Spirituality


Introduction to ‘Istikhara’

The Istikhara is an Islamic tradition which is strongly rooted in the culture of the Shi’a especially those of Iran, India and Pakistan. Unfortunately however, it has been noticed that most people have an incorrect view of…


Etiquette of the Holy Month of Ramadhan

It has been narrated from the Commander of the Faithful Imam ‘Ali [a]1 that: “Don’t say Ramadhan because, you don’t know what Ramadhan is. Whoever says so must pay charity and must offer an atonement fast,…


11 reasons why every Muslim should travel

I take off at every opportunity I can, be it with family, friends or alone, exploring, photographing and documenting interesting stuff in exotic destinations and taking the odd selfie to make friends jealous along the…


IMAM SAJJAD’S REACTION TO THOSE WHO MISTREATED HIM

The lives of religious leaders are lessons of honor, nobility, forgiveness and humanness. Their spiritual merits were manifested in practical lessons in a most magnificent picture. One day Imam ‘Ali ibn al-Husayn as-Sajjad (a.s.) was…


Taqwa in Islam

“Is he who founds his building on God wariness and \[the pursuit of Allah’s] pleasure better off or he who founds his building on the brink of a collapsing bank which collapses with him into…


SECOND GREATER SIN – DESPAIR

The second Greater Sin is to despair of the Mercy of Allah (S.w.T.). “Al-yā-so Min Rūhallah” (To despair of the Rūh of Allah) Rūh: according to the dictionary means a breeze that pleases and comforts….


IMAM SAJJAD’S REACTION TO THOSE WHO MISTREATED HIM

The lives of religious leaders are lessons of honor, nobility, forgiveness and humanness. Their spiritual merits were manifested in practical lessons in a most magnificent picture. One day Imam ‘Ali ibn al-Husayn as-Sajjad (a.s.) was…