Enjoining Al-Ma’roof and Forbidding Al-Munkar

The Quran has explicitly described one of the most important missions of Muslim Ummah i.e. amr bil maroof wa nahi anil munkar – enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil) through different verses such as 3:110 and 9:71. The human is an embodiment of flaws and errors. His nafs (soul) tells him or … Continue reading Enjoining Al-Ma’roof and Forbidding Al-Munkar

10 Ways to Show Gratitude to Allah

It is Allah who has created us, made us an intelligent species, and favored us with many blessings. Whatever good we achieve – whether relating to material, professional, personal, or spiritual life – is ultimately from Allah. As He states in the Quran, “And He gave you from all you asked of Him. And if … Continue reading 10 Ways to Show Gratitude to Allah

Islam and Sustainable Development Goals

Islam lays much emphasis on collective efforts and cooperation. It calls upon the people to encourage and support one another in noble aims. The Quran states, “…Cooperate in righteousness and piety, and do not cooperate in sin and aggression.” (5:2) Prophet Muhammad ﷺ signed treaties with many Arab communities – including Muslim, Jewish, and Christian … Continue reading Islam and Sustainable Development Goals

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

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

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