Guidance

Luis Lopez battled nerves as he walked to the front of the crowded prayer hall in Union City with his son. Together, they repeated word-for-word in Arabic the Shahadah, the profession of faith required to convert to Islam. “There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah,” they declared at the […]

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If we reflect on just one amazing phenomenon of desalination, an astounding sign of God, we can be wonderstruck at God’s miracles, which are scattered all across the universe! By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) was a well-known English literary critic, theologian, philosopher and poet. One of his poems is titled ‘The Rime […]

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By Zakir Zulfi This is a real incident, which I personally experienced. In a mosque in Bhopal after the zohr prayer, a man stood up in order to make an announcement. He wanted to express his condition to the congregation. However, overwhelmed by hesitation and a sense of shame, he was unable to speak. All […]

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In his famous saying, the Holy Prophet (Pbuh) says that the best of you in Islam are those who are most excellent in character. By Amin Valliani As long as we are alive in this physical world, our mind is like an open road for all kind of thought traffic. Thoughts usually pass through the […]

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By Sheima Salam Sumer Many people only focus on the fear of God, when we should balance fear with hope in God’s mercy and goodness. God encourages us to think positively about Him. In a hadith Qudsi He says: “I am as my servant thinks of Me…” (Bukhari, Muslim). Here are nine reasons to have […]

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It is in fact a part of Islamic teachings that one needs to be mindful, cautious and responsible in using God’s bounties. By Amin Valliani Allah has blessed humanity with innumerable bounties and water is perhaps the topmost amongst all of these. He has made all creatures out of water as He mentions in the […]

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A positive affirmation is a statement that increases your hope and inner strength. Positive self-talk improves your attitude and actions. By Sheima Salam Sumer Here are 26 Islamic affirmations: 1. I call on God whenever I need His guidance. “And your Lord said, ‘Call on Me, I will respond to you.’” (Holy Quran 40:60) 2. […]

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