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Don't Assume Good Deeds Will Be Enough For You

Many people assume that because they do good deeds it will be enough for them to be successful. We have to understand we have to do more than good deeds. 5 Tips for Turning Good Deeds into Lifelong Habits

Fiqh of Heart: Going Beyond the Physical Aspect of Islam

Fiqh of Heart: Going Beyond the Physical Aspect of Islam

When we talk about the teachings of Islam, we are inclined to focus on one aspect, that is, the apparent practical side, and ignore the other, equally or even more important, spiritual and ethical aspect. That is why most of the questions addressed to scholars are related to the body movements and physical aspects: where …

Rajab Is Here... Season of Goodness Starts

Rajab Is Around... Season of Goodness Starts

Every year, when the month of Rajab arrives, I recall the supplication: “O Allah, bless us in the months of Rajab and Sha`ban and take us to Ramadan.”[1] It is high time for everyone to re-think and assess his or her readiness for the blessings of Allah in these blessed months, Rajab, Sha`ban, and Ramadan. …

Some Sixty Branches of Faith: Which One is the Best?! (Part 2/2)

So Many Good Deeds... How to Prioritize?

Editor’s note: How to tell if one deed is better and more rewarding than another? Dr. Wael Hamza discusses in this series a number of criteria that helps finding the answer.  In part 1 he highlighted the importance of  the heart actions and the essence of deeds. This part explores 5 more criteria to determine which …

Huge Reward for Small Acts: Why?

Huge Reward for Small Acts: Why?

A good number of the Prophet’s hadiths promise huge rewards for seemingly small acts of worship. For example, in one hadith the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) tells us that reciting surat Al-Ikhlas is equal to reciting one third of the Qur’an. So, you can earn the reward of reciting the whole Qur’an in just …

Those Who Are Best in Deeds

Those Who Are Best in Deeds

The manner in which God extols the value of work exposes the foolishness of two tendencies that are far removed from the truth. The first of these tendencies is to perform works without guidance or insight, deeds carried out in disregard of both Islamic and natural causes.

Beware Of Losing Your Good Deeds!

If you are doing good deeds, it is so easy to lose them. If you make wudu but waste water, or you give charity to the poor but humiliate them, or are kind to people but bad to your family, it is a sure way of losing your good deeds!

60+ Branches of Faith: How to Prioritize (Part 1)

60+ Branches of Faith: How to Prioritize

As narrated by Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him), the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said about faith, “Iman (faith) is some seventy (or some sixty) branches, the highest of which is (to testify that) there is no god but Allah, and the lowest is removing (any source of) harm from the road. …

10 Easy Acts For Attaining the Highest Ranks in Paradise

10 Easy Acts For Attaining the Highest Ranks in Paradise

Allah loves those who are good to His creation. We are instructed to integrate kindness in our everyday dealings with the people around us and to act justly towards them. Kindness comes in all shapes and forms, be it helping out your neighbor, doing a favor…



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