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Beliefs and Practices of Islam, Page 2

Ramadan The Month Of Rehab

By Khalil Moya
“Ramadan is a period of spiritual renewal, detoxification of the soul, and attaining nearness to Allah…”

Khutbah: Know yourself, know Allah

By Arshad Gamiet
“We can control our lower Self by treating our ugly passions like wild animals that need to be tamed. Do not deny them. Acknowledge them, but be a good zoo-keeper. Keep those beasts under control. Always refer to your Higher Self. Refer to your Soul, your Ruuh, the ‘breath of Allah’ within you. The Ruuh never changes, but the spiritual heart, the Qalb, is always susceptible to change…”

Ramadan, the Month of Rehab

By Khalil Moya

“All year round, we enjoy too much freedom, and sometimes we misuse that freedom. Ramadan limits our freedom, so that we can de-toxify ourselves from too much excess..”

The Reality of Fasting

By Farooq Khan
“The purpose of fasting and the purpose of Ramadan are different. The purpose of fasting is to develop Taqwa. The purpose of Ramadan is to get closer to the Qur’an. The spirit of Ramadan is lost if you don’t come out of it knowing a little more Qur’an than you did before. The spirit is lost if you don’t come out of Ramadan more in love with the Qur’an than you were before.”

Beware of your inward state!

By Arshad Gamiet
“Prophet Muhammad said that whenever people are studying, seeking knowledge for Allah’s sake, then Allah’s angels are there, surrounding them with their wings. You and I cannot see the angels but they are certainly here, protecting us right now. In the same way, we cannot see the devils, the jinn, the subtle beings that try to mislead us from the Straight Path, the Sirat al mustaqeem. But they are there, nonetheless, waiting in ambush to entrap us!”

Blessings of the Mubarak Months

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
” What is remarkable about the Most Holy and Noble Qur’an is that it deals with human transactions in such a way as to give them a Divine flavour and a moral touch. It makes the presence of Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala felt in every transaction and acknowledges Him as the first source of guidance and the ultimate goal of all our transactions. It is humanity’s spiritual guide, his system of law, his code of ethics, and, above all, his way of life.”

Why do you believe?

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“Human beings enjoy a very special place in the entire realm of creation. Unlike all animals, humans are not just aware but they are also self-aware; they are not just conscious but they are self-conscious. Only man can turn his attention towards and analyze his own deeper self..”

Worship with Understanding

By Arshad Gamiet
“It’s not our fault if we don’t know Arabic. But it is our fault if we don’t care to learn at least the meaning of our Arabic prayers in our own language…”