Are you performing Hajj this year? The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) has a great promise for you. Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “The reward for a Hajj mabroor is nothing but Paradise” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim). Here are 13 tips …
The guardian’s role is crucial in the very early stages. He will be more able to spot subtle signs about a potential groom’s suitability, or lack of it, that might escape a new Muslimah who is unfamiliar with different cultures.
One of the first things that stuck out to me with respect to the Quran has to do with preservation of the Quran. The Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) for a period of 23 years. And so this book was passed on by the Prophet Muhammad to his followers, and it has been preserved minutely since that time to this day.
While finding new friends is difficult, it is not impossible. We need close, long-term relationships; we need to be able to confide in others; we need to belong; we need to get and give support. In fact studies reveal that if we have five or more friends with whom to discuss…
Like everyone else, I yearned for peace. I searched for it everywhere but when I was with others, usually I’d feel its absence. People often spoke of peace but didn’t practice it or even really know how to achieve and maintain it.
I imagine that I’m standing behind Muhammad (peace be upon him) and also gazing at the veil of light. And I long to have the veil lifted. I long to gaze in adoration at my Lord. But not yet. I’m still limited by my humanity, my corporeal being.
Day by day, you strive, I strive. Each fraction of a second holding onto faith to thrive. Sins, like the vastness of the sea. One by one clears out with Allah’s mercy.
It was later when the Prophet Muhammad brought his comrade away with a handful of other believers to narrate the full story of his journey. He had left out an important portion of his story. If the Quraysh had thought he was a madman with his travels…
This realization was a big relief. It was the first light to fill this black burning emptiness inside of me. I wanted to worship Allah. I understood that if I worship Allah properly, He will solve my problem. He will give me peace and contentment. Allah will fill the emptiness inside of me.
The process of conversion is only the beginning. It is the starting point of a life long journey. A journey to our wonderful Creator. A journey trying to follow in the footsteps of our beloved Prophet (may Allah shower peace and blessings upon him). It is a journey on the path of lovers of Allah. And we become one of these lovers.