Nasiha and Its Pitfalls

If you give someone nasihah and you feel offended when he or she doesn't take your advice, then that may be a sign that...

Stinginess with Family

Question: What is worse than a man who is stingy? Answer: A wealthy man who is stingy. Question: What is worse than a wealthy man who...

Ramadan: Breaking Entitlement

I remember telling a non-Muslim classmate in high school about Ramadan and fasting. To my surprise, he expressed disgust and even anger. "You have...

Who Cares About the Kuffar?!

Acceptance is important. As Muslims, we want acceptance from society at large and we seek that. Our attitude should not be: Who cares about...

Knowledge of Annihilation Increases Iman

The atheist points to the existence of pain, suffering, and destruction and argues that there is no God. But this emotional tactic does not faze...

Scholarship that Moves the Heart

Spirituality doesn't require "special" or "contrived" circumstances. Just reflecting and appreciating your surroundings in any given place can be a great source of spiritual...

Diseases of the Heart and the Intellect

Just as one can suffer from diseases of the heart, so too can one suffer from diseases of the intellect. But in Islamic thought...

The Ikhlas of Hate

If you can't get comfortable with people hating you, you will never escape being defined by haters. Just make sure that if you're hated, you're...

Justice Denied When It’s a Shaykh?

Alleged wrongdoing on the part of our scholars should be treated like it is treated for anyone else. Judgments should not be made until...

Spirituality Beyond Science

According to the famous hadith, one of the seven who will be shaded by Allah when there is no shade on the Day of...

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