• Midweek Motivation: You’ll Get Through It!

    Written by: Idil Mohamed Asalamu alaykum! I hope school is going well everyone. As a student, I know this time of year can be really stressful. I’ve noticed there are less students in my classes and I’ve heard things like “I hate school” or “School is really stressing me out”...

  • The Struggle for Spiritual Progress

    Jihad. A word that has been so misconstrued by current media leading us to believe that jihad is something carried out by Islamic militants and terrorist groups who bomb, oppress, and ultimately kill people and civilians all under the guise that it is for the sake of the religion of...

  • Your Quick Prayer Guide

    Written by: Kulsoom Kazim Allah says in the Quran, “And the Prayer is a difficult matter except upon those who fear Allah, who are certain that they will meet their Lord and return to Him” [Quran: 2: 45 – 46] Have you ever thought about why prayer is difficult for...

  • Midweek Motivation: Are You Ready?

    Written by: Idil Mohamed Today I wanted to share a reflection about a workshop we had in my tafseer (translation of the Quran) class for women. The workshop was about the Islamic way of preparing the dead for burial. A student volunteered to be the dead body and lay down...

  • Loving the Prophet (sallallahu ‘aleyhi wasalam)

    Written by: Kaltun Ali Asalamualaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu dear Brothers and Sisters, I greet you with the greetings of the people of Jannah, may Allah make us amongst those who will enjoy Allah’s mercy and bounty in the hereafter Insha’Allah. I want to share a small reminder, a reminder for myself...

  • Midweek Motivation: What’s Your Excuse?

    Written by: Idil Mohamed Asalamu alaykum! Peace be upon you all! Today I’d like to share a lesson from Surah Yunus (Jonah).  In this surah, Allah mentions the story of Musa (Moses) and Haruun (Aaron) and the Pharaoh’s brutal oppression of the Children of Israel. Allah tells us:    ...

  • Midweek Motivation: Innumerable Gifts!

    Written by: Idil Mohamed Asalamu alaykum! Peace be upon you all! Today’s Mid-Week Motivation is a lesson from a verse I came across in Surah An-Nahl (The Bee). The main focus in this chapter is the blessings Allah has given mankind. Allah says of these blessings: (18) وَإِنْ تَعُدُّوا نِعْمَةَ...

  • Advice Concerning the Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah

    Asalamu alaykum everyone! As you all know, Dhul-Hijjah has begun! There is still time to do good and increase our reward inshaAllah! The following is advice concerning the Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah from Sheikh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-’Uthaymeen, may Allaah have mercy upon him: The ten days of Dhul-Hijjah begins with the entrance...

  • Midweek Motivation: Freedom for the Heart

    Written By: Idil Mohamed Today I’d like to share a powerful and inspirational lesson from Surah Al-Hijr (The Rocky Tract). This surah was revealed at a time when the Muslims had not yet migrated to Madinah and were undergoing much oppression and abuse at the hands of the non-Muslims in Makkah....