Lessons from the Story of Musa (AS) [Moses]

The Quran commands us to remember and relate to others the stories of the Prophets so that we may reflect on their stories.  The end of Surah 7 Verse 176 states “…So relate the stories, that perhaps they will give thought.” (Sahih International) Indeed, there are many lessons to learn every time we revisit these … Continue reading

17 Tips to Help you Develop Khushoo in Your Salah (Inshallah)

1.  Pray slowly and take your time changing your positions.  Do not rush through the salah. 2.  Focus on perfecting your humbleness and your concentration on Allah (SWT) when you pray. 3.  Prepare properly for Salah, take your time making Wudu 4.  Use a Miswak for every wudu and/or every Salah 5.  Come early for … Continue reading

Jumping Into the Flames

I was speaking to a neighbor of mine about why my husband and I do not have a television in our home.  She pointed out to me that while my son may not mind growing up without a television now, when he grows up and starts socializing with other kids, he may feel inferior or … Continue reading

Why Are We Here?

Sheikh Feiz is one of those speakers that provides you with an eman boost within just a few moments of his speech. And if you have the opportunity to listen to his longer lectures, you’re really left with a healthy dose. There are a few people who hear me listening to him and they say, … Continue reading

Making Him Love You

I was sitting with a student of mine when she made a statement that blew me away in an Eman Rush. I’ll try to put it in her words as best as I can. I have a cousin who has two children, a girl and a younger boy. And I told her that I felt … Continue reading

Sunnah for Victory

During the Caliphate of Umar ibn Khattab (RA), an army of 12,000 soldiers was sent to Egypt under the command of Amr ibn al As (RA) to fight against the Romans.  The fight was expected to be a short one, but instead stretched several months.  They sent a letter to Umer (RA) asking for reinforcements … Continue reading

To Be the Red Crow

There is a report narrated by Ahmad and Abu Ya’laa from ‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas who said, “Whilst we were with the Messenger of Allah (saw) on this mountain path, he said, “Look, can you see anything?” We said, “We see crows, and one of them stands out because its beak and feet are red”. The … Continue reading

A Harry Potter Explanation of Heaven and Hell or “Not Slytherin, Eh?”

When Harry put on the Sorting Hat that fateful first night at Hogwarts, he was told he had the qualities to make it in Slytherin. But he fought that option with all his might because it was so repulsive to him. His second year at Hogwarts, during the battle with the basilisk, he is given … Continue reading

Ibrahim (AS)’s Sacrifice, Your Sacrifice

This Eid, all of us made the perfunctory Qurbani or sacrifice of an animal, echoing the selfless act of our father, Ibrahim (AS) so many years ago.  I found myself reflecting on the meaning of this sacrifice, why it was so beloved to Allah (SWT) and what He wants us to learn from this story. … Continue reading

Preaching from the Hospital Bed

Mashallah look how the shaykh is living the words that he speaks.  This man has been fighting a very complicated liver condition, due to which he is undergoing chemotherapy—one of the most physically taxing treatments we know.  While no one would blame him for resting while he is in the hospital, this man is taking … Continue reading