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Earning and Increasing Wealth as a Muslim
As Muslims, we have a special and specific relationship with wealth. Money is a blessing–a gift that we earn, that is given to us by Allah. Wealth can also be a curse–so many lose their souls to greed and lose...
Three Toxic Traits That Keep Us Far From Allah
"He has succeeded who purifies the soul, and he has failed who corrupts the soul." Qura'an, 91:9-10. Baggage–bad habits, attitudes, feelings, and impure thoughts, is something that we all experience. Negativity in our life weighs down the soul and can...
You Are Your Circle: What Islam Says About Friendship
We spend a great majority of our time with coworkers, family, friends and loved ones. It’s a known fact that we mirror the behaviour of our social groups–a side effect of the human desire to be accepted, and to ‘fit...
What Does The Metaverse Mean For Muslim Spirituality
Virtual online meetings have dominated social gatherings for the past two years–with many social events like forums, business meetings, seminars, and job interviews moving online. How many of us have attended business meetings from home while secretly wearing sweatpants on...
The Dangers of Ego and the Importance of Humility
Ego is one of the greatest pitfalls to faith, and it obstructs healthy relationships. But what is Ego? It’s a person's (unhealthy) sense of self-importance and self-esteem. Egoists tend to see themself and their needs as more important than those...
Four Tough Questions Outsiders Ask About Islam
How do you verify the Qura'an is from God? The 7th century was a time of literary excellence in the Arab world. The study and production and development of literary and poetic works were at an all time high. Yet,...
Here’s how to Give Zakat – and Love Doing It
“You will never attain righteousness until you spend in charity from that what you love.” Qura’an 3:92 Everything that we have was a gift bestowed upon us by God–our belongings, our surroundings, and our bodies. We are the custodians of...
10 Prophetic Habits to Follow
What does it mean to live a good, productive life? Everyone wants to know how to develop good habits, and there are different answers everywhere you look. Truly good habits, productivity, and meaningful happiness, come from discipline, and a healthy...
Here’s what the Qura’an says about these common relationships
Our relationships are an important aspect of our lives. From parents, to children, to neighbours, to spouses–these are the people we share our lives with. They know us better than anyone, and everyday they help shape us into the person...
TIps for Making Dhikr a Regular Part of Your Day
“Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest”(Quran 13:28). Dhikr, meaning “remembrance” or “mention” is an important aspect of the Muslim faith. In the context of the religion, Dhikr is to praise, worship, and remember Allah. Doing so...
What Four Major Religions Say About Modesty
Modesty is an important staple of all major world religions. Modesty is generally practised as a form of discipline–to help us focus on the inner-spiritual nature of a person, instead of their outward appearance. Although all religions prescribe and practice...
Understanding Dhull Hijja and How to Make the Most of It
We are getting close to the month of Dhull Hijjah-the month of the Pilgrimage. The Hajj season is a special time for Muslims. This most blessed and sacred month contains a number of important events and holidays for Muslims–all of...
While America Celebrates Juneteenth, Here is What Islam Says About Slavery
America just celebrated Juneteenth–a federal holiday that celebrates the day that African American slaves learned of their freedom in 1965. The holiday began among Texas slaves, but is now a federal holiday celebrated across the United States. Although slavery was...
Some Qura’anic Wisdom On Tough Relationships
We all deal with tough relationships–whether it's a mean boss, a trouble-making friend, or a toxic partner. Relationships are a major part of our lives. The Prophet  (PBUH) said: “A person is on the religion of his companions. Therefore let...
Tips For Reading More Quran In Your Daily Life
“This is the Book (the Quran), whereof there is no doubt, guidance to those who are Al-Muttaqoon [the pious]” (Quran, 2:2) As Muslims, there is no better resource that the Quran.It can give us guidance when we are lost, and...
6 Beautiful Sites From Islamic History You Should Visit
Muslim Quarter, Xi'an China The Muslim Quarter is a famous snack and shopping center in a historically Muslim neighborhood of Xi’an. The Muslim Quarter is well-known for it’s unique street food, archictecture, shopping, and Chinese Muslim cultural influences. The Great...
Finding Your Purpose As A Muslim
What does it mean to have a purpose? Life-purpose influences our actions, our outlooks, and our desires. Our purpose is the reason that we wake up and get out of bed each morning. We were all created for something–we all...
5 things you should consider if you’re planning to wear hijab.
We want to wish a happy World Hijab Day to all hijabi beauties. Today is about raising awareness of why many Muslim women choose to wear the hijab, and to encourage women of all cultures and faiths to try wearing...
From Marine Le Pen to Karnataka – Authoritarian Hijab Bans
Far-right French Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen has campaigned on a hard-line headscarf ban. Le Pen said “the headscarf has been imposed by islamists,” and described hijabs as islamic “uniforms.” Le Pen said that if she wins power, women who...
9 Lessons from Hijrah
The Hijrah of the Prophet ‘peace be upon him’ from Makkah to Medina teaches us so many precious lessons that could make a major switch in our personal and social life, as a Muslim person and as a community. It...
11 Practical Tips to Memorize the Quran
Memorizing may not be easy for some people. It needs a serious decision and effort. It might be also a struggle with your own self to adapt to a new habit in your life, yet, indeed it is worth it to reach the level of making the Quran your companion. So, to guide you in your memorization journey, we provide you with some tips and steps to take to best memorize the dear Holy Book: