Tag: Islam

Praise is for God Alone

When we praise other people, we become blind supporters of human beings who are not perfect. There’s nothing wrong with thanking people, and we should express our gratitude to others. But praise belongs to God, as perfection is His alone.

Hijab is Not About Oppression or Seduction, It’s About Trust

Hijab, which in its essence means “to conceal,” is usually associated with Muslim women. Although other faith traditions promote modest dress, and Muslim men are also asked to dress modestly, most of the noise around this world is directed at Muslim women.

There are two unhealthy views around women wearing hijab. First, that a woman who wears hijab is always oppressed. Second, that women must wear hijab because they are necessarily seductresses, and men cannot follow their own consciences unless women are covered.

The Prophet Muhammad’s Beautiful Names

Consider the bright morning hours, and the night when it grows still and dark. Thy Sustainer has not forsaken thee, nor does He scorn thee: for, indeed, the life to come will be better for thee than this earlier part [of thy life]! And, indeed, in time will thy Sustainer grant thee [what thy heart desires], and thou shalt be well-pleased.

How do we take God as our Witness during Trials and Tribulations?

When people hurt you, God uses these trials to push you to Him. People usually run to more powerful people for help and victory. However, if the person harming you is the most powerful or influential in the town that is hurting you and no one from the people will respond to his oppression and push him/her back within their boundaries, then who does this person go to?