We have become so insecure of our Muslim values and teachings, that often, when dealing with non Muslims, we are eager to find a common denominator to coax them to relate to us. Unfortunately, many of us look for the lowest common denominator which does not symbolize anything of Islam. There are many Muslims who… Continue reading Lowering our standards.
Patience. To me is the key in everything that I do. Since I wake up in the morning, when I left home and everything in between untill I am back home. If I encounter a situation that makes me lose my temper, I ask/tell myself 'in situation like this how would our Prophet(PBUH) would have… Continue reading Patience
Musa AS and Harun AS were the agents of change, and the countdown to the destruction of Pharaoh’s empire had begun, starting with the mass conversion of the magicians. There was another shocking conversion, by Pharaoh’s own queen, Asiah AS. Allah had instilled love in her heart for Musa AS from the time he was… Continue reading Prophet Musa [Moses] (AS) Pt 4
THE DA’WAH OF MUSA AS Musa AS carried with him two commands for Pharaoh. The first was an invitation to Allah and the second was to release Bani Israel from all the torture and oppression imposed on them by Pharaoh’s regime. Proof was going to be required in this confrontation, and Musa AS was already… Continue reading Prophet Musa [Moses] (AS) Pt 3
As a child, and even into my adulthood, I was brought up to believe that all one needs to do to enter Paradise is to become a Muslim. This meant, from an academic understanding, to accept a certain belief system (the Islamic pillars of faith, such as the belief in God and His scriptures); solemnized… Continue reading ISLAM IS FROM THE INSIDE OUT,NOT THE OUTSIDE IN
A NEW LIFE Having killed a man, and knowing that the Pharaoh and his men were hot on his heels, Musa AS escaped Egypt. He did not know exactly where to head, for he had never stepped outside of Egypt before. Nevertheless, he went towards Madyan, and said that “I hope that my Lord will… Continue reading Prophet Musa [Moses] (AS) Pt 2
The Society of Lut AS Prophet Lut (Lot) AS was the nephew of Ibrahim AS. After parting ways with Ibrahim AS, Sarah and Hajr, he went to the city of Sodom. It was from here that homosexuality originated, for no one on earth had indulged in this act previously. We see from the first few… Continue reading Prophet Lut (AS)