Posts Tagged ‘sacrifice’

Reaching the Source

By Noha Gomaa The other day I passed by my University and noticed a blood drive taking place.  I have seen blood drives before, ads and signs asking people to give.  They became so frequent and like any other advertisement, I would just walk by. But that day I was curious.  I turned around and […]

How Do We Get Closer to Allah?

Difficulty or Ease Series:  Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI By AbdelRahman Mussa This small series of articles aims to explore the following questions: Does Islam promote ease or difficulty? Does Islam state that the path to Allah is that of difficulty? Previously we discussed: With Hardship There is Ease Wondrous […]

Psychology, Islam & Self-Control

By Saadia Khan One of the things I like to do in my spare time is read psychology books. When I was about to complete my undergraduate degree—a double major in history and political science–I was informed by the registrar’s office that I was only two half-courses short of completing a minor in psychology. Apparently, […]

Abu Hurairah: Opportunity & Sacrifice

Imam Abu Hurairah (ra) was the Prophet’s companion ﷺ (peace be upon him) for only three years, but he narrated the most ahadith from amongst the other sahabah (Prophet’s companions). During these three years, Abu Hurairah did not earn a living; he accompanied the Prophet ﷺ wherever he went. In various narrations, Abu Hurairah mentions […]

Explanation of Surat al-Kawthar

“Indeed we have granted you the Kawthar (river in heaven). So pray to your Lord and sacrifice. Indeed, your enemy is the one cut off.” (Qur’an, 108) It’s Name Some scholars gave it the name “the Chapter of Sacrifice.” Kawthar is the name given to the surah in the old and new copies of Qur’an. […]