Archive for the ‘Spiritual Purification’ category

Understanding Paradise

Paradise and Hell: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII A place like we have never seen. A place we can hardly imagine. A place of no sadness, no hardships, no heartache. Eternal bliss. A place that we crave and that craves us. Allah subahanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) […]

Paradise and Hell

Paradise and Hell Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII Imagine that you knew the angel of death was coming to you in a few hours. What would your first thought be? For most of us, it would be: What have I prepared for the next life?! Doctors today […]

Description of Hellfire

by Raiiq Ridwan Glimpses into the World of the Unseen: I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII My fingers tremble and my mind is uneasy as I begin writing. However, it is a reality that the Hellfire exists and it is indeed the logical consequence for those […]

In The Shade Of The Throne

by Raiiq Ridwan Glimpses into the World of the Unseen: I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII Imam Muslim narrates a terrifying hadith from Al-Miqadad ibn Al-Aswad, may Allah be pleased with him, who said that he heard the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (peace be upon him) say, “The Sun will get closer to […]

Ten Principles for Those Seeking the Path of Allah

by Imam Ghazali | Translated and Abridged by Webb Translators Principle 1: Have a sincere, unwavering intention.  Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, “each person will be rewarded for what he intended” (Muslim). This calls for determination in the heart to continuously act or to abstain from something only for God’s sake. A sign of having sincere […]

The Hardest Company to Keep

By Umm Ibrahim Dearest Heart, You are closer to me than my own two sides, a Divinely apportioned piece of my very existence, sometimes dark and sometimes alight. You’re with me everywhere I go, a fixed companion, running so deep that sometimes I don’t know where you end and I begin. You can be a […]

30 Reasons for Redemption and Elevation, Not Despair

Note: These lessons were acquired while participating in the ipersonalenrichment.com program. Scholars have often noted that a Muslim should have an almost balanced level of fear and hope in Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (Exalted is He), while their hope in Him should actually be more due to the hadith (narrations) of the Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon […]

The Abandonment of the Qur’an

By Iman Badawi It is known as “al-Kitab” (the Book). It is so well known and highly revered that when any Muslim refers to “the Book,” it is understood to mean the Holy Qur’an. It is the book above all books because it is the complete and final revelation of Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted […]

On Filling the Inner Hole and Coming Home

We’re Home. And then we aren’t. Torn away from our origin, we came across time and space to another world. A lesser world. But in that separation, something painful happened. We were no longer with God in the physical space. We could no longer see Him with our physical eyes, or speak to Him with […]

iPersonal Enrichment

Interview with AbdelRahman Mussa  1. When did you start learning about therapy and why? What does this work mean to you? I’ve always been fascinated by how humans work. It fascinated me how so much miscommunication happens and I wanted to know what motivates people and what makes some better at certain things than others. I […]

Where the Day of Judgement Begins

by Raiiq Ridwan Glimpses into the World of the Unseen Part: I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII In the previous article, we put together the various names Allah uses for the Day of Judgement. Insha’Allah (God willing), we will be moving on today. However, moving on is not necessarily moving forward. What we will do is step back a bit and look […]

Ikhlas: The Foundation

How to Achieve Tranquility of the Heart Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX| Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV | Part XV | Part XVI | Part XVII | Part XVIII | Part XIX | Part XX The key to your station with […]

The Chemistry of Faith

By Iman Badawi I never liked chemistry because I wasn’t good at it.  Even now, as I fully admit, that it is unfair to have judged the messy subject by my own personal limitations, I still feel stress every time I hear the word “lab” or see someone wearing goggles. Most people love mixing things, a […]

Allah is with the Patient

How to Achieve Tranquility of the Heart Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV | Part XV | Part XVI | Part XVII | Part XVIII | Part XIX | Part XX “O you who […]

To Become Allah’s Wali

How to Achieve Tranquility of the Heart Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII| Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV | Part XV | Part XVI | Part XVII | Part XVIII | Part XIX | Part XX Today we will move on […]

Take Back Your Heart

Ocean of Dunya: Part I | Part II No one likes to fall. And few people would ever choose to drown. But in struggling through the ocean of this life, sometimes it’s so hard not to let the world in. Sometimes the ocean does enter us. The dunya does seep into our hearts. And like the […]

Remember Me, I Will Remember You

How to Achieve Tranquility of the Heart Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV | Part XV | Part XVI | Part XVII | Part XVIII | Part XIX | Part XX “Unquestionably, by the remembrance […]

Gems from Imam ibn al-Qayyim

Imam ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (died 1350 CE), may Allah have mercy on him, is one of the scholars that nearly every Muslim knows or has heard of. His quotes and sayings on the heart, the nature of desires, and worshiping Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala (Glorified is He) are posted everywhere. He is known as the […]

The Best Companions

How to Achieve Tranquility of the Heart Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV | Part XV | Part XVI | Part XVII | Part XVIII | Part XIX | Part XX The Prophet ﷺ […]

Hardships and the Path to God

The Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon him) said: “If Allah wills good for someone, He subjects them to hardship.” How could that be? How can hardship ever be good for us? What is the purpose of trials and why does Allah promise that we will face trials and tribulation? In what way does hardship purify […]