Knowledge vs. The Appearance of Knowledge: Know the Difference!

"And when it is said to them, "Believe as the people have believed," they say, "Should we believe as the fools have believed?" Unquestionably,...

The Lost Virtue of Himma

Himma is a lost concept for Western Muslims. I've seen himma translated as "lofty aspiration" in some places, but perhaps "zeal" gives a better...

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...

Against Naturalism: The Love of a Mountain

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "Verily, the mountain of Uhud loves us and we love it." If you accept this sahih hadith, how are...

Image Obsession and Shirk

Popularity is everything these days. Everyone is vying to be seen, heard, and known. People define their worth by how many followers they have,...

The Disease Afflicting the Minds of Hadith Rejecters

In medicine, you first and foremost have to treat the source of the problem. Treating symptoms is important as well, but if you don't...

The Spiritual Benefits of Self Reliance

Of the practices of the righteous predecessors was reliance on Allah and then self reliance. If it was possible to accomplish something for themselves,...

The Importance of Teaching Your Children the Quran and Sunnah

Recently in our homeschool Quran class, as I was switching between kids to do their لوح (new material) with them for their hifdh, I...

Why ISIS is Not Islamic

The criteria that certain commentators use to insist on calling ISIS "Islamic" would also render the khawarij "Islamic." The same thing that made the...

The Muslim Marriage Crisis: Diagnosis and Prognosis

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم What Is Marriage? In the Din, marriage can be defined in a few ways. Legalistically, it is a contract between a man...