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Winning in Life

Competition has existed since before humans began to inhabit the earth. We know how Iblees (Satan) felt towards Adam (peace be upon him) and his wish to mislead as many of the children of Adam as possible. The rivalry between Iblees and the human race is an ongoing one. In our case, it is a […]

A Life of Balance

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) established a bond of brotherhood between Salman and Abu Darda’ (may Allah be pleased with them both). Salman paid a visit to Abu ad-Darda’ and found Um Ad-Darda’ dressed in shabby clothes and asked her why she was in that state. She replied, “Your brother, […]

Muslim and Mu’min

The terms Muslim and Mu’min or Iman and Islam are sometimes used interchangeably or one is used with the intention that the other is included in the meaning. However, technically we make a distinction between them based on Qur’an and hadith.  قَالَتِ ٱلۡأَعۡرَابُ ءَامَنَّا‌ۖ قُل لَّمۡ تُؤۡمِنُواْ وَلَـٰكِن قُولُوٓاْ أَسۡلَمۡنَا وَلَمَّا يَدۡخُلِ ٱلۡإِيمَـٰنُ فِى قُلُوبِكُمۡ‌ۖ “The […]

Education and Upbringing (Tarbiya)

Definition A Muslim is one who submits himself to the Will of Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He). Therefore being a Muslim not only involves maintaining faith (iman) in the heart, and knowledge (ilm) in the mind. It also involves struggle and striving to live a life in this world that will earn the pleasure […]

The Purpose and Formula of Life

Time is running out and human beings are at a loss except those who believe, and do good deeds, and advice one another with truth, and advice one another with patience. Such is the basic notion we extract from Surah Al-Asr in the Qur’an. Scholars struggle to examine the depth of this surah and give […]

The Concept of Success from an Islamic Point of View

وَمَن يُطِعِ ٱللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ ۥ وَيَخۡشَ ٱللَّهَ وَيَتَّقۡهِ فَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلۡفَآٮِٕزُونَ “And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger and fears Allah and is conscious of Him – it is those who are the successful ones.” [Surah An-Nur; 24:52]   From the above verse, we see that the fulfillment of spiritual needs is a determinant of […]