Posts Tagged ‘Trials’

On Call: The Trials of Being a Muslim Doctor during Ramadan

by Ahmed Zaafran Originally published in August 2010 With Ramadan rapidly approaching, the time has come to prepare mentally, spiritually, and physically for one of the most important times of the year in Islam. The month of Ramadan comes at the height of summer this year, bringing unique challenges. The focus of this particular article […]

He Could Relate

Commanded to Love: 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 Many times we may fall into thinking that Allah doesn’t love us because of the trials that we are put through, but as a mercy, […]

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

On May 6th, 2011, Hassan Elwan gave a lecture titled “Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?” at the Islamic Institute of Orange County (IIOC).

Thinking Well of Allah

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 “I am […]

Satan’s Strategy

One of the most sobering talks I have with my students entering their first professional year of pharmacy school is about substance abuse. It is now a staple in our program to bring in a rehabilitated pharmacist on the last day of orientation to talk about his experience with substance abuse – what led him […]

Mariam’s Spiritual Journey

What Would Mariam Do? Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV Our second lesson: Mariam (as) had a deep spiritual relationship with Allah (subhanahu wa ta`ala – exalted is He).  We see in her example how a mind, body, and soul can be spiritually dedicated to Him. As we examine these elements, […]

Shukr That Blinds

Author’s note: The brother who told me this story allowed me to adapt it as if it happened to me for the purposes of this article. A Lesson on the Way to the Mosque I was late. I always managed to be a bit late, always missing thefirst takbir(the saying of AllahuAkbar to start the […]

A Soul’s Burden

Trials and tribulations are a part of life. We do not like them; we do not like to go through them; but eventually we accept them. Even if we pray, fast, pay our zakat and do all different forms of ibadat we still get tested. Sadness sometimes fills our hearts. We could be the best […]