When I was younger and much more naïve, I used to desire the world to become a place where all Muslims lived in an idyllic utopia; where everyone was righteous, got along well, never got angry or argued with another, and never harbored the slightest of ill will in their hearts...
As I was looking at the House of God, I remembered my home in northern California, surrounded by beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers, and green scenery. I always thought I was living in paradise on earth until I saw the Ka'bah.
Instead of worrying about not knowing how to behave, use each invitation as an opportunity to learn. Occasionally you will come across Muslims that are so excited about your new found happiness that they want you to understand everything very quickly.
If we are humble and honest with ourselves, we will see that many of the ways we judge others are a direct cause of the hardships we ourselves face. Absolutely none of us is immune to sin, and God has used our sin, time and time again, to remind us that we are not better than anyone else.
I tested myself to see if I remembered different swimming styles. Once a swimmer, always a swimmer! It was an incredible afternoon, but one of the things I found so encouraging wearing my new burkini at the beach that day, was finding numerous other burkini wearers, too.
By willingly and knowingly surrendering to Allah, you are, in fact, putting yourself in line with all of nature; that is, you are surrendering yourself to Allah and to the fact that He created you and guided you, and thus you desire to obey Him and seek His pleasure.
When I went home to visit recently, my mom gave me a prayer rug she had stored away which was given to her 30 years ago. And when I visited during Christmas, my mom went with me to a halal shop to buy some meat.
It’s not wrong to love this world, as it’s a place of enjoyment for us. However, when there is no balance, people will begin to seek out this world, like there is no Hereafter, and that is inappropriate for Muslims to vie for.
Today’s world excels in managerial and financial oversight. Self-monitoring is regarded a great personal quality that makes a person more-productive, honest, and impervious to corruption. Nothing brings about this quality in a person like the awareness that Allah is Ever-Watchful and knows everything we do...
Being a Muslim in the 21st Century and that too, in France is very challenging. You’ve got to be really strong. Despite all, hijab is my identity, my strength, and my pride. When life gets hard and destiny sends me far away from my family and my friends, my hijab gives me self-confidence...
Ramadan is like a school. It’s supposed to train us and we are supposed to emerge as graduates with the degrees to show for it, and the degrees will show not written on a piece of paper but in our actions, the way we deal with others, the patience we show in the face of hardship and difficulty.
So what I want to do today, and really the purpose of these few words, is to give you a few tips on how to make Eid very special, and not to feel as though you are the only Muslim in the world, and you don’t know anyone else and you feel very lonely, this is very important.