Monthly Archives: November 2013

God Guides Whom He Wills

At least 17 times a day, we have been commanded to call upon our Beloved Guide: “Guide us to the straight path; the path of those whom you have favored, not the path of those who have earned your displeasure … Continue reading

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Pain, Loss, and the Path to God

I still remember the desperation. In the deep disappointment which often follows self-reflection, I turned to my Creator to plead. I turned to plead – but not for what can be measured, bought, sold, or traded. It was desperation for … Continue reading

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Story of Prophet Yaqub / Jacob (alaihis salam) – Story narrated in Surah Yousuf

The story of Yaqub (alaihis salam) given in Surah Yusuf, is a moving story, imparting a strong lesson in patience, loyalty, nobility, and compassion. It also serves as an example of Allah’s power and supremacy and the execution of His rulings. Allah says: … Continue reading

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