Living a hectic life with the relentless pursuit and pressure of success, many of us find ourselves trapped in a monotonous routine with its fast-paced demands and relentless competition. This has left us woven into a narrative that glorifies the pursuit of wealth and worldly achievements, leaving little room for Jannah and forgetting Allah along the way as pursuing a well-lived life has become the main focus of humans and Muslims. In the chaos of deadlines, meetings, and worldly affairs, the essence of living life that was given by Allah can easily become lost.
Here, we invite you to pause and reflect on the things that have defined our lives to get closer to Allah. As we’re chasing after money, are we truly living our lives fully as Muslims? It's time to rediscover the joy of life by spiritually devoting ourselves to Allah. Join us on a spiritual journey by taking these steps!
Zikr is derived from an Arabic word that means remembrance and recollection. In the context of spirituality and Islam, it refers to the practice and act of honoring and remembering Allah with Muslims as its followers. It’s easy to perform and heavy on the scales, which in this case contributes to our good deeds in the afterlife.
سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ وَ بِحَمْدِهِ ، سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ الْعَظِيمِ
Subhan-Allahi wa bihamdihi, Subhan-Allahil-Azim
Glory be to Allah and His is the praise, (and) Allah, the Greatest is free from imperfection
Reciting the Zikr will also give the ones reciting them some form of tranquility, as the rhythmic nature of the Zikr helps in inducing a state of inner peace, allowing an escape from the chaos of daily life and worldly desires, and finding solace in the remembrance of something greater.
Be prepared, for it will be the first thing you'll be questioned about. Plan your day around the prayer times, not the other way around. Doing your daily Salat as a Muslim is obligatory, and therefore, putting its importance above everything else should be the main priority for Muslims.
Once you’ve skipped your prayers, it is hard to regain consciousness regarding the importance of salat, breaking the bond between a Muslim with its Creator. Understanding the Salat and the meaning of the words recited will enhance your devotion and spiritual connection to it, helping you to reconnect with Allah and His greatness.
The holy book of Islam, the Quran, is of utmost importance in Muslims' lives. It is much more than just a religious text; it is a source of knowledge, guidance, and wisdom that is given by Allah to Muslims. The Quran provides unparalleled spiritual guidance for Muslims, with its verses offering insights into ethical conduct, moral principles, and the path to righteousness in living life.
The teachings within the Quran serve as a compass, guiding individuals in navigating life's challenges with integrity and virtue. Reading the Quran is a means for Muslims to strengthen their personal connection with Allah. It also serves as a direct communication channel, fostering a deep sense of spirituality and devotion, while also offering answers to life's dilemmas and serving as a source of solace during moments of uncertainty.
Having trouble reading the Qur’an? Do not fear to read the Quran as mastering them will get you double the reward. Allah appreciates a Muslim effort in following the path to righteousness, and people who have trouble following it but try their best to fulfill them will be awarded for their struggles.
The Prophet SAW mentioned:
"Such a person as recites the Qur'an and masters it by heart, will be with the noble righteous scribes (in Heaven). And such a person exerts himself to learn the Qur'an by heart, and recites it with great difficulty, will have a double reward."
[Sahih al-Bukhari 4937]
As we talk about reciting the Quran, believe that all of Allah’s guidance will give you the answer to all of our life struggles. Learning the Seerah by understanding the life of Rasulullah SAW is one of the best ways to understand your life purposes, and reconnect with Allah.
Seerah, or the biography of Prophet Muhammad, serves as a comprehensive account of the life, actions, and teachings of the last prophet in Islam. Studying Seerah provides a window into the life of Prophet Muhammad, offering insights into his character, actions, and the circumstances that shaped his mission. It is also a rich source of moral and spiritual lessons, allowing believers to find inspiration and guidance for navigating the complexities of life.
The Sealed Nectar is an award-winning biography of Prophet Muhammad SAW, that is authentic, engaging, and offers a comprehensive coverage of the life of the Prophet, from his birth to his death.
The rich tapestry of Islamic history and stories holds profound significance for Muslims as its believers, serving as a source of wisdom, moral guidance, and cultural identity. Understanding the historical context surrounding the revelation of the Quran enhances the comprehension of divine guidance and its relevance to the challenges faced by early Muslims. Knowing Islamic history also offers timeless lessons in morality, ethics, and resilience, guiding believers in navigating life's challenges. Not only spiritual knowledge but also understanding history plays a crucial role in the development of Islamic ethics, as the actions and decisions of key figures serve as moral exemplars for Muslim individuals and communities.
Al-Aqsa mosque is considered the third-holiest mosque in the world after the Masjid Al-Haram and the Al-Nabawi mosques, serving as Muslim's historical qibla before the move to Masjidil Haram. The mosque was home to many Prophets and a significant part of its history is the night of Isra.
The importance of Al-Aqsa Mosque remains relevant in present-day and religious tensions. Grasping its significance equips us to partake in knowledgeable conversations regarding ongoing events.