This article seeks to examine what light means to us in Islam. It begins by discussing An-Nur, Allah and his light.
This world is like an exam hall. This life is like an exam-period. As the examination period is short, so is the life of this world. However, the list of important tasks of a believer is not short. Along with worship like salah, sawm, zakah, hajj, a believer’s list of duties includes many other things.
Islam is the second largest religious group in the world. It entails about 1.8 billion of followers or more than 24% of the world population. Nowadays, many studies are showing that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and may become the world’s largest religious group by the second half of this century.
One of the major troublesome areas of human existence is the problem of sin or evil in the world. It is commonly believed that sin started with Adam and Eve during their life in the Garden of Eden. That event led to the Fall and has ever since branded the human race with guilt, stigma,
What will we bring back from Makkah and Madinah when we go to Hajj and Umrah? Many friends ask me such questions. In this article, I try to mention the summary of the answer I give to these friends, in sha Allah. 1. Tawhid, Iman and Yaqin Tawhid, Iman and Yaqin are the first and
Many of us have experienced a time in our life when we have fallen out with a friend or family member and have not spoken to them for a while because of things that were said. Most often these arguments last a very short time and we soon make up our differences and carry on
If you ask most young people how they feel generally and how they feel within their families, the most common answer is ‘isolated’ ‘different’ ‘lonely’. What has happened to us that we have forgotten how to communicate with our kids! Are we just too busy to really listen to them? Have we forgotten how it
Alfred Nobel is most famed for the Nobel Peace prize created in his name. But did you know that Alfred Nobel is also the inventor of dynamite? I didn’t. Apparently, one of his key motivations behind the creation of the prize was the publication of his obituary – prematurely, as he was still alive. The
Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player of his time said: “I have missed more than 9.000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions, I have been entrusted to take the game-winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that
Since the time we were children, we have learned the difference between good and bad. The formula is simple. When something good happens, we are happy. When something bad happens, we are sad. And the criterion is clear. Good is about acquiring, and we work to see results that can be weighed and measured. For
It’s never easy to stand when the storm hits… As soon as it starts raining, lightning shortly follows. Dark clouds replace the sun and all you can see are the waves of an ocean, once calm, surrounding you. No longer able to find your way, you reach out for help. You begin by calling the
Richard Dawkins said of religion: “I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.” Others think the same as Dawkins. And there are times when I meet some ‘religious’ people and almost sympathize with the Oxford academic. Too many people hide behind religion in order not to think,
How the Holy Qur'an addresses the purpose of life? How it has always presented the reminders to Mankind on how to lead a proper life.
I admit it. I’m human. And because I’m human I like to think that I’m in control, and even that I control others (“Yes, you will eat your spinach”). I fall into the habit of thinking that I will wake up in the morning and go to work, rarely remembering that I could die at
Love is in the air. Or at least that’s what advertisers want you to think this month. While it’s nice to express your love often, Valentine’s Day comes once a year to give you no choice. And for the owners of floral boutiques and chocolate shops, Feast comes in February. But even amidst such commercialized
Fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the Pillars of Islam, and thus one of the most important acts of worship. By fasting — whether during Ramadan or other times — a Muslim draws closer to his Lord by abandoning the things he enjoys, such as food, drink and sexual intercourse. This makes
This article speaks on the significance prayer and how it is a medium of connecting with the Most High.
This articles reflects on how muslims need to turn Allah always in every situation, good or bad.
This article speaks in detail about the difference prayer makes in the life of a Muslim.
Tips on the best way for observing the health of body, the integrity if organs and faculties.
This article speaks in details on how salah (prayer) contributes to the purification of a Muslim's soul and life.
This articles focuses on time management and how time should be properly implemented in a way that pleases Allah.
This article demonstrates how all Muslims should put trust in Allah and have faith in anything decreed by Him.
This article revolves around motivating every servant of Allah towards thinking of their feeling and taking positivity out of adversities always.
This article speaks in detail on how every Muslim should assess themselves and the record of good and bad deeds.
This article speaks in detail about how all Muslims should try as much as possible to be better worshippers of Allah.
Tips for living an exemplary life as a Muslim. How happiness and misery are mere products of thought
This article speaks about how Muslims should be grateful for Allah's favors by magnifying it in their actions.
This article reflects on how Muslims can find their path back to Allah.
Repentance (Tawbah ) means that one feels regret and filled with remorse for his or her sins.
Are all of life’s hardships worth enduring? The answer depends on what our goal is in living. In fact, understanding life’s purpose is a slow and absorbing process. We sense its mystery while reflecting upon our existence and humanity. Therefore, our concept of life evolves gradually throughout our lives. The purpose of our creation is
Allah commands His servants to say "Allaah is the Greatest". Though soft on the tongue, it's heavy on the scale of reward.
Whenever we are in any difficulty, the above verse inspires us to patiently persevere in our efforts and place our full hope and trust in Allah
The Qur'an reforms the character and remolds it into a new form that is loved by Allah.
The heart of one who sincerely fasts is open to the contemplation of the magnificence of the countless bounties of God
The article explains the meaning of God's will from Qur'anic viewpoint and the application of it.
I haven’t always been old you knowMany things helped me to growI had my dreams – every colour and hueI hoped that they would all come true My life is filled with events and morePerhaps some surprises are still in store Now I look around and seeSome photos; memories only to serve meIn years gone
The term teenager is a fairly recent phenomenon, created in the last hundred years or so and used primarily as a tool for marketing. As Muslims, we understand that we are children first, and after puberty we become adults.
The article addresses the importance of learning the story of companions and their commitment in the struggle to spread Islam to the world.