Bearing The Difficulties Of Life

Bearing The Difficulties Of Life

If we look at people all around the world from the very rich to the very poor, the one thing which we all have in common is that we all go though times of extreme hardship and difficulty. One of the questions that people ask, especially those who are religious, is why...
Day of ʿArafah

Day of ʿArafah

Eid ul-ʿAḍḥā is the celebration that marks the completion of the Ḥajj pilgrimage on the 10th of Dhul Ḥijjah in Mecca. This pilgrimage is an obligatory one upon every able Muslim, where Muslims of every race and color from all over the world unite at the Kaʿbah (the...
Eid ul-Fiṭr

Eid ul-Fiṭr

The word Eid has its origin in the Arabic term ‘awd’ which means to return. In this sense, Eid is the day of man’s return towards his Lord. After passing through the month of Ramaḍān, during which a believer purifies his soul, he may find his original fiṭrah, or...
Why Imām ʿAlī ̇(ʿa)?

Why Imām ʿAlī ̇(ʿa)?

One may ask, what is wilāyah (guardianship)? What does it have to do with me? Why do I need to concern myself with what happened after the death of the Messenger of Allah (ṣ)? Why do I need to follow someone after his death when I can just follow his traditions? ...
Death Of A Great Friend

Death Of A Great Friend

When the Muslims Met the Byzantines in Battle: the Story of Jaʿfar ibn. Abī Ṭālib Since the dawn of Islam when the Prophet Muhammad (ṣ) first received revelation from Allah, the world was hostile towards him (ṣ) and Allah’s religion. From the beginning of his...
Miʿrāj: Journey of a Beloved Servant

Miʿrāj: Journey of a Beloved Servant

z  سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي أَسْرَىٰ بِعَبْدِهِ لَيْلًا مِّنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ الْأَقْصَى الَّذِي بَارَكْنَا حَوْلَهُ لِنُرِيَهُ مِنْ آيَاتِنَا ۚ إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْبَصِيرُ   “Immaculate is He who carried His servant on a journey by night from...
Choosing Friends Wisely

Choosing Friends Wisely

Indeed, people are heavily influenced by the company they keep. Friends can either influence each other to make good decisions or they can drag one another down to do unspeakable actions. How many times have we seen people who commit crimes say, their friends...
The Month Of Mercy

The Month Of Mercy

The following is a compilation of excerpts of Prophet Muḥammad’s (ṣ) sermon in welcoming the month of Ramaḍān: “O people, indeed the month of Allah has approached you with blessings, mercy and forgiveness. In the eyes of Allah, it is the best of all months, its days...
Sayyidah Fāṭimah az-Zahrāʾ (ʿa)

Sayyidah Fāṭimah az-Zahrāʾ (ʿa)

Your heart shook as they hammered on your door O Fāṭimah what your father warned is now in store The daughter of God’s Prophet (ṣ), a mercy to all humankind Do you see what the love of power has done to their minds The Noble Prophet (ṣ) said: “Surely God is angered...