Category Archives: Islamic Principles

Seeking Steadfastness through Tawbah

The concept of Tawbah is often treated with negligence amongst people despite the fact that steadfastly holding unto it is the wisest and noblest act. Tawbah means “Repentance” i.e to return to Allah in sober reflection of our misdeeds. It is an important concept in Islam as it is said to be a gift by […]

THE DIVINE WILL AND DECREE: USING THE “IF” WITH CAUTION

  One of the fundamental principles of faith [Eemaan] is al- Qadar which means, belief in the “Divine Decree, both good and bad.” The Messenger of Allah, ﷺ said: “If anything happens to you, do not say, ‘If only I had done such and such, then such and such would have happened.’ Instead Say, ‘Qaddar […]

The Wonders in The Affairs Of Believers

The Wonders In The Affairs Of Believers When we look at our lives or the stories of people from the past, it seems to be that problems never seem to stop. The trials and tribulations make it appears that the affairs of true believers are not free from upheavals hence there is a need to […]

Piety and a Contented Soul

Piety and Contentment

Piety and a Contented Soul Taqwa is the Islamic word that connotes “Piety, Mindfulness and God Consciousness.”  Piety is the root of Islam. That is, being mindful and conscious of our actions which in turn depicts us as better Muslims. When a person fears Allah, he or she would be cautious of not committing sins. […]

Qurbaani: A Feast of delicacy Or an offer of Submission and Obedience.

Qurbaani: A Feast of delicacy or an Offer of Submission and Obedience   Eid al-Adha is coming very soon. To most people, the best way to describe this blessed day is the slaughtering of animals. On a closer look, would it be enough to use this description? As Muslims, it is no news that our […]

Beware of Your Heart

Beware of Your intelect

CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE HEART AND INTELLECT IN THE PERIOD OF CRISIS As humans, we find it easier to assess things in our realm. This is done using our intellectual ability and the assessment can either be for or against us.  You may wonder how our reasoning can be against us. But if we take a […]