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2 Things to Remember in Your Tough Times

2 Things to Remember in Your Tough Times

This belief in the transitory nature of this life reminds us that every difficulty, every anxiety, every sorrow that we suffer from are transitory and a test and they will go away with time. But the reward will be everlasting.

Family Issues: Is Istikhara Prayer a Viable Solution?

Family Issues: Is Istikhara Prayer a Viable Solution?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Spouses should solve their problems through mutual consultation, respect, kindness, and love. 2- If they fail to solve their …

Status of Brain during Prayers: Scientific Analysis - About Islam

Status of Brain during Prayers: Scientific Analysis

Since the beginning of time, philosophers, psychologists, scientists, and many others have always questioned the presence of God. According to research done since the past few years, belief in God isn’t merely a play of the mind or belief in the unseen, it is the reality. Researchers have found a strong connection between brain activity …

6 Keys to Go Deeper with Allah

6 Keys to Go Deeper with Allah

Laura, an American new Muslim, expressed that she felt close to Allah when she accepted Islam, but explained that after a while, she felt she was just “going through the motions” and felt nothing. She felt she was a robot, and was yearning for that closeness to Allah again.

I'm Embarrassed to Pray in Public

I'm Embarrassed to Pray in Public

Back in 2012, when I was in high school, I had an opportunity to take courses at a local community college for both college and high school credit at the expense of my school district. It was called dual enrollment. I was excited to get ahead in my college career, but dual enrollment presented a …

What Happens if Muslims Missed Daily Prayer?

What Happens if Muslims Missed Daily Prayer?

If a prayer is missed, it is common practice among Muslims to make it up as soon as it is remembered or as soon as they are able to do so. This is known as Qada. For example, if one misses the noon prayer because of a work meeting that could…

Ever Thought about the Consequences of Delaying Your Prayer?

Ever Thought about the Consequences of Delaying Prayer?

The root causes behind delaying Prayer is either due to Satan’s games and tricks that he plays on the believers, or because the believers choose to follow their nafs and inner desires while being fully aware of the cost at which the choice is being made…

Prayer Is Better Than Sleep

Prayer Is Better Than Sleep

When young Muslims meet others for the first time and find out that they are Muslim, often one of the very first questions they ask each other is, “Do you pray?” It’s as if this is their touchstone to see if the person they have met is a real Muslim or not. Calling yourself Muslim …

Self- Development: Prayers As Productive Habit

Self- Development: Prayers As Productive Habit

You should aim to develop the following seven spiritually productive activities into habits so that you can hopefully continue benefiting from them throughout your life. I consider these activities as the spiritual ‘bread and butter’ of any productive Muslim. To develop them as habits is the essence of embarking on your journey towards the love …

New Muslims – How to Perfect Prayers

New Muslims - How to Perfect Prayers

The prayers are meditation; during them we work to constantly pull our hearts and minds back to the remembrance of the source and destination of life, Allah. Doing this throughout the day is like training, keeping our spirits fit and nimble; ready to face…



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