These are two main factors that shape the development of our personalities. The first is our nafs – our genetic characteristics. We were all created with our unique inborn characteristics, impulses, strengths and weaknesses. These natural desires determine our likes, dislikes, a large part of our disposition and our inbuilt strengths and weaknesses. These genetic… Continue reading Nature ~ Nurture
How dangerous a woman can be?
Imam al-Qurtubī mentions in his exhaustive work regarding what happens after death, al-Tadhkira fī Ahwāl al-Mawtā wa Umūr al-Ākhira, that the souls of Believers will meet one other in the skies. This is similar to what Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya mentions in Kitab al-Rūh about the souls of the deceased meeting one another, visiting one another,… Continue reading This happens to the soul after death.
Death is a humbling reminder of our own vulnerability, fragility and mortality. If there is any other lesson to consider, whenever we witness death we should also wonder who will be next. Could it be us? Muslims are encouraged to recite Surah Ya-seen on the eve of every Friday as a means of commemorating our… Continue reading Death
Reported by Jabir bin `Abdullah (RA): The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “The dearest and the closest of you to me on the Day of Resurrection will be those who are the best in behaviour; and the most hateful and the farthest from me on the Day of Resurrection will be the talkative and the most pretentious and… Continue reading Sacrifice
The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: Amazing is the affair of the believer, verily all of his affair is good and this is not for anybody except the believer. If something good befalls him he is grateful and that is good for him. If something harmful befalls him, he is patient and that… Continue reading The Win-Win
Humility is equivalent to submission to Allah. We should abandon all selfishness and pride in our human power, and stand humbled, meek, and submissive as servants of Allah above all else. The following verses of the holy quran has explained the act of humility as; 1.Surah Al-Furqan 25:63 - The servants of the Most Merciful… Continue reading Humility
Stinginess is despised by human beings, but more worryingly, it is hated by Allah. “Indeed, Allah does not like those who are self-deluding and boastful. Who are stingy and enjoin upon [other] people stinginess and conceal what Allah has given them of His bounty – and We have prepared for the disbelievers a humiliating punishment… Continue reading Stinginess
The key to spreading Islam is through mercy and moderation. In the early days, Islam was implemented through mercy, not by force or harshness. A wise person will not push another beyond limits, but instead will encourage him to apply Islam in reasonable portions, based on individual ability and strength of faith. By the same… Continue reading Staying Devoted
Eating in itself is not a problem. Rather, it is the addiction to habits and customs related to eating that is the issue. If this has occurred, then we need to break the cycle. From an Islamic point of view, our bodies are a trust(amanah). As the guardians of our bodies, we have the duty… Continue reading Eating habits