Community (Ummah)

Seeing Your Home in Jennah: On Seeking Divine Help

Posted by on Nov 13, 2011 in Community (Ummah), Featured, Overcoming Hardships, Youth | 42 comments

Seeing Your Home in Jennah: On Seeking Divine Help

I know a story that isn’t just a story. It begins with a woman who loved something more than the glitter of this life. She was a woman who never allowed herself to be defined or limited by her painful circumstances; she carried in her such a deep faith that she was willing to die for it.  She was a queen, yet saw through the thrones and palaces of this world. She saw through her palace in this life, and looked instead to her palace in the next. But, for Asiyah, wife of Pharoah, this was not just a metaphoric glimpse of the heart. For Asiyah, her glimpse was a vision of her physical...

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The Essence of Islam: Are We Missing the Point?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2010 in Community (Ummah), Islamic Character, Personal Development, Reflections | 16 comments

To some, a Monet is only a collection of dots. To others, it is a perfect masterpiece. To some, Islam is nothing but a code of rules and regulations. But, to those who understand, it is a perfect vision of life. As Muslims, we often focus so much on Islam’s dos and don’ts that we miss the bigger picture. Islam came to perfect our manners, and yet we are willing to scream and shout to win an argument about moon sighting or zabiha meat. Islam came to increase us in humility and yet while we wear our beards and hijabs, we look down on others. Islam came to establish a community of...

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