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Why Difficult Times?

Why Difficult Times? (7 Verses Tell the Answer)

Going through difficult times such as the ones we are going through as Muslims nowadays, it is quite comforting to read Allah’s promise in the Qur’an {Indeed with the difficulty there is an ease. Indeed with the difficulty there is an ease.} (Al-Inshirah 5-6) However a thought that comes to everyone’s mind is, Why do …

Patience and Thankfulness on the Path to Allah

Patience and Thankfulness on the Path to Allah

Patience and thankfulness are actually two sides of the same coin. Ibn Al Qayim states that patience makes up one half of iman (faith), while thankfulness makes up the other half. He cites several reasons for this, among which are…

Dawah Challenges

4 Personal Challenges That May Hinder Your Dawah Effort

Since the focus of the Dawah is helping others and calling them to Allah, the da`iyah often forgets himself. It is important to remember the obvious truth: the da`iyah himself is a human facing the same problems everyone else faces and needs help and guidance as everyone else does.

Learning Patience as a Convert (Poem)

Learning Patience as a Convert (Poem)

Sabr صَبْرٌ, the first Arabic word I encountered. I didn’t understand it in the beginning, So that’s when my research had started, Initially, I learned patience is it’s meaning.

Patience With Tests & The Journey to Allah

Patience With Tests on The Journey to Allah

This step of the journey means that you learn patience. All the Prophets had gone through trials so that they learn patience. The word that Prophet Jacob mentioned in chapter Yusuf, “a beautiful patience”.

Why You Should Embrace Ramadan Discomfort

Why You Should Embrace Ramadan Discomfort

Ramadan discomfort is inevitable but it is blissful and fruitful. Think of some of the most rewarding moments you’ve ever been a part of – maybe academic, maybe professional, or even personal – and you’ll probably find that those moments arrived at the end of a long journey of work. Fasting is tough. Praying is …

FAST Reminders: Are You Suffering from Coffee Withdrawal?

FAST Reminders: Are You Suffering from Coffee Withdrawal?

Ramadan is a time for us to begin looking at our attachments, even with the things that are permissible. One of the lessons of Ramadan that we leave things that are Halal for us in usual times for the sake of Allah only. If we can abandon the halal for Allah, then definitely we can …

5 Stories in the Quran Will Boost Your Patience

These 5 Stories in the Quran Will Boost Your Patience

Since having patience is something so important and necessary for each one of us, it’s not surprising that Allah has given us wonderful examples of patience in the Quran, patience displayed by the heroes of Islam throughout different ages and times…

Understanding Tests - Why, When, and How?

Understanding Tests - Why, When, and How?

The things which seem like a trial to me may not even bother you a bit, and vice versa. Therefore we must not look at someone depressed over something that seems trivial to us and say, ‘Look what a weak person s/he is!’ It may be just that his/her strengths are different than yours.



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