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Hajj: Renewal of Self

What Quran Says About Hajj Blessings

What are the blessings of Hajj? One may describe them in great detail. But, in the Qur’an, where Allah instructs Ibrahim to invite people to come to Hajj, it is said: {So that they may witness things that are of benefit to them} (Al-Hajj 22: 28). Hence, the real blessings of Hajj can only be experienced …

Stories of Converts in Ramadan

Stories of Converts in Ramadan

It was Ramadan and the time for reward was slipping away quickly. My cohorts and I decided to seize the opportunity. We set up in the mosque to pray through the night in the last ten days of Ramadan. In the small hours of the morning, we alternately snacked…

The World of Souls – Things You May Hear For the First Time

The World of Souls - Things You May Hear For the First Time

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once told us that in this world when you actually see someone and you kind of recognize them but you don’t know where you saw them. You think, “I’ve seen you somewhere.” You can’t actually put in point where and you haven’t actually ever seen them on this earth…

Salah - The Ritual That Cleanses the Soul

Salah - The Ritual That Cleanses Your Soul

Salah is your private contact and communication with the Originator of life and the Creator of everything—Allah. He, the Exalted, has enjoined it upon you to bring you closer to Him daily.

Being Conscious of God - Awaken the Spiritual Within You

Being Conscious of God - Awaken the Spiritual Within You

It’s a matter of ongoing struggle, to engage in the process of contemplation and self-examination, continually striving to perfect our manners in our relationship with ourselves, with others, and above all, in our relationship with our Lord. This battle of our inner forces…

So Which of the Favors of Your Lord Would You Deny?

Perhaps, we do not deny the bounties, but, surely, we often tend to ignore the beauty and splendor of the simple things in life. We do not have to travel all the way to the Alps, or dive deep into the Pacific, to witness and experience the greatness of Allah.

Integration of Knowledge as a Way Forward

Integration of Knowledge as a Way Forward

Man is asked to awaken his consciousness and satiate his inherent cognitive capabilities. This is so because man is born to learn and know, just as he is born to submit to the will of his Creator and worship him. Knowledge is seen as the greatest asset, and…

Modern Stress and its Cure from the Quran

Modern Stress and its Cure from the Quran

Everything belongs to God and returns to Him. So if we don’t own a thing, why do we mourn our loss? Our destiny is predetermined. We do not have control on that part. What we have to control over is a limited free will, that is our actions, our choice to do good or bad…

4 Reasons Why Forgiveness Is Good for the Soul

4 Reasons Why Forgiveness is Good for Your Soul

One thing that really helps me in forgiving others is to remind myself of my own shortcomings, and the times that I’ve messed up by hurting others or my own self. Yet I still hope and expect that Allah will forgive me, because He is the Most Merciful.

Halal Is Clear & Haram Is Clear: Roadmap for Pure Heart

Let’s think about how important this concept is. Imagine you are a student; you are walking into the classroom and the teacher is just glaring at you. You are sitting at your desk; you are waiting for her to start talking yet she is just glaring at you.



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