Spirituality

Why Pray?

In his discourse on prayer in An Elementary Study of Islam, Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (rh) quotes from chapter 29, verse 46 of the Holy Qur’an: “Verily, Prayer prevents the...

Prayer in Hinduism

When I reflect on my understanding of prayer in Hindu religion, the first thing that comes to mind is the religious origins of yoga. Having taken a yoga class in high school and a...

Prayers of Women

Islam states that in the spiritual world, women are regarded equal to men and will be rewarded just like men. Islam also claims that women can also attain high spiritual status...

Prayers for Healing

Prophet Abraham (as) bears witness in the Holy Qur’an: “And when I fall ill, it is He (Allah) Who restores me to health.”(1) Indeed, we find everyday instances of people...

What is the Spirit? An Islamic Perspective

  By Mubasher Ahmad, M.A., LL.B. In the Arabic language in which the Holy Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (sa), there are two words commonly used for human life....

Spiritualism or Organized Religion

By Rabia Salim As a parent and now a teacher, a term that I have come across a lot in the classroom over the last five years is mindfulness, and it makes me think of yoga and...

Spirituality and Prophethood

By Amtul Kafi Yadullah Bhunnoo Spirituality is “the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things”(1). Prophethood is a...