Tag Archives: Call

Inspiration: Islam and Racism

Episode-12 (final episode - Season 1) from the amazing Inspiration Series by Mohamed Zeyara. Islam does not pay attention to differences in colour, race or lineage. All people come from Adam, and Adam was created from dust. In Islam, differentiation between people is based on faith (eemaan) and piety (taqwaa), by doing that which Allah has enjoined and avoiding that which Allah has prohibited. Allah says in the Quran:  "O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allaah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. he is one of Read more ...

Ramadan : Rise to the Call!

"There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self", said Aldous Huxley, the English novelist. This month of Ramadan will see Muslims the world over observe the fasts. Ramadan, essentially, is the month in which believers are required to buckle down more consciously and improve their own ‘corner of the universe’. The month is marked by heightened religious observance and also a keener sense of social cohesion, and provides a powerful energy for self-transformation. As the month progresses, many Muslims, repentant for the ills and misdeeds of their past, resolving never to return to such ways again. Read more ...

WHY me, Allah? Why me?

‘WHY me, Allah? Why me? Why not anyone else? Was I the only one created to suffer difficulties in this life?’ I recall getting stuck in problems a few years back. The problem was really serious, and I had transgressed this time. I felt as though I had betrayed my own family and myself. It isn’t easy for anyone to go through a storm, especially when you have absolutely no one by your side. I still can’t forget those painful days! As I had no one to help me, no one to talk to me, no one to listen to me and no one to stand by my side, except my family and a few friends, but the problem was something that I had to come out of myself. I was left Read more ...

Why do we Pray?

- By Dr. Suhaib Hasan | Darussalam Publication and Distribution | Source : The Beautiful Sisterhood Why does Mankind need to Pray? After a long and hectic day at work, how difficult it is for a tired person to stand on the prayer-mat and concentrate on his prayers to Allah Almighty. Snuggled in a warm and cozy bed, how difficult it is to get up at the call of Mu’adhdhin: “Come to prayer, come to success.” The famous doctor and philosopher Ibn Sina (Avicenna), recalls such a moment in his life. Once cold and icy night, he and his slave were resting in an inn in a remote part of Khurasan. During the night he felt thirsty and shouted out to his Read more ...

A Glorious Call to Prayer

by Maha Samir ProductiveMuslim.com We may hear this call 5 times a day, but have you ever genuinely listened to the adhan? Have you ever felt it as a call from Allah, The Mighty and Majestic, addressed to you specially as a Muslim? Indeed it is calling us to the noblest of worship, our salah, which brings barakah into our lives. This article will examine how the adhan holds wisdom and many keys to productivity that we may have overlooked. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar (Allah is Greater/Greatest) In His Call, Allah is telling you that He (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is Greater than your work, your problems, and whatever else you’re preoccupied with. It Read more ...

Calling to Allah through the Prophet’s Impeccable Character

Calling to Allah through the Prophet's Impeccable Character By - Dr. Muhammad b. Lutfi al-Sabbagh Source: www.islamtoday.com It is one of Allah's great blessings to humanity that he sent a kind, well-mannered, compassionate and gentle a person like Muhammad (peace be upon him) to carry His message. Allah says: "And indeed (O Muhammad), you are on an exalted standard of character." [Surah Al Qalam 68:4] Allah says: "O Prophet! Truly We have sent you as a witness, a bearer of glad tidings, and warner – and as one who invites to Allah's (grace) by His leave, and as a lamp spreading light." [Surah Al Ahzab 33:45-46] The Prophet (peace be upon him) was not Read more ...