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Breaking Taboos: Can Muslims Practice Yoga?

Short Answer: Imam Yusuf Badat and Shaykh Ahmed Kutty… they’ve given a fatwa on yoga: if you separate the religious aspect and you just keep the spirituality and you take it as an exercise form, then … there’s no situation that yoga is Haram or it’s impermissible. …………. Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. This question of whether …

His Most Perfect Blessing Is to Give You Just Enough (Ibn Atta)

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: His most perfect blessing on you is to give you just enough, and to deprive you from what will cause you to do wrong. When you have less to be happy with, you will have less to be sad about. This stage …

5 Reasons Why the Life of the Prophet Muhammad Was Spiritual

5 Reasons Why the Life of the Prophet Muhammad Was Spiritual

There was never a time when the Prophet Muhammad asked, “Why me?” When he was put through a test in his life, he didn’t have the attitude that Allah was out to get him. He always trusted that whatever was happening was for a reason, and that the wisdom of Allah was greater than his wishes.

How the Prophet (PBUH) Beat Difficult Times

How the Prophet (PBUH) Beat Difficult Times

Difficult times are part of Allah’s laws in this universe; they are part of the tests that people go through. They are not necessarily something evil, however. A difficulty we go through, on the contrary, could be a learning experience, a reminder, purification from sins and mistakes, a test of patience and perseverance, or all …

Reliance on Allah at Odds with Self-Confidence?

Reliance on Allah at Odds with Self-Confidence?

Self-confidence is borne from the Believer’s intimate knowledge and understanding that Allah is ever ready to assist those who strive and struggle in His way. Self-confidence comes from depending upon Allah and knowing that He is there to help you, protect you and shower His mercies upon you: {So he who gives [in charity] and …

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.

Step Back, Smell the Flowers and Reflect (Spiritual Posts)

Step Back, Smell the Flowers and Reflect (Spiritual Posts)

Amidst the hustle and bustle of life it is always important to take a step back, slow down and reflect. This reflection on blessings  puts life into perspective. These reminders by our respected Imams point out that reflection and prayer are both  important and good for us. Master Reflection in Islam Once we master reflection we will be …

Backbiting: Causes and Remedy

Backbiting: Causes and Remedy

Ghiebah, or backbiting, is forbidden in the Glorious Qur’an where a person who commits it is given the similitude of a person who eats the flesh of his dead brother. It is also condemned in the Sunnah. We read in a Prophetic hadith, “Verily, your blood (i.e., life), your property, and your honor are inviolable …

Struggling to Purify Your Soul? You Need These Two Elements

Struggling to Purify Your Soul? You Need These Two Elements

As you proceed on your journey in along the path of self-purification andTazkiyah, in quest of the ultimate goal of Paradise, you will encounter difficulties and hardships. These may often seem insurmountable. Overcoming them may be made easier by a good early grasp of the prerequisites of tazkiyah. These include: Genuine Effort In order to succeed, you …

Ibn `Atta' on Ascending Levels of Worship

Ibn `Atta' on Ascending Levels of Worship

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: Allah diversified the acts of worship for you because He knows how quickly you get bored. And He did not permit you certain acts of worship at certain times so you do not go to extremes. The objective is to perfect your prayers …



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