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The History of Safa Marwa

The History of Safa Marwa

The race between the Safa and Marwah mountains is part of the obligatory rites of the great pilgrimage (al hajj) and the small pilgrimage (al ‘umra). اِنَّ الصَّفَا وَالْمَرْوَةَ مِنْ شَعَاۤىِٕرِ اللّٰهِ ۚ فَمَنْ حَجَّ الْبَيْتَ اَوِ اعْتَمَرَ فَلَا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْهِ...

How to Achieve Hajj Mabroor?

How to Achieve Hajj Mabroor?

As a faithful Muslim, naturally we would have the desire to fulfill all the pillars of Islam. Including the 5th pillar of Islam, performing the obligations of pilgrimage (Hajj) worship for people who have been able to fulfill all the requirements. There are various...

The Prophet’s ﷺ Way to Deal with Hardship

The Prophet’s ﷺ Way to Deal with Hardship

From every perspective, the Prophet ﷺ is the best role model to follow. He has received Divine revelation, and Allah has acknowledged him in His book about the Prophet ﷺ uswatun hasanah. As an apostle who was sent to correct a society that had strayed far from the...

Life Lessons You Can Learn from the Hardships

Life Lessons You Can Learn from the Hardships

We believe that hardships and struggles build character, make us stronger and allow us to grow in all aspects of our lives. Learning to control our thoughts and emotions will help us understand ourselves better and be at peace with who we are. To alleviate hardship,...

Reflections on Faith After Ramadan

Reflections on Faith After Ramadan

The joy of the coming of Syawal is one of the forms of joy mentioned by the Prophet  ﷺ in his words: “For the fasting people there are two joys; when breaking he rejoices, and when he meets his Lord he is happy with his fast.” – Muttafaqun ‘alaih.  Islam has...

The Importance of Fasting the Six Days of Shawwal

The Importance of Fasting the Six Days of Shawwal

Just like the holy month of Ramadan that is full of blessings, the month of Shawwal also has its significance. Shawwal comes from the verb ‘syala’ which means to ‘lift or rise’. Shawwal also becomes a month of proving the values of taqwa, it’s an opportunity to prove...

Crescent Moon Sighting and Its Significance for Ramadan

Crescent Moon Sighting and Its Significance for Ramadan

As we know, Muslims have always waited for the sight of the hilal (new moon) to determine the beginning of the month. Determining the beginning of Hijri month is important for us because it’s related to the time of worship, especially in Ramadan, Shawwal, and Dhul...

The Virtues of Shaban and Recommended Acts of Worship

The Virtues of Shaban and Recommended Acts of Worship

Shaban comes before Ramadan, the important month in which we fast as part of the five pillars of Islam, hence Shaban should be taken as a month of preparation. One of the sunnah of Allah is that a human being does not go from one state to another without preparation,...

Reflecting Upon the Blessings of Being Muslim

Reflecting Upon the Blessings of Being Muslim

One of the most beautiful lessons Islam teaches us is how to be grateful for everything you have, and while we naturally think about things like our families, our sustenance and our health, we often forget that the biggest blessing Allah has granted us is being...

Ramadan Preparation: Removing Sins in Rajab

Ramadan Preparation: Removing Sins in Rajab

Unbelievably, time has passed and we are already entering the month of Rajab. As we all know, Rajab itself is a very special month in Islam alongside Zulkaedah, Zulhijjah, and Muharram. In Rajab, we prepare ourselves to welcome the month of Ramadan. And in preparation...

5 Reasons to Make Reflections a Daily Habit

5 Reasons to Make Reflections a Daily Habit

The end and early of the year are the best times to reassess the things we have done throughout the year and learn from them. There are a few things to make us self-reflecting Muslims in life.   Regretting the Sins That We Have Committed Man is a creature who has...

Do We Love Others Like Prophet Muhammad ﷺ?

Do We Love Others Like Prophet Muhammad ﷺ?

If we asked about a person whose character and morality are exemplary for all of us, perhaps Prophet Muhammad ﷺ would be the first name to come to mind. Apart from being known as an honest and trustworthy person from a young age, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was also known as a...

Purposeful Reflections That Bring Us Closer to Allah

Purposeful Reflections That Bring Us Closer to Allah

Getting closer to Allah SWT is such a beautiful thing to do as Allah loves the servant who strives to draw closer to Him. There are numerous ways to do so. One of them is by doing purposeful reflections because thinking, reasoning and reflecting are paths that can...

Emulating Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ Best Traits

Emulating Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ Best Traits

Emulating Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ Best Traits During the time of Jahiliyyah, people’s livelihood was full of tyranny, injustice and low morality. At that time, the practice of usury, liquor, gambling, drunkenness, debauchery and hedonism were common and normal in the...

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