…’During the divorce, there was a time when I was told I could make a choice. I could renounce this religion and leave with my children, or renounce my children and leave with my religion…’ I was completing a degree in Recreation when I met my first Muslims. It was the first year that we had been able to pre-register by computer. I pre-registered and went to Oklahoma to take care of some family business. The business took longer than expected, so I returned to school two weeks into the semester (too late to drop a course). I wasn’t worried about catching up my missed work. I was sitting at the top of my

Ten Inspiring and Insightful Hadith on Charity in Islam

1️⃣ There Are Many Forms of Charity “ A charity is due for every joint in each person on every day the sun comes up: to act justly between two people is a charity; to help a man with his mount, lifting him onto it or hoisting up his belongings onto it, is a charity; a good word is a charity; and removing a harmful thing from the road is a charity.” (Al-Bukhari, Muslim) 2️⃣ It Protects You from Calamity The Prophet, upon him be peace, said: “ Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.” (Al-Tirmidhi) 3️⃣ It Protects You from Being Miserly Prophet Muhammad,

Virtues of Wudhu

Abu Hurairah Radiyallahu ‘anhu narrates: ‘I heard my loving friend, Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam saying: The jewelery of a Mu’min (on the Day of Resurrection) will cover to the places where the water of ablution reaches. ’ (Muslim) Abu Hurairah Radiyallahu ‘anhu narrates: I heard Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam saying: ‘ My Ummah will be called on the Day of Resurrection with their limbs and faces shining from traces of Wudu. So whoever amongst you can increase the area of his radiance should do so (i.e. by performing Wudu regularly)’. (Bukhari) ‘Uthmãn ibne-’Affãn Radiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: ‘ Anyone who performs Wudu, and performs Wudu


Abu Hurayra Radiyallahu ‘anhu said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, ‘ What do you think would happen if there was a river by someone’s door in which he washed five times every day? Do you think that any dirt would remain on him? ’ They said, ‘Not a scrap of dirt would remain on him.’ He said, ‘ That is a metaphor of the five prayers by which Allah wipes out wrong actions.’ ” [Agreed upon] Jäbir ibne-’Abdullah Radiyallahu ‘anhuma narrates that Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: ‘ The key to Paradise is Salat and the key to Salat is

The Best of…

The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasalaam) said: “ The best of the Muslims is he from whose hand and tongue the Muslims are safe. ” (Muslim) “ The best of people are those with the most excellent character. ” (Tabarâni, Sahîh) “ The best of marriages are the easiest ones. ” (Abu Dâwûd, Sahîh) “The best prayers for women are those performed in the most secluded parts of their houses. ”(Ibn Khuzaymah, Sahîh) “ The best of you are those who feed others and return greetings. ” (Abu Ya’lâ, Hasan) “ The best of that which you treat yourself with is cupping.” (Hâkim, Sahîh) “ The best of days that you