There is almost a month before Ramadan begins--give or take a few days. So let's begin now to make habits for Ramadan so that during the month of Ramadan, you and I can focus on acting upon those habits with excellence rather than stressing ourselves out in trying to set them!
Generosity is a trait that is unfortunately undervalued nowadays. However, it is part of our Islamic identity hence it needs to be revived. As Muslims, we need to make it a habit to be generous to others with everything that we have been blessed with, we have to be able to give others with a big heart thus form a smile on their faces!
Warning against the dangers of extremism, Dr. Philips said, parents, teachers and religious leaders should make sure the youth were properly educated about religion. He explained that extremists use clever propaganda to lure the youths. “Without the proper knowledge of Islam, Muslims end up doing things that are against the very teachings of Islam”.
Some of what we do is greater than other things depending on where Allah made us excel. It is like a farmer who is producing exotic fruits and he has some trees which are special which he reserves for himself and does not take to the market while some are standard marketable produce and others are below par than what he would want to send to market. Allah grants us special blessings in some areas and makes us deficient in others.
Do not let Shaitan steal even what you think is a bad day. Make it a success by giving it to Allah SWT who has given you a limited number of days with which he will test you and give you an opportunity to worship Him while purifying yourself. So take full advantage of all of them by having habits, patterns and strategies reinforced and implemented to deal with the troubles, the pain, the challenges and the strife when it comes.
We live in an age where judging others has become the norm and mocking people for their mistakes has become a huge pastime. While some of us might do it unintentionally, others might fall into this out of ignorance or even arrogance. But how did our Prophet correct someones mistakes? Read more of this article to find out why our prophet was so successful in winning people's hearts.
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.