The adoption by Europe of Islamic techniques is reflected by the many words of Arabic derivation that have passed into the vocabularies of European languages. In English these words have often, but not always, entered the language from Italian or Spanish. To cite but a few examples: in textiles–muslin, sarsanet, damask, taffeta...
Every moment of work should constitute good worship for the sake of God, so it’s not healthy if we go through the motions just for worldly gains and remain disappointed about our accomplishments in the process.
Ibn Khaldun said in clear-cut sentences that he has explored an independent science that no one of his ancestors had talked about. He says: “Such is the purpose of this first book of our work. (The subject) is in a way an independent science. (This science) has its own peculiar object- that is, human civilization and social organization.
Choice of words, moderation in appreciation, and giving credit where it is due - these characteristics form the basis of the attitude, actions and words of a God-fearing Muslim wife, who is grateful to her husband no matter who he is, based on her focus of the unique qualities he possesses.
There are some well-meaning individuals who put God to test by wishing to see a miracle from Him in order to fully believe that He is there and cares for them. Such persons do believe in God but have no personal relationship with Him.
Man’s initial impression of amazement with regard to the awesome sights in the universe, as a result of Allah’s supreme artistry, followed by his in-depth study of what is viable thereof, is meant to lead man to an unwavering spiritual awakening, thus prompting all his spiritual and mental faculties...
How such a promise from Almighty God would be fulfilled to the oppressed, brutalized Muslims in Makkah was impossible to imagine at the time it was made. It was fulfilled, nevertheless. Indeed, God made Muslims secure and gave them political sway in a matter of years.
What we need to understand is who God is, who Allah is. How everything declares His perfection. How He is The First and The Last. How He owns all the kingdom and dominion of all of existence...
We’ve heard that anti-Islam hate towards American Muslims is wrong because “we need them” to be part of our “eyes and ears” as if American Muslims are merely tools in defeating an enemy. But we are citizens with the same inalienable rights as anyone else – and conflating Islam with terrorism isn’t just a matter of insult.
Without God our lives do not have any ultimate meaning. If our ends are the same, in that we just pass out of existence, what meaning does that give our lives? Does it even matter if we existed at all? If the universe was never in existence what difference would it make?
Seldom does God engage humanity in attempting to prove His existence. Instead, He takes us from His existence, which is self evidently true, to His worship. One way God does this is by directing us towards His creation; encouraging us to look into creation wherein lie His signs.
Even when a problem springs from the inner depths of our being, we still must not let it bring us down. We must start afresh, take an assessment of our injuries, and bring our scattered wishes together. Then we must keep our eyes on the future instead of always looking back.