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Spiritual Significance of Divine Oaths in the Holy Quran
Kazi Wadud Nawaz, New Age Islam
Spiritual Significance of Divine Oaths in the Holy Quran
Kazi Wadud Nawaz, New Age Islam

Qur’anic Oaths irrespective of the objects swearing upon, is an earnest and blissful divine endeavour to spell out any shred of doubt and confusion in human mind   regarding  unseen realities like Day of Judgment, Angels, Heaven and Hell, Reward for the virtuous and punishment for evil doers. The objects of Divine oath collectively constitute the Regulating instruments of Divine governance....

 
Reflections on Prayer
Waris Mazhari
Reflections on Prayer
Waris Mazhari

Regular prayer helps us develop duty-consciousness as well as punctuality. It also helps us to be time-consciousness and to use our time in a proper manner. The Muslim form of prayer also has great physical benefits. It helps us become more particular about the cleanliness of our clothes, while the various postures in this form of prayer also provide our body with physical exercise. Performing ablutions before prayers removes accumulated physical dirt and provides freshness….

In another narration by Ibn Abbas, the Holy Prophet fasted on the day of Ashura and ordered the people to fast on it. The people said: “O Messenger of Allah, it is a day that the Jews and Christians honour.” The Prophet said: “When the following year comes, Allah willing, we shall fast on the ninth.” The death of the Prophet came before the following year.....

 

We commonly think of illness as dreadful, something to complain about, but there’s a very different way of understanding it, as reflected in a saying attributed to Prophet Muhammad that Shabnam shared with me: Nothing befalls a believer, a [prick of a] thorn or more than that, but God will raise him one degree in status thereby, or erase a bad deed....  

 
Seven Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW to Live a Happier Life
Sheima Salam Sumer
Seven Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW to Live a Happier Life
Sheima Salam Sumer

Every night, think of at least 3 things that you are feeling grateful to Allah for. It could be things specific to that day or general things, but it should be GENUINE. One thing that I am always grateful for is the health of my children. It could be anything that YOU really FEEL. Gratitude is an incredible way to feel connected with Allah because you KNOW that He gave you those things. Remember, all help is from Allah. Every good thing you have is from Allah....

 

Working for peace among people is a great deed that is better than charity, fasting and prayer. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:  “Do you know what is better than charity and fasting and prayer? It is keeping peace and good relations between people, as quarrels and bad feelings destroy mankind.”...

Blessed Are the Peace Makers
Rashid Samnakay, New Age Islam

Notwithstanding the political agendas and regional strategies of the warring factions in the Middle East, the majority Muslim region, claiming to follow “Islam”, are not only committing genocide in its name and the Book Quran whence Islam takes its Arabic name; but filing up the refugee camps all over the world with human misery. These wars of brethren on brethren - Muslims on Muslims; alleged to be for no other reason than that the warring parties are, they insist, factions of one and the same religion Islam. Although, it vehemently excises from its fold all forms of schisms and sectarian divisions among its followers; as given in 6-159 of the Book....

The participants — mostly American-born converts to Islam — squeezed their eyes shut; some gently swayed, letting themselves be carried away by the rhythmic mantras. The pace of the chants quickened, one man stamped his feet, another wept silently, and after 30 minutes the beloveds were captivated and perspiring. Sufis call this practice Zikr and see it as a way of connecting with God and elevating themselves through communal meditation. Worshipers frequently lose themselves in a spinning frenzy, as with the well-known whirling dervishes....

In the Hadith, “Al-Birr is good behaviour.” (Muslim) In the Musnad, from Jabir, Marfu narration states, “They said: ‘What makes Haj Mabrur, O Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him)?’ He said, ‘providing food to people and spreading (the greeting of) Salam’.” (Fath Al-Bari) The following will help one ensure that his or her Haj will be accepted, Insha’Allah....

 
Haj: The Ultimate Journey (Part One)
Sheikh Mokhtar Maghraqui

Haj in the Arabic language means aim, destination or purpose (Qasd). The reason is clear: Haj is the ultimate journey of loving submission (Ubudiyyah) and conscious surrender (Riq) to Allah. Its ultimate destination is your encounter with the House of Allah (Bayt Al-Allah) — the Kaaba — with both your physical body and, more importantly, your heart (Qalb)...

 
A Positive Aspect of Illness
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan for New Age Islam
A Positive Aspect of Illness
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan for New Age Islam

With regard to this Hadith, the noted Hadith scholar Ibn Hajar says that the phrase “God willing” here proves that this saying of the Prophet is not to be taken in the sense of Khaibar, or a definite statement of fact, about sickness, but is rather a Dua or supplication to God. ..

