Abû Bakr Al-Siddîq was the first caliph (ruler) of the Muslims after the death of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). Before Abu Bakar’s death when Umar was selected as the next ruler, Abu Bakar called Umar and gave him the following advice. He said:
Fear Allah o ‘Umar, and know that Allah has deeds to be done for Him in the day which He will not accept if done at night, and He has deeds to be done for Him at night which He will not accept if done during the day. He will not…
All of us want happiness. Amidst the busyness and daily stresses of our lives, we strive to find happiness, peace, and calm. But sometimes it can be difficult to find. However, it’s there. We just need to look more closely.
It’s not that difficult considering that Allah has told us of numerous ways to be happy. First, let’s start our day with Allah’s remembrance. Ensure that you have offered your obligatory prayers. Read a few azkars (e.g. reciting Allah’s praises and asking for His forgiveness). Pick up the Quran and recite a few verses with full devotion. Send salams and…
Islam is against all forms of racism, bigotry, and injustice. We learn this both from the words of Allah mentioned in the Quran and in the messages of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). The following are some of those messages.
Allah has granted us life and we all have a duty to protect ourselves from harm in a manner that Allah has commanded us.
We also have a duty to do what we can to protect those who we are responsible for from our families, friends, and neighbors.
Wherever and whenever possible, we ought to advise others too about making the right choices to help them help themselves.
But the most important thing we can do is to pray and make a Dua (supplication) for ourselves and for everyone else.
By this we mean, we must take the time (minutes…
Madain Saleh (translated as Cities of [Prophet] Saleh and also known as cities of Al-Hijr in the Quran) is a collection of small sites located in North Western Saudi-Arabia near the town of Al-Ula. These sites were inhabited by the Nabataean civilization and the people of Thamud around 6 BC to 4 AD. Due to its historical significance and the magnificence of large tombs and structures that mark this area, the United Nations placed Madain Saleh on its World’s Heritage Sites list.
Al-Ula is a remote and sparsely populated town located about 400 kilometers north of the city of Al-Madinah…
On March 15th, 2019 a gunman walked into a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand (NZ) during the Friday prayers session and killed 50 Muslim worshippers in an act of cold blood. A lot changed that day and more is expected to change. In the following, I list seven ways in which things may change in the next few days, months, and years.
This Quranic verse tells us about the numerous virtues of asking Allah for forgiveness. Most of us commit numerous sins either knowingly or unknowingly and we have no idea how it may be impacting our lives. As we learn from this verse, let’s get into the habit of asking Allah for His forgiveness repeatedly as it may help to undo the damage that sins impart on our lives.
Here are some Du’as from the Quran on forgiveness:
Islamic Wisdom from Quran, Sunnah, and Hadith