What Does the Quran Say About Abuse?

What Does the Quran Say About Abuse?

The core issue of any toxic relationship goes back to the primal sin of Iblees… Arrogance is the core of this issue. Control and power. It is the opposite of what we as believers believe should be the foundation of any human relationship, which is that of community and empathy and mercy and rahma.

The Meaning of Legacy in Islam

The Meaning of Legacy in Islam

So the question, my brothers and sisters, is what is our legacy? What is it that we are leaving behind? What is it that when our time on this earth ends, that people will continue to benefit from?

What Does the Quran Say About Anger?

What Does the Quran Say About Anger?

Allah says about the Muttaqeen, those who are truly conscious of Him… They wish to show others their wrath. But instead of showing that wrath, instead of showing that power, what do they do?

Finding Balance in Our Lives

Finding Balance in Our Lives

Islam balances between the dunya and the akhirah… It doesn’t want us to be completely and utterly, fully encompassed and overwhelmed by our pursuit of the dunya and on the other hand, not to be completely encompassed in our pursuit of the hereafter, but to find that balance.

What Does the Quran Say About Unity?

What Does the Quran Say About Unity?

Can you stand on the sea? The disbeliever is described in Surah An-Noor, as being in the middle of the sea, being in the middle of the ocean. No firm ground to stand on. But the believer is described as being on land, on being firm, on being stable. Help each other be stable. Do good deeds and you will be stable if you feel unstable.

What Does the Quran Say About Daughters?

What Does the Quran Say About Daughters?

On the Day of Judgment, Allah tells us in Surah At-Takwir, that those young daughters that were buried in the time before Islam on that day will be asked, why were they buried?… We may not be burying our daughters physically, but we bury them in another ways.

What Does the Quran Say About Youth?

What Does the Quran Say About Youth?

The responsibility of the elders is to direct, to guide, to advise, to have mercy… And it’s the young people’s job… to be the generation that brings Islam forward in this country and in this world… Let us look at the examples from the Quran.

How to Increase Your Trust in Allah

How to Increase Your Trust in Allah

Look at all of the stories of the prophets. Who are the prophets? They are the righteous. They are our role models. They are the ones who are sent by Allah to teach us. They are amongst the الصالحين – the most righteous people. Did they face challenges?

Alcohol in Islam

Alcohol in Islam

Instead of directing yourself in ways that other people push you towards. Instead of all that, you direct your life according to Allah and that is the true meaning of worship in Islam.

The Purpose of Ramadan

The Purpose of Ramadan

In this month of Ramadan, we were aiming to increase our mindfulness of Allah. We were aiming to increase our gratitude. So how is that going to reflect in the rest of our lives? For the rest of these 11 months? What kind of changes will there be in our life from this day forward?