Optimism in Islam

The word optimism is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something”. Islam is a great advocate of optimism; it encourages its followers to have a positive outlook on life and, having made the necessary effort, to hope for the help of Allah and the best … Continue reading Optimism in Islam

Etiquette of Eating and Drinking in Islam

Allah says in the Qur’an, “O you who have believed, eat from the good things which We have provided for you and be grateful to Allah if it is Him that you worship.” (2:172) This ayah emphasizes that food is among the greatest blessings from Allah, and so we should be utterly grateful to Him … Continue reading Etiquette of Eating and Drinking in Islam

Preserving the Spirit of Ramadan

The blessed month of Ramadan disciplines and reforms the lives of many Muslims every year. However, the change usually lasts only a month; once Ramadan is over, most of us revert to our pre-Ramadan ways, becoming casual about sins, hasty in our actions, unmindful of our behaviour, and neglectful of the remembrance of Allah. This … Continue reading Preserving the Spirit of Ramadan

The All-Encompassing Mercy of Allah

Have you ever wondered how merciful our Creator is? The Prophet ﷺ said, “When Allah completed the creation, He wrote in His Book which is with Him on His Throne, ‘My mercy has overcome My anger.’” (Bukhari) Allah loves to forgive; He prefers to forgive His erring servants instead of punishing them. What He loves … Continue reading The All-Encompassing Mercy of Allah