On Steadfastness, Miracles and the Challenges of Today

"While these are troubling times indeed, one should continuously push oneself to reach higher in terms of worship and avoidance of sins. The stories of the earlier generations of Muslims might seem like an ideal that is impossible to reach, but one needs to understand that the ulema included many of these stories to make the people aspire for more and never be satisfied with their current condition..." - (Full post: https://wp.me/p9bM3p-6s)

How Can We Know Our Sincerity?

"We might deceive ourselves into thinking that we have sincerity in our actions, but what if we truly stop and ponder? Can we say for sure that we only had Allah in our intention? Perhaps we could, but what about our intention during the course of the action? We might’ve started out with a sound intention, but as the action progressed it became corrupted by riya'..." - (Full post: https://wp.me/p9bM3p-6f)

Oppression is Not Removed by Force

"Many people might think that this quote encourages a passive approach which isn’t applicable to our time, as our reality is different and we need to take direct action to change it. Others might understand the quote as something related to the individual, and fail to see the role of the community in taking the means to ward off these tribulations. As always the truth is somewhere in between the two extremes..." - (Full post: https://wp.me/p9bM3p-65)

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