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How to Revive Your Prayer, Part Five

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11th of January 2019

How to Revive Your Prayer, Part Five

  Improve Your Mental Preparation   What is the part that, if missed, will turn your prayer into a series of mumbled words and machine-like movements? Definitely, it is Munajah (intimate conversation with Allah U) that I covered in the first part of this series on reviving our prayers. For this Munajah to be present […]


14th of December 2018

Marriage

            As Muslims, it is incumbent upon us to make every effort to meet each life transition we embark on with careful consideration and preparation relying first and foremost on Allah (SWT) and the guidance He has provided us in His Book and the Sunnah of our beloved Messenger, Muhammad (S). In light of what […]


The Power of Gratitude: Part1

In his magnificent, spacious palace, Harun al-Rasheed was sitting with Ibn al-Sammak, one of the most pious scholars of his time. Suddenly, Harun felt thirsty and asked one of his servants to bring him a cup of water which was immediately brought to Harun al-Rasheed. As Harun was about to drink, Ibn al-Sammak wanted to […]


11th of December 2018

The Most Comprehensive Verse in the Quran

The Most Comprehensive Verse in the Quran Brothers and Sisters, Let us take this opportunity to reflect on a single verse from the Book of Allah. He (SWT) states in Surat An-Nahal, “Indeed, Allah orders justice and kindness and giving to relatives and forbids shameful acts and evil deeds and transgression. He admonishes you that […]


Mind Your Own Business!

  “A good practicing Muslim,” is a phrase we usually hear in many Muslim circles. However, the question is what usually comes to our minds when we hear this phrase? Many people may typically visualize images of consistent prayers, fasting, charity, Quranic recitations …etc. There is no doubt that such acts are great ingredients for […]


11th of May 2018

The Blessed Journey of Your Generosity

The Blessed Journey of Your Generosity There are many windows of opportunities in this life, especially placed by Allah (SWT), to purify our souls and gain forgiveness for our sins. These opportunities are open to every single believing individual, young and old, poor and wealthy, ill and healthy, educated and illiterate, it matters not. Some […]


Maintaining the Momentum

  Brothers and Sisters, Ramadan has bid us farewell yet again. May Allah swt accept our fasting, prayers, and charitable acts. This sacred month has offered us the space to practice mindfulness and spiritual nourishment as we untangled the many thoughts, emotions, and habits that we have been distracted from attending to over the year. […]


From Arabic into Latin

  From Arabic into Latin How the Muslim Civilization Shaped the Renaissance In his speech on “Islam and the West” at Oxford University in 1993, Prince Charles observes: “If there is much misunderstanding in the West about the nature of Islam, there is also much ignorance about the debt our own culture and civilization owe […]


Fasting and Spiritual Maturity

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


When Islam Was a Model of Tolerance for Europe

              “Let the Muslim be my master in outward things rather than the Latin dominate me in matters of the spirit. For if I am subject to the Muslim, at least he will not force me to share his faith. But if I have to be under Frankish rule and united with the Roman […]