Why were we Created?


All praise is due to Allâh and may His peace and blessings be upon his last Messenger sallallâhu 'alayhi wa sallam and on all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day. We have to answer the most fundamental question that every human being asks himself at some point in his or … Continue reading Why were we Created?

Prof. Al-Attas’ view on the polemical usage of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims


On December 13, 2009, during the Worldview of Islam Seminar organized by the Assembly of Muslim Intellectuals or Himpunan Keilmuan Muda (HAKIM), there was a question being posted to Professor Al-Attas regarding the polemical usage of the word "Allah" by the non-Muslims. Below is the transcript of his brief-but-yet-concise enlightening remarks. As a word of … Continue reading Prof. Al-Attas’ view on the polemical usage of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims

Understanding God’s Giving and Depriving


In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa'illah As-Sakandari says: You might think that He is giving you, while in reality He is depriving you! And you might think that He is depriving you, while in reality He is giving you! If through your deprivation, He opens the doors of understanding … Continue reading Understanding God’s Giving and Depriving