Pleasing Allah through Taqwa

Pleasing Allah through Taqwa

Translations of Taqwa Taqwa is an essential Islamic term. Linguistically, this term is from the Arabic root, < ي – ق – و >  or  < w – q – y >, which means “to protect.”  In Islamic terminology, Taqwa means to…
Far Beyond My Comprehension

Far Beyond My Comprehension

What are the imperceptible facts of our lives — the facts that are part and parcel of our lives and yet, we are either heedless or unaware of them? The purpose of this article is to highlight those facts on the basis…
Beautiful Names of Allah part1

Asma’ Al-Husna Part 1: ALLAH and AL-RABB

Allah, “It is You We Worship and You We Ask for Help” As we open our ongoing series to illuminate the meanings of Asmâ’ Al- Ḥusna —conventionally translated the “Beautiful Names [of Allah]“—  we focus here on our Creator’s personal name, Allah…
Tiny Steps Toward A Big Journey

Tiny Steps Toward A Big Journey

ONE OF THE first pictures our children identify is that of the Ka‘bah. There it is: A black cube. Simplistic in taste. Overwhelming in presence. Surrounded by a sea of people clad in white. This is Allah’s House, our children know. My…