source of inspiration. Spiritual and emotional attraction provides radiance and motivation. It makes people more receptive to being inspired. A woman with a vital heart and live emotional sense is receptive to inspiration and has greater intuition than a man.
We have forgotten to find the blessings from the smallest things we have in life to the biggest. Only when we faced with adversity or we lost something, then, we realized that what we had was something precious and was really a blessing from Allah, that we were able to have it. Sounds familiar, right?
People feel terrible when they think that God will not forgive them or is angry with them. It is dark and heavy feeling, and it is also one of Satan’s most useful weapons. Satan uses our despair to push us further away from God. When a person thinks that they will not be forgiven...
Tawakkul is the belief that God is over all things competent, that He is the one upon whom we should rely. Who can we trust more than God The Ever-living, The Creator, Sustainer, The All-capable? But how can we know if we truly trust God? Take the test.
Knowing that the Lord of the Heavens and the earth has a plan for you, and is there to hold you as you go through this difficulty, was among the most comforting feeling for Alisha. At first I needed to really try and make her believe that better things would be coming.
The only way to discipline the soul is by denying destructive pleasures through renouncing one's desires. These desires create barriers between the person and truth: Wealth lifted by ridding oneself of the unnecessary; prestige lifted by distancing oneself from it...
Repentance allows a Muslim to recognize his or her wrongdoings, weaknesses and the sheer magnitude of grace that Allah has bestowed upon him or her. Repenting cleans the heart and allows a believer to move on.