A New Year and Our Journey towards Allah (SWT)

A New Year and Our Journey towards Allah (SWT)

As we complete one year and begin another, it is important that we take some time to reflect on the year that has just passed and to look towards the new year that is beginning. In the Quran Majid, Allah (SWT) says in the 126th ayah of Surah at-Tauba ‘Are they not...
Eid-e-Ghadir Khum and the Importance of Ali (AS) in Islam

Eid-e-Ghadir Khum and the Importance of Ali (AS) in Islam

Rasulullah (SAW) said that Eid-e-Ghadir Khum is ‘Eid-ul lahil akbar’, the greatest Eid of Allah (SWT). In this meditation, we will discuss the importance of Eid-e-Ghadir Khum by examining why it was so important, why it still remains important and relevant to us today...
The True Sacrifice of Arafat and Eid-ul-Adha

The True Sacrifice of Arafat and Eid-ul-Adha

The twelfth month of the Islamic year marks the month of pilgrimage, Zilhajul Haram, where we return to Allah (SWT) through the pilgrimage of hajj. Although the physical pilgrimage is important and compulsory, it is also important that we understand the spiritual...
How Does Salaat Help Me to Make the Most of Each Day?

How Does Salaat Help Me to Make the Most of Each Day?

In our previous meditation, we focused upon how salaat can help us to improve our concentration. In this meditation, we will continue this same theme and explore how salaat can help us to make the most of each day. Imam Hussein (AS) said ‘Yabna Adam (AS) innaka innama...
How Does Salaat Help Me to Concentrate?

How Does Salaat Help Me to Concentrate?

We live in a world of distraction where we are constantly connected to technology and to the outside world. With this outward connection, where we are so connected to others, many of us have become disconnected from ourselves. As a result of this, we find it difficult...
The Spiritual Meaning of Eid-ul-Fitr

The Spiritual Meaning of Eid-ul-Fitr

As we end our meditations for Shahru Ramadan, it is important for us to understand the true meaning of Eid-ul-Fitr, that we will soon be celebrating. For all of us, Eid-ul-Fitr is a time when we visit family and friends, feast together and give gifts to those who are...
Shahru Ramadan and the Path of Sabr

Shahru Ramadan and the Path of Sabr

Throughout this blessed month, many of our meditations have focused upon manners. It is important to remember that our good manners start from our self, before we can be kind and compassionate to others, we must first be kind and compassionate to our self. In Surah...
Surah Al-Massad and Abu Lahab (LA) and His Wife

Surah Al-Massad and Abu Lahab (LA) and His Wife

During this blessed month of Shahru Ramadan, we will meditate upon various Surahs of the Quran Majid, so that we can become closer to our holy book, during its month of revelation. We have, so far, meditated upon the first three ayats of Surah Al-Massad, where Allah...
Surah Al-Massad and Abu Lahab (LA) and His Children

Surah Al-Massad and Abu Lahab (LA) and His Children

During this blessed month of Shahru Ramadan, we will meditate upon various Surahs of the Quran Majid, so that we can become closer to our holy book, during its month of revelation. We have, so far, meditated upon the first aya of Surah Al-Massad. Today, in sha Allah,...