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Fasting As an Attitude: Ten (10) Psychological Qualities of Fasting (1/2)

 Ten (10) Psychological Qualities of Fasting And whoever does more good than he is bound to do does good unto himself thereby; for to fast is to do good unto yourselves — if you but knew it.  [Quran 2:184]. Our … Continue reading

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Benevolence: Freeing the Heart from the Ego

Freeing the Heart from the Ego If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart … Continue reading

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Silencing Our Thoughts: Gagging the Ego & Its Echo

Echoes of the Ego So we also must learn to listen more to our conscience. Be careful, however: this does not mean we ought to follow our ego, do whatever interests us, whatever suits us, whatever pleases us. That is … Continue reading

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Diet, Discipline & Faith: Nourishing Our Spirit (1/2)

Diet, Discipline & Faith In other parts of our society, we see the growing attraction to various forms of a “spirituality of well-being” divorced from any community life, or to a “theology of prosperity” detached from responsibility for our brothers … Continue reading

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Fasting, Discipline & Self-control: Willpower over Habits (2/2)

Willpower over Habits Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance. The smallest good act today is the capture of a strategic point … Continue reading

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Fasting Quotes: Islam & Ramadan; Quran; Hadith; Imams (7/7)

Ramadan & Fasting Quotes: Quran; Hadith; Imams; & Shaykhs Quran on Ramadan, Fasting Hadith on Ramadan, Fasting Imams, Shaykhs on Ramadan, Fasting Imam Ja’far Al-Sadiq (83 – 148 AH) (702 – 765 C.E.) Imam al-Ghazali (450 – 503 AH)(c. 1058–1111 C.E.) Shaykh … Continue reading

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Sustainable Faith: Cultivating Piety in a Knowledgeful Mind

Piety in a Knowledgeful Mind  For if men are controlled by their earthly natures, they give their minds to earthly things. If they are controlled by their spiritual natures, they give their minds to spiritual things. Because for the mind … Continue reading

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Bipolar Piety: Thankfulness and Remorse (2/2)

Thankfulness & Remorse True thankfulness in one’s heart is manifested through the conviction and acknowledgment that all bounties are from God, and then ordering one’s life accordingly. One can thank God verbally and through one’s daily life only if personally … Continue reading

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