Thus, proper Dhikr is that in which the whole person is involved: body, mind, heart and soul. And in which the whole society with all its institutions is involved - family-wise, economically, politically, socially, culturally, educationally, militarily and otherwise.
In the life of a Muslim, or any human being for that matter, there is perhaps nothing more important than prayers: Asking Allah for things.
In Islam, it is called Du’a. And it is perhaps life’s most critical function. [...]
"The important thing in life is not always just to think logically and act rationally. Sometimes, it is important also to aim high and dream big.
Humans need to learn to pour out all their heart's desires, and all their mind's ...
People Need People
Human beings cannot do everything by themselves. They need help and advice from other human beings.
They need reminders about what is good and beneficial for them. Thus all the time in their life, people need people.
Islam, therefore, is ...
Call it a Wird, or call it a Wazweefah.
Basically, it is an Aayat – a passage – of the Qur'an. And that is reason enough to make it the most monumental thing in the entire universe. [...]
For a world that doesn’t seem to know even how to ask its own maker and master for what it wants and needs, here is a prayer taken directly out of the pages of the Qur’an.
It is from the very ...
“Here is a very nice Du'a from a very nice Muslim:
"I should train myself to want the things that Allah wants for me, and to be able to recognize what He wants from and for me," (Kern Ranjitsingh).
"So should ...
George Bush (Jr.), former president of the United States, once said he was the decider. Well, I have news for him.
In the real world, the world in which all decisions are made and count, the only decider is Allah – ...
For all those waiting, they think, in line for Allah’s blessings, to get news of the acceptance of their Du’as from Allah, here is some good news:
Your prayers were heard when you made them! [...]
Here is a simple fact: No one does it like the Muslims.
Don't believe me? Go, check it out.
I mean making Du'a the way the Muslims do. That is, asking God for help and for what one wants and needs.
How can ...
Muslims, whenever they are making Du’a – asking Allah for help and for what they want and need – must, as much as possible, include in the list of the beneficiaries of their Du’a the following categories:
All Muslim men and ...
The Qur’an is all things good: from physical to spiritual to psychological to financial to economic to political to everything else.
The Qur’an is the word of Almighty Allah and declares itself to be a cure for all that may ail ...
Physically, human beings are tied together by a common drop of Adam's blood. But the psychological and spiritual bonds of faith tie them tighter together.
Du'a -- praying for each other -- is a rope that God dropped from heaven to ...
Last night, July 15-16, 2016. There was an attempted coup d'é·tat in Turkey.
Thank God Almighty that evil and wicked coup appears to have failed, leaving behind, at the time of writing, a debris of nearly 1000 dead and 2000 wounded.
Everyone, everywhere, I am ...
The greatest wealth a human being can have is the belief that there is no God but Allah.
And that Allah is in control of his world -- and of our life on earth, every single one of us, all the ...
I don't know how to say this. It is the most simple thing to say. But a most profound and powerful thing in relation to real life.
According to Hadith Sharif, there is no better or more powerful Du'a -- I ...
Words fail me when I see the silent mosques. It seems somehow wrong telling the owner of this world how to run his house. But shouldn't there be at least one place on earth, where people -- Hindus, Muslims, Jews, others -- ...
Life is about ongoing conversation – and interaction – with God Almighty. And it does not matter whether you are Muslim or non-Muslim, believer or nonbeliever.
The most formal and mostly one-way communication from God to his creation is Wahy. This ...
"For all those waiting, they think, in line for Allah's blessings, to get acceptance of their Du'as from Allah, here is some good news:
Your prayers were heard when you made them.
Ujeebu da'watad-daa'i idhaa d'aanee!
Decisions were made before you were born.
Standing in ...
Rasulullah, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, tells us that Du’a that is made after reading the Qur’an is accepted.
“Many Muslims hide in Islam from Islam. They would rather sit in mosques and roll the rosary, which is not what Islam wants them to do all the time, than be out on the streets helping or educating people, which ...
“The Lab to a Muslim Is Mosque! So also, to a Muslim, a school, a college or a university is also a place of worship. So, time spent in a lab or in a classroom is time spent with Allah. ...
Presenting Islam to Non-Muslims.
An Open House Campaign.
Muslims: A People with a Mission.
An Open House for Your Mosque.
Islam: A System of Neighborly Relations.
Neighborliness: A Concept that goes beyond Individuals.
Benefits of An Open House.
The Jum'ah Khutbah: Its nature and uses.
A Culture ...
So, let us start a collective process of rethinking and analysis and let us see if we can, at the end of the day, emerge with a solution to this most egregious social problem - the curse of crime in ...
Good Guys vs. Bad Guys in Halifax
Litmus Test of Islam in 21st Century England
When Bradford Burned
Oldham Riots and the First Islamic Community Clean Up
Halifax: A Simmering Social Cauldron
Some Reasons Why I am Not in the Business of Kafirizing Muslims
Do Prayers Work?
Do Medicines Work?
Prayers Work, But it Depends!
What it Takes for Prayers to Work
The Curse of Alcohol
Sincerity and Surrender
A Divine Time Scale
The One Prayer that Never Fails
To Pray also Is to Act
Right and Wrong: Halaal and Haraam
Fear and Love ...
Counting Allah's Blessings: A Serious Muslim Problem
Jum'ah Khutbah: What a Blessing from Allah
The Muslim Story
Jum'ah Khutbah in Muslim Hands: Riding a Gift Horse to Ruin
Alienating the Muslim Youth
Jum'ah Khutbah: Some Important Pointers
Keep it Simple!
Recite these Prayers as often as you can, or at least AM-PM - morning and evening (after Fajr and after Maghrib prayers) - and Allah will bless and protect you. But make sure you do so with utmost belief, faith, ...
“To many Muslims today, Islam seems to be all about fasting and praying. And then, for those who can afford it, it seems to be about running off to do as many extra Hajj as possible. The social conditions – ...