“Successful are those who purify themselves”

Imagine a society where success was defined by morality, where a person’s wealth, colour and lineage were irrelevant compared to their piety.

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Trials: Part 3 – What is a Test?

Allah states in the Quran: “Your wealth and your children are but a trial, and Allah has with Him a great reward.” (64:15). The trial of blessings is to measure the gratitude we show Allah ﷻ, calling upon us to remember and thank Him for what we have been given. On hearing this, it’s easy to assume such a trial would be easy, yet interestingly Allah ﷻ states “few of My servants are grateful.” (34:13) – something not said about patience in difficulties. The indication from this is that many of us indeed fail in this trial, lacking gratitude for the gifts Allah has shown us; a worrying thought indeed! But how so?

Trials (2): More than you can bear?

“God does not burden any soul with more than it can bear” (2:286)

Tribulations drain us, overwhelm us, soak up every ounce of energy within us. In the eye of the storm, it is difficult to see anything other than the chaos and misery that fills our lives. In this time, we find words of comfort within the Quran to help us through.

Weekly Reading: Al-Kahf

It is a Prophetic sunnah to read surah Al-Kahf (the cave) every Friday, but do we know what this surah covers and why? The surah covers 4 stories within it: 1) The first is that of youths fleeing their town to safeguard their faith 2) Next is the story of two men each owning a…

Love Expressed

Never feel shy to express your love for Rasūlullāh ﷺ.

The Sahaba took blessings from his saliva, and it healed their injuries.
They placed his hair in water and were given cure through it.
They took his hair to jihad, and were given victory by it.