The Intelligent and the Foolish

When assessing one's intelligence in the scope of Islam, do you know the benchmarks which have been applied by the early Muslim scholars? In this world there are those who are academically brilliant, but spiritually and in matters of his personality, are actually stunted. So what are the determining factors under Islam? The intelligent possesses… Continue reading The Intelligent and the Foolish

Love and Limits

From childhood to the moment we leave this earth, we are conditioned to think in the way of the world. A world that is characterised by limits, finite in its very nature. From the colossal star that lights our days, provides the conditions required for life and keeps us circling a steady orbit, to the… Continue reading Love and Limits

The big picture

When we look at what is happening in the world, do we realise how small our problems are in comparison to a refugee who has to sleep in the mud or freezing weather? What about those who lost their homes overnight because of a natural disaster? The persons who are told by their doctors that… Continue reading The big picture

Valuing the knowledge in a difficult enviroment

Are we ready to understand and place value on the qualities of Allah? How do we value the knowledge that we receive and the value that we place on ourselves? If we belong to Allah, Allah will elevate us in every aspect. That elevation is not earned by our beauty and bank accounts, but according… Continue reading Valuing the knowledge in a difficult enviroment

Everything was created for Us

There are many things that we are ignorant about, including our bodies and the planet we live on. Even collectively, man is severely limited in knowledge. True knowledge only lies with the Creator, and only when we seek Him can we find the answers. In one report the Creator said: “I created you mankind for… Continue reading Everything was created for Us

Guarding the tongue and actions.

Aswad ibn Asram (RA) once asked Rasulullah (SAW) for advice. Rasulullah (SAW) asked him to hold tight with his hand. If unable, then to hold his tongue. If unable, not to spread his hand and his tongue except with goodness, which in other words means to be careful of what he does and says. Narrated… Continue reading Guarding the tongue and actions.

Trial after Trial

If you are chosen by Allah, your quality will increase. It is not dependent on any external condition, family connections or situation. The moment you demonstrate consistent quality in your outlook, attitude and behaviour, Allah will open for you and show you the way. The life of Yusuf AS was filled with intense hardship. Driven… Continue reading Trial after Trial

But Ramadhan is too hard

Fasting is not intended to inflict punishment upon the believers or to saddle them with unbearable burdens. Its main aim, as we have seen from the other articles, is to subdue our lust and material desires, such that we develop God consciousness. We are taught moderation and spiritual discipline so that our beings are not… Continue reading But Ramadhan is too hard

Ramadhan- Compassion and Caring

Fasting as an institution for the purification of the soul is common to all the divine religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam). Records of various hadeeth bear testimony to the fact that fasting was a common religious practice among the pre-Islamic Arabs. For example, the Jews used to observe fast on the tenth of Muharram to… Continue reading Ramadhan- Compassion and Caring