Gratitude to Allah: From No Thanks to Properly Grateful

The analogy of the king and the horse shows the various forms of gratitude people express. Al-Ghazali used it in his book On Patience and Thankfulness. So imagine a king who wants to go on a journey.   He does a favor to a person of his entourage by giving...

Allah According to Allah: Answered and Unanswered Dua

Why my dua is not answered even though Allah said Call on Me and I will answer you [Quran 40:60]?  Someone asked the same question to imam Jafar al-Sadiq: Why do I call upon Allah but I don’t see any answer? He replied: Because you...

7 Lessons from Luqman that Will Make You Wise

No need to climb mountains to find wisdom. Wisdom is closer than you might think. It takes Allah eight ayats to summarize the wisdom of Luqman.  In them, we’ll find a series of interconnected topics ranging from our relationship with God to...