Sins of Omission
Sadia Dehlvi
Sins of Omission
Sadia Dehlvi

Sufis say the jurisprudence of speech is that one should abstain from saying something about a person that they would not like to hear about them; even if the concerned person is absent from the conversation. Backbiting is a serious sin and requires repentance from God....

 
Being Muslim in Truth and Form
Fethullah Gulen
Being Muslim in Truth and Form
Fethullah Gulen

The pure and simple voice of Anatolia, the Sufi poet Yunus Emre once said: “Being a dervish does not mean putting on the robes and cap. One dervish in the heart does not depend on the attire”.-....

 

When one reads this masterpiece, it would not even seem too far to suggest that this letter could solve the world’s problems in its turmoil today; it should resonate with any human with a conscience that is alive. It is no wonder then that Kofi Annan, secretary-general of the United Nations at the time, referenced it in a statement on the fiftieth anniversary of the declaration of Human Rights. The beauty of this letter is in the fact that it is universal, timeless and can be applied in any walk of life, whether you are in a position of leadership or not....

 
Reform Yourself Instead of Confronting Others
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan
Reform Yourself Instead of Confronting Others
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan for New Age Islam

When everything that happens is from God, then, undoubtedly, whatever Muslims are facing is also from God. This is why the only way to respond to this situation is for Muslims to turn to God. ..

 
Mystic Mantra: Learn To Forgive
Sadia Dehlvi
Mystic Mantra: Learn To Forgive
Sadia Dehlvi

Both the words, Rahman and Rahim, come from the Arabic root verb Rahm that means womb. Prophet Muhammad often said that God’s mercy was akin to the love and compassion that a mother has for her child. Allah endowed women with his primary attribute of mercy.

The holy month of Ramazan seems a good time to contemplate the creation of human beings and their rather haughty behaviour. We are all witness to how the majority of our countrymen – including most of the leaders – totally ignore the spirit of the divine edicts. It is almost like the Quran and Hadees seem no more than the Arabian Nights or Tilism Hoshruba to them...

So how can you know the self? Well, the first step has to be self-analysis and reflection – for the Prophet has compared reflection (Tadabbur and Tafakkur) to being greater than years of prayer. The idea perhaps being that prayer without true presence of the heart and soul is of little benefit compared to one who has taken time to analyse life and God outside of prayer....

 

Many Muslims observe the daily prayers more as an “’āda (habit) than “’Ibada (worship)” or because it is part of their social environment. In this case, praying means little or no engagement with the essence of the prayer, which is remembering Allah, so this kind of observance is not what the Qur’an and Sunna call for....

 

Non-Muslim minorities are at peace under his rule. Justice is served irrespective of faith, status or personal affiliation. He lifts the status of a woman from the one who was buried alive at birth to a guarantee to get best rewards, may it be through serving and obeying one's mother, taking care of a wife or raising a daughter with love. ....

 

... when people see corruption but do not try to change it, and when they see a wrong-doer commit wrong but do not prevent him from doing so, it is not unlikely that God’s chastisement will seize them all. By God, it is incumbent upon you that you bid what is good and forbid what is evil or else God will grant power over you to those who are the worst among you. They will greatly chastise you and then, when your righteous ones pray to God, their prayers will not be answered.....

 
The Quran Leads towards Salvation
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan
The Quran Leads towards Salvation
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

Likewise the true message of the Quran cannot be understood if it is viewed from the subjective angle of one’s own special interest. The fact is that the Quran is essentially a book of divine guidance, showing us the way to eternal salvation....

 

Observing Ramadan is principally an exercise in spiritual self-purification. A fasting Muslim is required not just to deny himself food, drinks, and sexual intercourse from dawn to dusk but is also expected to practice patience and selflessness....

This is why Prophets and other holy men have gone into seclusion for a time and lived on the bare essentials to develop their spiritual powers. Ramadan for Muslims is the same kind of spiritual training designed to heighten the spiritual senses. This is further enhanced by the focus on the recitation and understanding of the Holy Quran...

 

It is narrated by Aisha that, during this time, The Prophet was hurt and that his sorrow was deep. Tariq Ramadan says this time was, “an initiation shaping the Messenger’s spiritual quest.”[2] One can only imagine the torment that went through The Prophet’s mind during this time. In the end, The Prophet never lost faith and was on a cycle of refocusing, reflecting, and recommitting himself....

 


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