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Reflection: An excellent form of Worship

By: Jasser Auda Source: OnIslam In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: “Bury yourself in the land of anonymity. A seed that is never buried underground will never produce. There is nothing more beneficial to the heart than an isolation that allows it to enter a state of reflection.” If we want to understand well the meaning of awe, hope, relying on God, and sincerity and want to turn this rational understanding to a heart feeling, then the way, as Ibn `Ata’illah suggests, is to reflect. Reflection is a marvelous form of worship that pushes people in their path to God. It helps people achieve their...

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The second coming of Jesus – Esa (pbuh)

By: Shahul Hameed Source: OnIslam The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “…then Allah will send forth the Messiah, son of Mary. He will descend at the white minaret in eastern Damascus, flanked in saffron garbs, with his hands upon the wings of a pair of angels…” (Muslim) Muslims believe that Jesus will return at the end of time and will clear all the confusion prevailing in the world regarding his life and mission. No historical figure has been the subject of as much controversy as Jesus of Nazareth. He is worshipped as the only-begotten Son of God, the Messiah, the Savior, and as God Himself by the Christians of the world. The Jews believe that he falsely claimed to...

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Are you in need? Just ask Allah!

By: Jinan Bastaki Source: VirtualMosque “Is He [not best] who responds to the desperate one when he calls upon Him…” (Qur’an, 27:62) For whatever problem we have, whatever difficulty we find ourselves in, we have the most powerful weapon to ward off the pain that plagues us. It is the weapon of du`a’. We know with certainty that Allah is Al-Mujeeb (The Responsive). We have read many articles telling us about the importance of du`a’, but in order for our du`a’ to be truly meaningful, we must accompany that du`a’ with a certain brokenness in the heart. This brokenness is the feeling of utter need, submission and surrender to Allah, and realizing that truly it is only He who can get us out of...

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