20 Traits of True Believers

A true believer in Allah is someone who is not only convinced of His presence, but also seeks to live in the manner He has prescribed. Such a person is mindful of the guidance Allah has bestowed on humanity through the ages, and summed it up in the form of the Qur’an revealed to Muhammad … Continue reading 20 Traits of True Believers

How to Make Du’a

Supplication, or Du’a, is one of the essentials of worship in Islam. Someone who does not frequently make Du’a is not only losing out on attaining Allah’s blessings, but is also deprived of worshiping Allah in a very personal manner. Abstinence from making Du’a is a sign of arrogance and is reminiscent of the attitude … Continue reading How to Make Du’a

The Concept of Charity in Islam

Charity, sadaqah in Arabic, is one of the most important concepts in Islam. In addition to Zakat (obligatory charity) being a pillar of Islam, charity is one of the most emphasized themes in the Qur’an. For instance, Allah has revealed that helping the needy financially is equivalent to giving a loan to Allah, which He … Continue reading The Concept of Charity in Islam

Purity and Cleanliness – the Most Significant of Islamic Ethics

Cleanliness is one of the fundamental teachings of Islam, emphasized in both the Qur’an and Hadith. Most cultures and doctrines do have a regard for cleanliness. However, Islam goes one step further by not only prescribing cleanliness upon its followers, but declaring it to be a component of faith, as the Prophet ﷺ said, "Cleanliness … Continue reading Purity and Cleanliness – the Most Significant of Islamic Ethics