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Intentions and Sincerity in Islam [Part I]

Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala and Prophet Mohammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallim, attached great importance to having sincere intentions. Intentions are the basis of any action. What you intend to gain from an act is what you get. As Muslims, what we ultimately want to gain is Allah ta'aala's pleasure. Hence we need to understand what intentions are and what does having sincere intentions entail, as sincere intentions help us gain Allah ta'aala pleasure.

How to Attain Humility…and Why

Often we struggle to keep ourselves from feeling greater or more important than others, and such feelings of superiority can be due to many reasons. The problem however, is that arrogance is a characteristic which belongs to Iblees hence its is incumbent upon us to learn how to overcome it and attain humility. Read this article to find out how this can be achieved.

Never losing the hope…

The arabic word for sadness or grief is "Gham" - derived from the word "Ghaamama (the cloud) " . Although there`s no apparent relationship between sadness and cloud, however there`s a hidden one. Just like a cloud blocks all the sun-shine coming down to earth, sadness or grief in a way or other also acts as a stumbling block for a man`s positive energy and performance. It is very natural that when a person is happy and everything is going according to his whims and desires, his own wishful thinking, his performance is at it`s peak, but when he is tested or a calamity strikes him, he becomes pessimistic and isn`t able to give a good performance.

Common Daily Mistakes Exploited by Shaitan

The longer one makes daily mistakes, the more that Shaitan's trappings will start to be harder to resist and easier to fall into which usually revolve around various addictions as Shaitan wants to trap a person so he can move onto the next one and an addiction locks one into a vice, sin or foul activity without the ability to escape it freeing up Shaitan to go after others while making that person not only a slave of Shaitan but also perhaps working to spread his foul causes and agendas.

The Modern Islamic Home: Aspects and Principles (Part II)

The home must be a place of worship, a classroom, a place of taking care of the necessities of life, a place of close family relationships, a place for rest, a place for work, a place for drawing near to Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala even when no one else can see, a place of thinking, a place of upbringing steadfast and upright Muslim children. The home is the place we always return to in this world while the hereafter is the place we will certainly return to, after our death. Thus, it is a temporary resting place for us given as sustenance from AllahAllah Subhanahu-wa-Taala which we should use to prepare for the final resting place to come.