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Is It Bad To Think About Death Often? I'm Afraid!

Short Answer: Actually, remembering death is not a bad thing. It’s essential to remember that death is a fact that will happen and can happen to any of us at any minute. It is a fact, and it’s not healthy to ignore or run away from this fact. Rather than being afraid of death, prepare for it. Understand …

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 …

Joys in Highest and Lowest Ranks of Paradise

Joys in Highest and Lowest Ranks of Paradise

This video takes us in a beautiful journey to Jannah, inciting yearning in hearts of true believers who really love and truly care about getting admitted to Paradise. Sheikh Omar Suleiman starts this short talk with a recount of a conversation between Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) an Allah, in which Prophet Musa learns …

Spiritually Gearing Up For Ramadan

Spiritually Gearing Up For Ramadan

The Month of Ramadan is like a gentle breeze that hastens to cool a sweltering summer night. However, just as quickly as it arrives, it bids farewell much too soon. Get ready to welcome Ramadan today, so that you can take full advantage of the blessed days and nights once it arrives.

6 Things Non Muslims May Not Know About Ramadan

6 Things Non Muslims May Not Know About Ramadan

Dear non-Muslim family members, coworkers, and classmates, The month of fasting for Muslims known as Ramadan is coming soon. And while your Muslim acquaintances are limbering up for the fast, you may be having a hard time wrapping your mind…

Remembrances of My First Ramadan

Remembrances of My First Ramadan

I recall being very lonely during my first Ramadan. As a new convert, I woke up for sahur (meal before fasting) and ate it alone, broke my fast alone and prayed Tarawih Prayer alone. I was a university graduate student and I lived alone…

Spiritual Readiness for Ramadan

6 Steps to Get Spiritually Ready For Ramadan

Savoring the blessings of Ramadan allows us to transit into the month with spiritual zeal and excitement rather than dawdling through “obligatory” worship without understanding fully how they benefit our faith.

The Night Journey - Sometimes It Causes Me to Tremble

The Night Journey: Sometimes it Causes Me to Tremble

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.

6 Spiritual Productivity Tips to Help You Benefit From Rajab

6 Spiritual Productivity Tips to Help You Benefit From Rajab

The month of Rajab comes at an extremely important time of the year for you. It means that Ramadan is near! While some specific acts of worship in Rajab are disputed (like specific prayers and dua, or singling out this month for visiting graves), you can do…



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