Why Do Muslims Go to Hajj in Mecca?

Why Do Muslims Go To Hajj in Mecca?

Every year, millions of Muslims go to Hajj in Mecca, fulfilling one of the Five Pillars of Islam, namely to make the Hajj in the holy and sacred city of Mecca at least once in a lifetime if able to do so. Yet in addition to the requirement of simply fulfilling one of the Five Pillars of Islam, what are …

Meditation in Islam

[hr] [hr] Allah Almighty said, “Neither the heavens nor the earth can contain Me, save the heart of a believer.” The doorway to the Divine Presence is in your heart. Through meditation in Islam, you learn to look within. You learn to awaken the capacity for consciousness in your heart. Through meditation in Islam you learn to surrender yourself. You …

Podcast: How to Represent Islam

Islam is nearly universally misunderstood in the modern world, and as Muslims, it is imperative to ask, “What is the most effective way to represent Islam truly?” Islam is understood primarily as a cultural identity and a dogmatic belief system by the majority of Muslims, rather than the living spiritual path of awakening and enlightenment it truly is, and as …

Podcast: The Book of Eli

The Book of Eli, starring Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis and Gary Oldman, is a powerful movie on the power of faith for both good and evil. Set in a post-apocolyptic world, the Book of Eli depicts not only the abuse of religion and sacred scripture, but also describes at the same time the bleakness of a world without faith. The Book …

What is Sufism?

Properly understanding what is Sufism is essential in our current age, more important now than ever before, for it is within the sacred tradition of Sufism that humanity will fully flower in consciousness, nearness to the Divine, and awaken to the next stage in human development and the evolution of consciousness. Although Sufism is nearly universally misunderstood by both Muslims and …

How to Make Allah Happy in Islam

In answering the question, “How to make Allah happy in Islam?”, I am going to provide a perhaps unexpected and surprising answer, a different angle on the subject than one might normally expect. First, however, an important distinction and clarification. Distinction and Clarification In addressing the question, “How to make Allah happy?”, or “How to please Allah in Islam?”, it …

The Blessings and Benefits of Fajr Prayer in Islam

“Those who believe and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and regular charity — they will have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.” — Surah al-Baqarah (Holy Quran, 2:277) Consistent and daily prayer practice constitutes one of the Five Pillars of Islam, holding a place of such importance and …

Gratitude in Islam: How to Attract Abundance

And remember! Your Lord caused to be declared: If ye are grateful, I will add more unto you. — Surah Ibrahim (Holy Qur’an, 14:5-7) One of the most important aspects of the Islamic Meditation Program is the cultivation of gratitude in Islam, for not only is gratitude the heart and essence of Islam, it is also the key to attracting …