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Beware of the Powerful Enemy Inside You

Beware of the Powerful Enemy Inside You

Ibn al Qyyim said: “Nafs is a mountain in your way to Allah. Imagine you are traveling to Allah and there is only one way to Allah. In the way, there is a huge mountain. That mountain is your nafs. If you want to continue traveling to Allah, you must climb…

Our 5 Favorite Things About the Holy Month of Rajab

Our 5 Favorite Things About the Holy Month of Rajab

One of the four sacred months on the Islamic calendar, the days of Rajab offer an abundance of blessings and perfect time for reflection. Here are our five very favorite things about the month of Rajab. The letters Raa-jeem-baa form a root which indicates supporting and strengthening something with another thing. It was called Rajab …

10 Ways to Win Against Your Nafs

10 Ways to Win Against Your Nafs

How often are you faced with desires from within and temptations all around? Those desires that push you to seek fun in every possible way – permissible or otherwise. It drives you to compete with your peers just to pass time and maintain the status quo…

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What Are the Dangers of an Inflated Ego for a Muslim?

Short answer:A prideful heart and inflated ego convince a Muslim that their good fortune is merely a result of their hard work, not the divine providence of God. This creates a disease in the heart of believing oneself to be self-sufficient, not dependent on Allah. SalamDear Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting …

How to Start the Journey Back to Allah?

How to Start the Journey Back to Allah?

Just as a traveler tries not to overburden himself with unnecessary baggage, so too should the Muslim not be carrying too much of this world in his or her heart. That is, the Muslim should take from this world that which suffices him or her, and not be preoccupied by the thirst for more.

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What's The Difference Between Ego and Waswasa?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani from SeekersHub addresses this question in the video below. Transcript: Moderator: “What is the difference between waswasa[satanic whispers in one’s heart/mind] and ego?” Sh. Faraz Rabbani: “Waswasa is misgivings. Waswasa is internal whisperings… whether those whisperings come from the Shaytan [Satan] …

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What Is The Concept of The Soul in Religion & Science?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja:Dr. Shabir, welcome back. So, the question is about the concept of the soul in various religions and science. It’s a two-part question. What is the concept of soul according to various …

How Do The Self, Soul, and Personality Differ? - About Islam

How Do The Self, Soul, and Personality Differ?

Asalamu Alaikum Dawood, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. It is important to distinguish betweennafs(self) andruuh(soul). Some authors have interchanged between both freely. Ruuh, strictly speaking, should be translated as soul. This is whilenafsshould be reserved for self, person, personality or even ego. Personal identity includes the three dimensions of the psyche …

Aspect of Spiritual Ramadan and Fasting - About Islam

Aspect of Spiritual Ramadan and Fasting

Fasting in Ramadan is like representing angelic state for human beings. By abandoning the needs of body such as food and drink they act like angels. Instead of following the lusts of carnal self, Believers dedicate themselves to worship in Ramadan.

Our Mandate to Know Ourselves

Our Mandate to Know Ourselves

The purpose of our religious practices is to worship Allah Almighty. Thereby, they are also to the benefit of ourselves – now and in the Hereafter. This applies to all our practices, whether these practices are obligatory, such as our five daily prayers, giving of Zakah, or fasting during Ramadan, or whether they are voluntary, …



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