Even if I Die Trying

Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) owned a slave whose work was to earn an income for Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). One night, the slave presented Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) with some food that he had earned. As soon as the food was placed before him, Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) picked up a morsel and began to eat. Seeing this, the slave was surprised and asked, “What is the matter? You normally ask me every night (as to how I earned the wealth). Why have you not asked me tonight?” Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) replied, “I was overcome by extreme hunger. From where did you get this food?” The slave answered,

Interview With Silvia: Her Islam Shook Italy

Silvia Romano, an Italian aid worker was kidnapped in November 2018 by gunmen linked to the Somali armed group al-Shabab in northeast Kenya. At the time of the attack, Romano was volunteering for an Italian NGO in an orphanage. Finally, word surfaced in May that she had been released after 18 months in captivity. Italians were overjoyed after weeks of gloomy coronavirus-driven news. The joy, however, was short lived. When she stepped off the Italian government plane wearing a full green hijab, her welcome not only turned ugly, but also dangerously hostile. The conversion of Silvia to Islam opened the door of insults on social media. She has also been

Being Please With Allah Ta’ala, Islam and Our Messenger Muhammad (Peace be upon Him)

The Messenger of Allah Ta’ala : “ There is not a Muslim servant who recites three times during the morning and evening: I am pleased with Allah as my Lord, with Islaam as my religion and with Muhammad as my prophet, except that rightfully Allah will be pleased with him on the Day of Judgement. ” As related by Imaam Ahmad (#1867) and in Aboo Daawud (#5072) ( Hasan) And from Aboo Sa’eed al-Khudree (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet said: “ O Abaa Saeed, whoever is pleased with Allah as his Lord, with Islaam as his religion and with Muhammad as his Prophet then the Paradise

Slow down !

By: Abdur Rahman Umar “Can you believe this!” lamented Yusuf as he looked sadly at his leg covered from foot to knee in a thick white plaster cast leaving his plaster stained toes exposed. “This is so frustrating!” he continued, addressing his exposed toes who had now become his captive audience, “Just when everything was going perfectly. Now this! Like I needed it in my life?” Ridwaan stood idly by, adding little to the lament being addressed to the toes. He fidgeted wearily with his cell phone paying little attention to the monologue until Yusuf turned to him and asked: “Did you hear what I said? I really didn’t need

Patience with Trials and Hardship

Imagine yourself in this position. Your beloved husband with whom you have grown in Islam, who has supported you through the difficulties of life, who has helped you raise your dear children and who has provided for you by Allah Ta’ala’s permission passes away. How would you react? Would you be overcome with despair and grief? Would you fret over who will provide for you and your children? This is what happened to Umm Salamah, one of the great companions of the Prophet (Salallaahu Alaihi Wasalaam) when her husband passed away. How did she react to this trial that befell her? We shall learn later. Allah Ta’ala has promised each