"Lord of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them - so worship Him and have patience for His worship. Do you know of any similarity to Him?" Maryam [16:65] Growing up, the importance of worshiping Allah alone and not committing shirk (associating partners with Allah in worship), was constantly emphasized. My mum … Continue reading Tawheed – a liberation from oppression
She wakes up. Delicately rises from her bed, and whispers a prayer, grateful to be alive one more day. She walks towards her bathroom and begins her morning routine. After exiting the bathroom, she walks towards her beauty shelf, and gazes with wonder at the sight of the beautiful makeup. Her limbs freeze as she … Continue reading Choosing Allah
Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasalam said: “The best month for observing fast after Ramadhan is muharram, and the best salah after the prescribed salah is salah at night” As servants of Allah, we should be always seeking ways of getting closer our Lord, and Islam … Continue reading Tahajjud: its excellence and benefits
After Prophet Musa (Moses), peace be upon him passed away, those who had witnessed the divine miracles sent to him also passed. Thus, the tales of those miracles faded into stories told by the people of old, not holding the same weight as it did when observed in person. Therefore, Allah, Exalted is He, in … Continue reading The Miracles of the Prophets: Part 2-Prophet Isa (Jesus)
There are several characteristics that are looked down upon and detested in Islam, one of the greatest being arrogance. Undoubtedly, arrogance is a sin that is hated by Allah swt, and has no place in the religion of Islam. Muslims are constantly encouraged to be humbled and modest before their Lord and with other human … Continue reading Arrogance: A hated characteristic in Islam
It’s no secret that we live in the 21st century. We now live in a demanding world where we have smartphones buzzing every couple of minutes as we run to school or to our jobs, we are extremely busy with distractions popping up every single second of our day. In today’s society, it’s extremely easy … Continue reading Salah: The Reminder of the Muslims
One of the most beautiful things legislated in Islam for Muslim women is hijab. Contrary to what many people believe, the hijab is not merely a piece of cloth that we drape over ourselves as a symbol of oppression. It is not something we wear because we are forced to by male guardians, or because … Continue reading Hijab: trends or Islam?