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.
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 ...
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. [...]
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 ...
"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 ...
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. [...]
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 ...
I have not the slightest doubt in my mind that God Almighty will bring people to our work – Insha-Allah.
That is, if that happens to be his wish and his will. And if that is what he wants to ...
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 ...
Without Allah’s help nothing can be done. Without Allah’s protection no one is safe.
And without Allah giving it, no one gets anything.
And without Allah making it happen, nothing ever happens. Not one thing.
This should help put in context the various ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
“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 – ...
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, ...
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Right and Wrong: Halaal and Haraam
Fear and Love ...
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 ...
“In this age of the Internet, we all understand the meaning of “Connectivity.”
Islam gave the world that concept, 1400 years ago, and drilled Muslims into practicing it, by requiring them to attend Congregational Prayers in neighbourhood mosques no less than ...
“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 – ...
Honoring Your Guest
Validate Your Feelings before Acting on Them
Prayers in the Regular Sense of that Word
But Salaat Is Way, Way More than Prayers
Salaat: This Is How You Do It!
Then Come the Personal ...
“When it comes to God, we are only limited by what we ask, not by what we receive, or what God can give.” (Dr. Pasha)
I ask not if you are Muslim or non-Muslim. Nor do I ask if you are man, woman or child. Nor do I wish to inquire from what nationality, race, region or ethnicity you are. And I have no desire ...
“Here is what I say to the tourists of the world. To those with wanderlust in their hearts. And to all those in search of the wonders and thrills of this world – this is what I have to say ...
“For those who work for Allah, their work is their rest. At the end of a long march through the desert, Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, said to Bilal, his beloved companion and personal assistant: “Now let us have some ...
“Muslims are constantly in the habit of asking God to help them with this, that and the other.
And that is as it should be.
For, without God’s help and guidance and without his command and will nothing happens, nothing ever gets ...
"We are all weak, mortal – helpless. And we all need help.
Without help, from all kinds of sources, human life on earth is inconceivable.
We are often the sum total of the help given to us, or not given to us, ...