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Five Pillars of Islam

These are the foundation of Muslim life and Muslims are required to observe them with utmost devotion. Just like a building lacks stability without strong pillars, a believer’s relationship with God (Allah) lacks focus without observance of the five pillars. These pillars form the foundation and starting point for all …

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Islam and the Elderly

In the Islamic world, one rarely finds “old people’s homes.”  The strain of caring for one’s parents in this most difficult time of their lives is considered an honor and a blessing and an opportunity for great spiritual growth.  In Islam, it is not enough that we only pray for …

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The Malice of Lying

Lying is a common part of human relationships.  People lie for a variety of reasons.  They may lie as part of self-presentation, in order to present a more favorable image to others.  People may also lie in order to minimize conflict, because lying may make disagreements less obvious.  Although lying …

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The Seven under the Shade of Allah (God)

The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “There are seven whom Allah will shade in His Shade on the Day when there is no shade except His Shade: a just ruler; a youth who grew up in the worship of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic; a man whose heart is attached to …

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Religion of Islam and Science (Part 1)

There is, perhaps, no better illustration of the close links between Islam and science than the Prophet Muhammad’s often-quoted statements: “Seeking knowledge is compulsory on every Muslim.” “wisdom is the lost property of the believer.” “whoever follows a path seeking knowledge, Allah will make his path to paradise easy.” These …

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Weakness Of Imaan (Faith) And Ways To Increase It

Signs of Weak Imaan (Faith) Committing sins and not feeling any guilt. Having a hard heart and no desire to read the Quran. Feeling too lazy to do good deeds, e.g. being late for salat Neglecting the Sunnah. Having mood swings, for instance being upset about petty things and bothered …

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