How to Make Du’a

Supplication, or Du’a, is one of the essentials of worship in Islam. Someone who does not frequently make Du’a is not only losing out on attaining Allah’s blessings, but is also deprived of worshiping Allah in a very personal manner. Abstinence from making Du’a is a sign of arrogance and is reminiscent of the attitude…

The Concept of Charity in Islam

Charity, sadaqah in Arabic, is one of the most important concepts in Islam. In addition to Zakat (obligatory charity) being a pillar of Islam, charity is one of the most emphasized themes in the Qur’an. For instance, Allah has revealed that helping the needy financially is equivalent to giving a loan to Allah, which He…

Optimism in Islam

The word optimism is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something”. Islam is a great advocate of optimism; it encourages its followers to have a positive outlook on life and, having made the necessary effort, to hope for the help of Allah and the best…