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Keys to Enliven Your Salah, Part 1


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22nd of May 2021

Keys to Enliven Your Salah, Part 1

Have you ever felt that your performance in salah is reduced to mumbled words? Or that mindfulness and connectedness were absent during your prayer? Well, you are not alone! Many people express the same concerns and desire to experience more meaningfulness during salah to support spiritual growth. This article aims to illustrate different ways, or […]

11th of May 2021

The Most Comprehensive Verse in the Quran

Let us take this opportunity to reflect on a single verse from the Book of Allah. Allah ﷻ states in Surat An-Nahl, “Indeed, Allah orders justice and kindness and giving to relatives and forbids shameful acts and evil deeds and transgression. He admonishes you that perhaps you will be reminded” (Quran 16:90). Ibn Masood (R) […]

4th of April 2021

Let Summer Count For You, Not Against You

Every year, a discussion arises among families, friends, neighbors, and the community about the different ways to spend summer vacation. It is important for us to engage in these discussions and plan ahead so that summer time can be a time for both relaxation and productivity. It is also important for us include the month […]

10th of March 2021

Ramadan: An Investment you can’t Forgo!

We praise Allah ﷻ for bestowing upon us yet another opportunity to witness and reap the innumerable benefits of Ramadan, the month of the Quran, and al-Motahir–the purifier of sins, as our blessed Companions, may Allah be pleased with them, referred to it. These days are the best of days and these nights are the […]

4th of March 2021

What is Your Legacy?

The Islamic tradition promotes excellence and high achievements. Allah ﷻ states, “Race toward forgiveness from your Lord and a Garden whose width is like the width of the heavens and earth, prepared for those who believed in Allah and His messengers…” (Quran 57:21). Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was reported to have said, “When you ask Allah […]

26th of February 2021

More than a Contract: (1)

Understanding Marriage as a Covenant What comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘marriage’? Putting aside the cultural and traditional associations such as festivals, wedding venues, and honeymoons, the Quran goes deeper to associate marriage with a vivid, memorable image that, if honored, will undoubtedly lead to a healthy, lasting relationship. The Quranic […]

10th of February 2021

Light upon Light (part 1)

“Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. His light is like a niche in which there is a lamp, the lamp is in a crystal, and the crystal is a shining star, lit from the oil of a blessed olive tree, located neither to the east nor the west, whose oil almost […]

30th of January 2021

Ramadan – In the Footsteps of a Great Generation

Imam Malik, the Imam of one of the four schools of Islamic jurisprudence, may Allah bestow mercy upon him, would seek permission to be excused following each of his lectures which were attended by hundreds of students, to spend an hour of his time with the Companions of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ. As many […]

Fasting and Spiritual Maturity

Fasting is not starvation; it is a spiritual discipline that awakens our Fitrah, or natural disposition toward God, and keeps in check different negative traits of our human ego. Thereby, through mindful fasting, our souls can transform from a soul that has become accustomed to evil tendencies to a serene soul firmly aligned to the […]

22nd of January 2021

Fasting and the Path of Taqwa

  Rediscovering Ingredients Required for Developing Taqwa through Fasting Is there a relationship between fasting and developing piety? According to the Quran, fasting during the month of Ramadan is closely tied with taqwa, a term usually translated as ‘piety or righteousness’ and derived, linguistically, from the concept of protection. It is not difficult to connect […]