Selfish versus Selfless Intentions

In yesterday’s meditation, we briefly touched upon a very important topic in Islam, our niyat. Today, we will go much deeper into this crucial subject. Before we begin anything important, we begin with a niyat. Whether it is Namaaz, a rozu, Umrah or Hajj, all spiritual practices begin with niyat and, more importantly, our intention […]

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The Safeguarding of the Quran Majid

In yesterday’s meditation, we discussed how the Quran Majid was received, recorded and organized. In today’s meditation, we will examine how it was safeguarded. The Quran Majid was not the first book revealed by Allah to his people. The Torah, for example, was revealed by Allah to the Jews through Musa Nabi (AS). However, in […]

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The Effort to Obtain Rizq

Today, we shall culminate our meditations on rizq by focusing on one very simple question, if Allah has already decreed what is for us, why should we put in effort and hard-work to attain it, as surely it will come to us anyway? There is a beautiful riwayat that answers this question for us. One day, in […]

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Halal and Haram Rizq

In our last meditation we mentioned the subject of rizq and, in doing so, we come to a very important question that is often misunderstood, that being the difference between halal and haram rizq. Moulana Ali (AS) once said to Imam Hassan (AS) that there are two types of rizq, that which you chase after […]

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Rizq and Sustenance

One of our main duas in Shaare Ramadan is for Allah to give us more rizq and increases our income and wealth, as this is one of our biggest areas of worry and concern. In the Quran Majid, there are many examples of how Allah provides for us, as after all, Allah is ‘khairul-razekeen’. In Surat […]

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The Start of All Ibadah

Shaare Ramadan is the month of ibadah and there was none whose ibadah was as pure and pious as Maulana Ali (AS). Amirul Mumineen (AS) shares with us a very profound and beautiful way to begin our ibadah. Maulana Ali (AS) says that before we do ibadah we must first do wudhu and before we do wudhu, we must […]

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Month of Ramadan

As over a billion people are observing the month of Ramadan, I thought I’d share some spiritual significance regarding this month, as, after all, we may share different beliefs, but we share the same spirituality. Just a child is born in the 9th month of pregnancy, Ramadan is the 9th month of the Muslim Calendar and […]

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