This post was originally published on this site by: Mohammad Akram Nadwi ​The worst and the lowest of human effort is the effort of those who seek out fellow-human beings in desperate need – it may be grave sickness, dire poverty or ignorance – and exploit that need to extort money from them and enjoy dominance over them. Moreover, many who do this do it with the pretence that they

This post was originally published on this site“How do I deal with a difficulty in comparison to the people before us?” This is the question we should all ask ourselves when reading the Makkan Seerah. The Prophet ’s entire life was plagued with obstacle after obstacle, yet he overcome each and every one and proved himself to Allah. Not once did he completely give up his preaching because someone told

This post was originally published on this siteThere are many means that one can take to fall in love with Prophet Muhammad ﷺ such as by learning about his character, benefits of loving him, harms of not loving him, etc. However, one of the greatest ways to love Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is simply by knowing how much good he has done to us out of love and care. In this

This post was originally published on this siteBy Ayan Nur and Mariam Kandil “Abdullah* had been asking for help, but we didn’t get it . . . He was a nice kid. Always polite and respectful — the kind of kid every parent dreamed of. But he had struggled. His father was known to be hot-headed and a number of times people had heard him yelling at Abdullah in the

This post was originally published on this siteSymbols symbolize — says Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman. Objects, ideas, and rituals are meaningful. No one can say exactly what they symbolize. Religious symbols evoke memories, emotions, sensations — some shared, others highly personal. If you insist on a single correct interpretation, you reduce the symbol to a mere “sign.” A cipher, a picture, a solved code. An experiential approach to religious symbol Depth

This post was originally published on this siteOne of the topics that came up at a recent Muslim lawyers’ conference I recently attended was the way attorneys like myself handle the values that we have as Muslims and combine them with the laws of whatever jurisdiction we practice in.   A professor spoke, noting that we have been trashing much of what is in our Islamic tradition for some time,

This post was originally published on this siteWhy I wrote this Novel: For almost 20 years, I’d been involved in Muslim communities throughout the U.S. (and the Middle East now). I’ve worked with families, couples and especially the youth. In these years, as much as I tried to help others, I also learned from others and went from being extreme in my thoughts to balanced. I learned not only as

This post was originally published on this siteThis was an advice that was shared and recorded during a wedding of two young Muslims in Queens, New York. It was as follows: In the name of Allah, and all praise is due to Allah and may His peace and blessings be upon His prophet. Newly Weds, this is a great honor for me to be able to have the opportunity to

This post was originally published on this site Psalm 16. A psalm about questions and answers. Nightmares disturbed my sleep yesterday. I peeked into a closet and said: I want to die. My child went missing. A friend gave me a bicycle, but I couldn’t ride it home. I woke to questions. How do I learn what I’m supposed to do? Become my own person?  Face my secrets? Raise the next generation? Find

This post was originally published on this siteBy Umaima Jafri Preface I am alone in the bedroom with our youngest child late one evening, in the Spring of 2017. If you were to meet our youngest today, you might not guess that he was a late talker, but he was. At two years old, he understood a lot, but his articulated words were few. He answered yes and no to