Allah has blessed me with many wonderful friendships throughout my life. Most have served as a comforting, healing balm that has pulled me through some of the more difficult times of my life. Others have..
Like many Muslims today, I struggle with constancy in the remembrance of my Creator. I stay mostly mindful of being His servant, often finding myself subconsciously glorifying His name.
But just as regularly..
4. Lifelong commitment
This principle deals with the question of effectiveness how can we insure that our tazkiyah efforts bear their expected fruits, help us achieve piety, and fulfill our purpose in..
Principles of Tazkiyah
As shown earlier, tazkiyah is a fundamental part of Prophet Muhammad's mission, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and his life constitutes a unique example of it. Together with his..
The modesty issue is probably the single biggest obstacle Muslim women will encounter in the hospital.
Each time Yasmine, an American-born revert to Islam, remembers giving birth to her fourth child, she..
When we're little, our parents are our heroes. We look up to them and get impressed by everything they do. We watch their every move and try to mimic them. In our rooms, we play house; we pretend that we're..
All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger, may Allaah exalt his mention as well as..
In Western countries, there is an emerging trend towards enacting laws aiming at the segregation of the two genders and defining separate places for each. This is due to the bad consequences that these..
The Prayer Has Never Been this Hard
Libraries are like studios. No sound goes unheard. No noise passes without someone looking up or, in this case, a librarian hissing and excitedly shushing the disturber..
More than a fundamental necessity for living, food is a primary source for fulfilling our spiritual essence and inner functions that every man and woman needs for a conscious and balanced being. Indeed,..
A believer lives his life being aware of two things: the first is his shortcomings, sins, and whether his good deeds are being wasted or whether he is becoming deceived due to performing good deeds and..