The Seven Major Sins in Islam

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ has described seven of the major sins as the most grievous ones in the sight of Allah, and advised people to refrain from them at all costs. He has specifically referred to these as the “sever destroyers” or “seven fatalities” recorded in a famous tradition which is as follows. The Prophet ﷺ … Continue reading The Seven Major Sins in Islam

The Simple Lifestyle of Prophet Muhammad

The lifestyle of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was remarkably simple and unpretentious. He did not possess any luxuries, and the gifts he used to receive were often distributed among others or given away in charity. Most Muslims in Madinah at the time were not wealthy; however, the Prophet ﷺ lived very humbly even by their standards. … Continue reading The Simple Lifestyle of Prophet Muhammad

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

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

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