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Leaving Sins, Both Manifest and Hidden

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani expands on Sura al-An‘am 6:120, detailing what it means to leave manifest and hidden sins, and to find contentment in Allah. One of the times when people really hurt themselves is in trials, because outwardly the trial itself doesn’t harm you in any way whatsoever. Whatever happens outwardly doesn’t harm you in […]

I Don’t Feel Content About My Future Husband. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I have gotten to know a good man for marriage. My parents really like him. I have agreed to marry him. But why do I not feel content? I don’t know if I can be with him for the rest of my life. Answer: Assalamualaykum wa […]

What Does True Contentment Entail?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam alaykum, It is mentioned that the having contentment in the decree of Allah is a thing to strive for. Does it imply passivity through life, along with reliance on Allah? Does it mean not fighting a wrong done to one, or not striving for a promotion at work? […]

Being Content Without Consumerism

How can we be content with our lives? Why did the old man in the palace give the young man olive oil when he was asked about the meaning of happiness? Shaykh Ahmad Saad tells us the story, which serves as a powerful reminder for us to be content in whatever situation Allah has placed us in. […]

Are You Pursuing Happiness?

Are you pursuing happiness? How do we pursue it in the modern world? Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad discusses the meaning and pursuit of happiness in our lives. He eloquently describes the role of religion and specifically Islam in defining and pursuing happiness. Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, also known as Timothy John Winter, is one of […]

I Regret Leaving My Well-Paid Job to Raise My Small Children. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I regret leaving my well-paid job to stay home to raise my small children, and I am angry at my husband for encouraging my decision. I don’t like depending on him to provide for me. I don’t always agree with his decisions and as he brings the money […]

Should I Shave My Legs to Avoid People’s Mockery?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, I really don’t have a lot of hair on my body, including my legs. My friends are mocking me because of that. I was thinking about shaving my legs to promote growth of hair on them but I am afraid that, by doing so, it would show […]

Dealing With Difficult Decisions – Sidi Yousaf Seyal

It is quite common to find ourselves in situations where we feel we have little or no control over them. We respond in various ways… Before I proceed, I would like to acknowledge our humanness and understand that God created us weak. We forget, we are emotional, and we sin. God, the Merciful has gifted […]

Contentment: the Property of the Believers – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus – Video

YouTube – Contentment: the Property of the Believers’ YAHYA RHODUS (USA)   Shaykh Yahya Rhodus courses on SeekersGuidance (www.SeekersGuidance.org):   The Marvels of the Heart ‘The Wonders of the Heart‘ is the twenty-first book of the third quarter of the Ihya Ulum al-Din. This short course offers a detailed explanation of the text, and explores […]

Interview with One of Egypt’s Neglected Poor

An interview with a poor, elderly Egyptian lady. A thought-provoking reminder for all of us. What sort of perspective do we have on difficulties?