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“Islam requires community & I am an Introvert”

“Islam requires community and I am an introvert, what do I do?” I received this question recently. A great question. I think we all tend to have some mix of introversion and extroversion – no one is all introvert or all extrovert. You will find that...

Provision is from Allah

“Whoever is conscious of Allah – He will make for them a way out and provide for them in a way that they do not expect.”  [65:2] This verse is so powerful and short. Yet so difficult for many of us to bring into our lives and act upon. Sometimes...

Trusting in Allah

“And whoever relies upon Allah – then He is sufficient for him.”  [65:3] This is one of my favorite verses in the Quran. And I believe that in our present situation it has become even more important. Rely upon Allah and He will be sufficient for...

Something Fascinating about the Quran

One of the things that fascinates me about the Quran is the study of the connections between Surahs (chapters).  As an example, the last half of Surah Al-Fatihah (Surah #1) contains a plea for guidance – we beg of Allah to guide us. At the beginning of...

Mankind’s Repentance

To complete our discussion about the creation of mankind, let’s discuss what happened after Iblees’ rebellion. After Iblees’ rebellion and mankind’s knowledge and free will are highlighted, Adam and Hawwa (Eve) are in Paradise and they are...