Shayṭān became Shayṭān because of his defiance and his unwillingness to accept he was at fault. Allāh, the Exalted, gave him a direct command to bow down and show respect to Ᾱdam (‘alayhissalām), the first human being and our father. In his arrogance and jealousy, not only could he not bring himself to do this,… Read More Do Not Follow in the Footsteps of Shayṭān
by Ramzia C. (Meriden, CT) Even in silence, the echo is heard, a voice calling out to you, demanding to be heard. You ignore it and continue on with your work, allowing the desires of your base self to take control. You neglect its promise of fertility and feed its whims, desiring more but gaining… Read More Voice Within
Dear Rain, I woke this morning unsure of the time. Your dark clouds teased my eyes, saying…
by Bint Salauddin (Atlanta, Georgia) Who was Zayd ibn Amr ibn Nufayl? Zayd ibn Amr ibn Nufayl was actually not Muslim, but he belongs to a unique group…
by Tahir Rasheed (British Columbia, Canada) It was the month of February, many years ago. We were a week or so into our move to Canada from the Subcontinent. Like most, our first order of business was to find local Muslims and ask them about—you guessed it!—
by Zaid Kadir (British Columbia, Canada) It’s no secret Muslims around the world are currently facing very difficult times. From stereotyping to harassment to even murder—the tests of today are surely taking their toll. In many cases, a Muslim’s very identity seems to attract negative attention.
by Mufti Samir Wahid (Atlanta, Georgia) Autumn is in full swing, and it is an excellent reminder for us all to step outside and appreciate the beauty of Allah’s creation. As the leaves change colors and fall off trees and cool breezes flow, fall is the perfect time for us to reflect upon the little things… Read More Fall Into Reflection