A Question of Deen and Dunya: How to Follow Religion Today?

Most of us struggle to make time for our religious obligations in the midst of our wordly lives. Today, the majority of Muslims look for an answer to this pivotal question, how to strike a balance between practicing Deen and living in the Dunya? This is a query not just related to contemporary times. It arose in the early stages of Islam as well.  A Companion of the Prophet, Hanzala (RA) feared that he had become a hypocrite because, during his day-to-day activities pertaining to his family or his business, thoughts of Allah would slip from his mind. He shared this concern with Abu Bakr (RA) who admitted to feeling the same. So they both went to the Prophet (PBUH) and Hanzala (RA) inquired: "Allah's Messenger, when we are in your company, we are reminded of Hell-Fire and Paradise as if we are seeing them with our own eyes, but whenever we go away from you and attend to our wives, children and business, much of these things go out of our minds.” To read what the Prophet PBUH responded with, read our new article by Muhammad Saddam on balancing practicing religion with dunya.

Reason & Revelation

By Talha Waqas Modernism in relation to real life is a double edged sword. On one edge, there are the benefits of greater scientific and technological developments that advance humanity. The other edge emphasises movements and concepts that deny firm long-held beliefs on morality, liberty, and religiosity. Modern movements such as liberalism, secularism, and radical... Continue Reading →

Happiness – a state of mind or a milestone?

By Maha Amjad Everyone is searching for happiness; but is happiness really a destination or a journey? Standing in front of the university crowd, all glammed up for the farewell, she was asked to give a word of advice. All her thoughts about prompting them to understand the word of God went out of her mind amidst the discussion about their search for happiness. She... Continue Reading →

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