Chapter 2 – Maybe you are not what you think

This is the second chapter of a book called "Am I really A Muslim?". You can download this book for free here. I have searched for a long time, as you may have, for answers to this question. And after my rigorous findings, I don’t seem to land on a single, once-and-for-all answer. But finally, I landed on an axiom that we Muslims aren’t what we think we are. Are we not Muslims if we submit to Allah? You may ask. Yes, anybody who [...]

By |2018-09-05T04:10:18+00:00September 5th, 2018|General Topics, Get Inspired & Boost Iman|

How can we derive the full benefits of Hajj?

To derive the full benefits from Hajj, what we need at the center of Islam are such hands that could make it effective, such hearts that could pump pure blood into the body of the Ummah, such minds that could turn the pilgrims into ambassadors of Islam, carrying its message far and wide. At least Makkah should have been a living example of Islam. Alas, this is not the case at present. From the time of the Abbasids till the Ottomans, the kings of [...]

By |2018-08-10T03:29:40+00:00August 10th, 2018|Hajj & Umrah|

To all present-day Muslims: We really luck some Appreciation – See why

Now, listen to the voice of my afflicted heart! We, the present-day born Muslims, are like a child born in a diamond mine. He may have diamonds all around, but if he plays with them as if they were stones, these diamonds become as valueless for him as stones. Our attitudes toward Islam are exactly similar, because the treasures which the world is searching for, and is suffering through being deprived of, have all been given to us by virtue of our having been [...]

By |2018-07-25T03:35:02+00:00July 25th, 2018|Hajj & Umrah|

How hajj renew our societies – Every Muslim must read

Brothers in Islam! Muslims who should perform Hajj, because they have the means to do so, are not few in number. They are found in thousands in every city and hundreds of thousands in every country. Many of them set out every year to perform the Pilgrimage. Imagine how, in every part of the world where Muslims live, the life of Islam becomes alive as the season of Hajj approaches, and how this sense of lively purpose extends over many months of the year. [...]

By |2018-07-20T04:41:08+00:00July 20th, 2018|Hajj & Umrah|

Every step of performing hajj is by itself a blessing – See why

Brothers in Islam! What are the blessings of Hajj? One may describe them in great detail. But, in the Qur'an, where Allah instructs Ibrahim to invite people to come for Hajj, it is said: So that they may witness things that are of benefit to them (al-Hajj 22: 28). Hence, the real blessings of Hajj can only be experienced by those who actually perform it. Imam Abu Hanifah, it is narrated, was unsure which act of worship was more excellent among the various ones [...]

By |2018-07-17T04:31:39+00:00July 17th, 2018|Hajj & Umrah|

Did you know that hajj was reformed by Prophet Mohammad?

If you have read my previous post, then you already know that hajj or the Pilgrimage was instituted by Prophet Ibrahim to serve as the focal meeting place for all believers in the One God. He made Makka the center of the worldwide Islamic movement and installed his elder son, Prophet Ismail, to continue his mission. But what happens after they were all gone? Idol worship dominated again Only God knows exactly how long Ismail’s children stayed on the right path. But within a [...]

By |2018-07-07T03:25:55+00:00July 7th, 2018|Hajj & Umrah|

How did Hajj Begin: A very interesting story

Of all the five major acts of worships, Hajj, or the Pilgrimage, is the last among them which Islam enjoins upon every Muslim. Like the Salah, Fasting, and Zakat, it molds our life and prepares us so that we may live in surrender to Allah Almighty. The word Hajj means to make a resolve to visit a holy place. Visiting the Ka'ba in Makkah is therefore called Hajj. How did it begin? The origin of Hajj is rooted in the life of Prophet Ibrahim, [...]

By |2018-06-30T20:15:13+00:00June 29th, 2018|Hajj & Umrah|

Cooking food for my husband who isn’t fasting in Ramadan?

Dear scholars, Assalamu'Alaykum. My questions are as follows: My husband is not fasting, Is it my duty to cook and serve food for him when he doesn't fast during the day? He takes medication that is not prescribed by the doctor, and I am sure he does not need to take it three times a day. He doesn't even pray. I am not happy about the situation, and my repeated efforts to make him understand that he must pray does not yield any results. [...]

By |2018-05-22T10:54:09+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Fasting and Ramadan|
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