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Ramadan and the Ups & Downs of Faith

Ramadan and the Ups & Downs of Faith

For me, Ramadan is like a spiritual reset button. It’s an opportunity for self-evaluation and action. The extra reward for even the smallest deeds, the community feeling that comes with days of fasting and nights of worship, and special night of decree…

Ammar's Heart & Omar's Shirt: Why Faith Matters

Ammar's Heart & Omar's Shirt: Why Faith Matters

Imam Omar Suleiman recounts in this video two stories that both show how and why faith matters. Suffering horrible torture, Ammar had to speak ill of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). We follow the conversation between him and the Prophet on this incident. What about the Omar’s shirt? How does it relate to iman? …

My Logic Overcomes My Faith

My Logic Overcomes My Faith: How to Control that?

Short Answer: Of course, there are things we don’t understand, but isn’t that the case in life? We don’t understand everything. So it is with Islam. I used to ask myself the same questions you ask until, after much reading, I came to see that Islam is perfect and that it has the answer to all …

How Strong is Your Iman? Take the Test

How Strong is Your Iman? Take the Test

The great beauty of iman is that the more actions (done with sincerity) you take, the more you will build strong iman and increase in all the positive emotions that come along with it. To help you evaluate what state your iman is in, answer the following…

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 …

A Surah that Consoled the Prophet… It will Relieve You Too

A Surah that Consoled the Prophet… It Will Relieve You Too

Do you feel disconnected with Allah, feel down, feel depressed or think maybe Allah doesn’t love you anymore… feel like your du`as are not being answered? Watch this, Sheikh Tawfique Chowdury gives a beautiful Tafsir of Surah Ad-Duha and shows how Allah choose the best for us. A must watch lecture for anyone looking for …

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. …

Ibn `Atta' on Ascending Levels of Worship

Ibn `Atta' on Ascending Levels of Worship

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: Allah diversified the acts of worship for you because He knows how quickly you get bored. And He did not permit you certain acts of worship at certain times so you do not go to extremes. The objective is to perfect your prayers …

Collective Iman: An experiment and Reflections

Collective Iman: An experiment and Reflections

The term ‘Iman,’ that linguistically means “faith” or “belief,” is used in this article in its comprehensive sense. It includes belief that resides in the hearts, words uttered by the tongue, and actions that follow. It includes rituals as well as character. It is what the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) meant when …

The 2 Biggest Threats to Your Faith

The 2 Biggest Threats to Your Faith

The Prophet gave us a few things to deal with materialism. First, he taught us charity. It sounds simple enough, but if you dictate on yourself to give a certain amount of charity every time you earn, then it’s going to be routine and it’ll be already baked into anything that you’re going to receive.



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