As Muslims striving in the cause of Allah, we should have our own criterion to determine if our society is in a positive state or in a decline. We should not depend on rulers or mass media which are not always honest or may be under coercive measures and far from independent to avoid bias or false perceptions. An analysis of history and especially Islamic history can be conducted to investigate this subject. Yet more importantly, the Prophet (SAW) has provided us with many of these barometers in his statements and actions, that provide a wonderful criterion to judge our neighborhood or even the world as a whole.
Distress, anxiety, joys, fear, worries and happiness: different facets that make up this mesmerizing sojourn called “life”. There are moments where you relish the joys and happiness with every breath you take. And then, there are moments when the human soul, weak in its creation but as mighty as it thinks of itself, tries to shred realities and instead, buries itself into worldly deceptions. In this article, let us undertake a journey that would help us free our hearts from worries, let us perform tiny little acts that could weigh heavy on our scale of good deeds, helping us have an eeman high, in sha Allah.
What defines progressiveness? who defines progress in the society these days? Does decaying standard of morality and rising neglect of faith signify "progress"? Are we losing our own faith and standard of morality that has been set by Islam? read this article to find out more.
In modern times we have become wonted to living on our own; as if God does not exist. Many of us feel that religion is no longer apposite, and that books of religious teachings have been replaced by modern books of science and progressive thinking. The Qur'an - Is it relevant today? Or has it gone into the oblivions of the past as have many other books.