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Obedience towards parents has been in very clear terms made subservient, to the cause of worshipping none, but the True One Allah. Abraham, who even Allah the most merciful, refers to as a kind hearted man, was admonished, when he supplicated for his father Azar,...

 

One of the most beautiful realities of good deeds is that they give birth to more good deeds, just as sins give birth to more of their likes. Hence, the doer of good is rewarded by Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) with another opportunity of worship to open up before him. He pounces at it with enthusiasm, so He opens yet another door of worship, until his entire life becomes an alternation from one form of worship to another. If you are experiencing this, then you are enjoying another hopeful sign of Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā)’s acceptance....

Fear has many facets and it manifests itself in various formats, at various stages of man’s growth and maturity. A child ordinarily is fearsome of darkness; an adult might fear the unknown. To attain spiritual maturity it is necessary to overcome fear of such nature. However, a true believer is devoid of fear....

 

Brotherhood shuns turmoil, turbulence, strife and dissension. The religion of Islam knows no nationalism or racialism, it has no geographic delimitations, and it co-extends with Faith. Islam creates a spiritual nationality which blends together people of every nation and every race...

 The Holy Quran is replete with verses exhorting mankind to exercise patience in suffering...

 

Why can’t we thank Allah for allowing us to see what a beautiful morning he made and how pretty does the sunshine look when....

 

Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) underwent tests of Allah for forty years before Allah chose him for disseminating His illuminating Message to a people living in a world of darkness. At the beginning, the infidels treated the Prophet (Pbuh) in a most brutal manner, annoying and tormenting him in every way.....

 

‘Good’ manifests only positive attributes. The connotation, here is that any object that is of say no useful value, when given in charity, is really no charity. Charity, that is good, can be a worthy advice, a useful knowledge, a kind word; it could be money or property....

 

Mysticism seems to me to be the opposite of dreamy; it’s the pursuit of the Real. We might define the mystic as someone who senses that God is not some external authority figure separate from His/Her creation, but a Reality living within His/Her creation....

 

Salah, must exhibit our fear of Allah, in a calm manner... It should be conducted with serenity, tranquility, dignity and humility. Our hearts must tremble with the thought that we are standing before Lord, in humility, devotion and submission….

 

The Holy Prophet (PBUH) is quoted on pride; “The one who possesses half of mustard seed of Kibr in his heart shall not be granted admission to Jannah; and the one who possesses half of a mustard seed of Imân shall not enter the (Eternal) Fire.” ...

 

It forms the foundation of our religion and without it; one cannot say that they live a real life. This is due to the fact that the abode and home of Taqwa is the heart, and we are more hearts and souls than we are bodies. This becomes even clearer when we visit someone that we knew or someone that we befriended after they pass away….

 

“I am amazed at what a powerful channel I become when I am not eating or drinking,” Ameena Meer, 50, a writer based between Los Angeles and New York, wrote in an email. “My ‘sixth sense’ becomes remarkably clear.”....

 

Whilst, it is preferable to recite and understand the Holy Quran in Arabic; but if Arabic language is not understood, then it is best to recite the Book in Arabic and together read its translation in a language that is clearly understood....

 

Ramzan is considered a month of restraint when an adherent of Islam strives to foster good wishes and care for humankind and develop piety in himself. The Prophet once exclaimed, “It is not good for a man upon whom Ramzan enters and then passes, before he was purified.”...

 

However   Some Muslims are depressed due to their great amount of sins and stop worshiping, thinking that their sins are unforgivable. They forget that God Almighty is the Most Forgiving and the Most Merciful and He forgives all sins, greater or minor.  Therefore we should not be depressed....

“The institution of fasting in Islam has legitimate object of restraining the passions by abstinence for a limited and definite period, from all gratifications of senses and directing the overflow of animal spirits into a healthy channel”....

 Fast from whatever or whomever is polluting your soul. Read some Quran, do some dhikr. Study the Prophet’s life. Take a quiet stroll in a nearby park and revel in God’s creative spark. Be kind to yourself and to those around you....

 

In the Quran, lying, cheating, backbiting, eating pork, consuming alcohol are among the lesser sins, while murder, adultery, usurping rights of orphans, usury, falsely accusing others of adultery and associating partners with God are major sins....

Of course I don’t want to ‘take advantage’ of Lord’s forgiveness and continue to wrong myself. But I do realize we are all humans and that I will err. When I do, I will never lose hope in his immense mercy and His forgiveness. That’s the biggest hope out there no matter what they say!...

Acts of the imagination, then, are also acts of courage. And I believe that as we summon the will to awaken from the sleep of complacency and face what is painful and difficult, Insha Allah we will also start to perceive more of what is beautiful and true. As Maulana tells us...

And if My servants ask you [meaning Muhammad] about Me – behold, I am near; I respond to the call of him who calls, whenever he calls unto Me: let them, then, respond unto Me, and believe in Me, so that they might follow the right way....

 

Islamic civilization has an abundance of human exemplars, most of them Sufis, who have been the living embodiment of this Fitra, this innate pure nature. Each Insan al Kamil (perfected or completed human being) brings forth the beauty and depth of true humanness. Sufism is something natural and innately human. ...

I would like to argue that if radical Muslims do three things that are in accord with their being Muslims, their radical Islamic ideology will be debunked. First is that if radical Muslims would contemplate or meditate on the names and person of Allah, then they would see that their radical ideology is very much opposed to the very person and names of God....

Perhaps in my metaphorical interior garden, that’s when whatever Divine Qualities are needed for my spiritual and psychological growth spontaneously burst forth from the fertile soil I’ve been tending; flowers that were always there behind the shadows, waiting to manifest their many hues....

 


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