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Shaky Foundation

The Faith Revival: Shaky Foundations

If you want to protect your heart, you need to protect your tongue. You can not have faith settle in your heart if you can not have your tongue settle with faith. This is interesting because I remember when I was reading an article on dental hygiene…

What is Quran Al-Fajr?

For This, We Should Recite the Quran at Fajr

The recitation of the Quran, the prayer that you attended in Fajr is witnessed. The questions is, it is witnessed by who? You know, that’s an hour of the day when most of people are asleep, so even if somebody is walking or driving to the prayer nobody sees them but Allah says that’s the time that is witnessed.

5 Practical Steps to Maintain Focus in Prayer

5 Practical Steps to Maintain Focus in Prayer

The brain has roughly 86 billion brain cells and is estimated to generate 50,000 thoughts a day. A lot of noise exists in the mind before the call to prayer (adhan) is even made. The call to prayer begins with “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is greater) to help the mind cut…

Reflections on My First Ramadan

Ramadan is for me a time of “renewal” and I have been able to break away from particular traditional practices in order to find those spiritual practices that enhance my personal relationship with the divine.

Is Loving God Enough to Earn Ticket to Paradise?

“Fear rips away desires and maddens luxuries so that cherished sins become reprehensible, just as a honey lover is repelled by it when he learns that it has poison in it. This is how fear burns desires; disciplines the organs; subordinates the heart and gives it tranquility.”

8 Things New Muslims Need to Know Before Ramadan

Ramadan can be hard for those new to the concept. But armed with a little knowledge, Ramadan can be a month full of spiritual growth and awakening. Here are 8 things that I wish I knew in my first Ramadan.

Dhikr and Our Journey of Self-Actualization

By incessantly remembering and extoling Allah, man indirectly remembers himself and his weighty life purpose and mission, too, in the process effectively subduing and curbing his ego. By not forgetting Allah, man does not forget himself either.

When An Illiterate Man Was Asked to Read

No reading of the Quran is complete without reading life, and no reading of life is appropriate without reading the Quran, because the Quran is meant for life, and life, in turn, is steered and sustained by the Quran. The only solution for man, therefore, is the combination of two readings.

Man is Created to Love

The seeds of love are planted in every human being the moment they are born. As they grow, humans ought to take care of and nurture the seeds of love, allowing them to grow as well. And as humans mature physically, intellectually and spiritually, their love should correspondingly mature…

Islam’s Response to Agnosticism

Man is convinced thereby that he must and can know, and as God’s vicegerent on earth, he is meant and facilitated but to do so. It is all down to man and how much he is willing and ready to know. Such is the nature of the knowledge of the transcendent realm of existence…

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