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Having Good Thoughts(Husn al-Zann) of Allah in Testing times

Having Good Thoughts (Ḥusn al-Ẓann) of Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) in Times of Trial & Affliction Jābir b. ʿAbd Allāh al-Ansāri relates that he heard Allāh’s Messenger (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) say three days before his death: “None of you should die except whilst assuming the best about Allāh.“[1] As Muslims, we should always assume […]

What comes after the ten blessed days of Dhul Hijjah?

What comes after the ten blessed days of Dhul Hijjah? Did you do your best the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah, benefiting from the time good deeds are most beloved to Allah ‘azza wa jall? Guess what? A sign of Allah accepting your good deeds is that He enables you to continue doing them. […]

Hajj: Tips and Reflections

Hajj: Tips and Reflections 9/16/2014 -By: Jarir N Dirini ( This is the most important and dramatic event in a Muslim’s life. Accordingly, you must prepare yourself for this holy journey. I would like to share with you few tips that might help ease some of the difficulties that you might encounter. Beforehand, I would like […]

15 ways to bring Hajj to you NOW!

15 ways to bring Hajj to you NOW! When I watched the intro video of the ‘Hajj: from Ritual to Spiritual’ course it reminded me of my Hajj.  I never saw a course like this, focused on understanding Hajj. I only watched some ‘prep videos’ online, you know, the ones telling you what to pack […]