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    Your Lord Has Not Forgotten You: To the Non-Arab...
    “O mankind! There has come to you a good advice from your Lord (i.e. the Quran), and a healing...
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    Are You Helping Others, But Harming Yourself?
    “Soul work nourishes community work, and it nourishes family work. And all work begins with the heart. So the...
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    But Are You a Blessing To Yourself?
    “O you who believe, fear Allah and keep your duty to Him. And let every soul look to what...
  • Muslim woman in hijab sitting in front of sunlit window
    Being a True Muslim Is a Fantasy?
    “On the Day you shall see the believing men and the believing women their light running forward before them...
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    Jesus, Christians and Afterlife: What Do Muslims Think?
    An American high school student was given the homework assignment to interview someone from a different faith, and he...
  • Teaching Your Heart Love for Allah’s Sake
    “And remind, for indeed, the reminder benefits the believers.” — Qur’an (Adh-Dhaariyaat, 51:55) In seeking to teach our hearts true...
  • In Search of True Love for Allah’s Sake
    “By the One in Whose Hand is my soul, you will not enter Paradise until you believe, and you...
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    Making the Most of Your Bad Days
    “You know when I started feeling better? When I stopped feeling bad about feeling bad.” —from the journal of Umm...
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    Protect Your Muslim Image or Muslim Soul?
    “Your Muslim image, or your Muslim soul? At a certain point, you have to decide which is more important...
  • Is Your Idea of Happiness and Success Spiritually Honest?
    “You have to care about your soul more than you care about the specifics of the temporary comforts and...
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    How Will My Child Eat? Reflections on the Mercy...
    “And if you would count the graces of Allah, never would you be able to count them....
  • Do We Care What Allah Wants For Us?
    “No,” the sister said indignantly. “I’m not going to pray about this because I know Allah will make it...