Zakah: Great Wisdom and Many Reasons

Now a Muslim, why am I obliged to pay zakah? Why has it been prescribed at all? If it is about charity, shouldn’t I have the choice to give it or not?

Ramadan: Get Ready for the Season of Goodness

Ramadan is the season of goodness, blessings; a time in which rewards are multiplied and heart is purified of all spiritual diseases and the body of burdens and worldly desires.

Muhammad’s Relationship with Nature: Faith throughout the Mission

How did the Prophet’s life in the desert fashioned him and his outlook on creation and the Creator? What did the desert, apparently devoid of life, teach him about life? How does living close to nature impact one’s faith?

The Four Pillars and the Social Message of Islam

What do the pillars of Islam have to do with the social relations? What message do they have for the benefit and wellbeing of society? How do these pillars impact our relations with others?

Sadaqah: Its Virtues and Benefits in Qur’an and Sunnah

What is the difference between zakah and sadaqah? What are the benefits of sadaqah? How does it impact the giver and the whole society?

Ten Blessed Days: Don’t Miss

By His wisdom, God gave preference to some places and times over others. For Muslims, Friday is the best day of the week, Ramadan is the best month of the year, “Laylat al-Qadr” is the best night in Ramadan, the day of “Arafah” is the best day of the year. Likewise the first ten days of the month of “Dhul-Hijjah” are the blessed days for Muslims.

Ramadan with the Qur’an – Day 11: Surat Al-A`la (Part 2 )

In verse 8 of Surat Al-A’la Allah promises Prophet Muhammad to make things easy for him and give him the power to withstand the difficulties ahead. The beauty of this ayah stems from …

Ramadan with the Qur’an – Day 3: Surat `Abasa

Some people ask: Why do I need Islam? In his explanation of the concept of “istighna’” (feeling self-sufficient and in no need of anything) Ustadh Nouman teaches that deep down inside us there is something that is hungry for spiritual fulfillment.

Ramadan with the Qur’an – Day 7: Surat Al-Inshiqaq

The idea that nature is this wild beast that Allah has held back is a recurring theme in the Quran and here, Allah describes how nature will react once He it hears Allah’s permission.