“(The righteous are those) who feed the poor, the orphan and the captive for the love of God, saying: ‘We feed you for the sake of God Alone; we seek from you neither reward nor thanks.” – [Quran, 76:8-9]
Tomorrow is the big day we've all been waiting for! It is our first service event of the year and, Alhamdulillah, it will be a great opportunity for not just the Muslim community, but individuals throughout Loyola's vibrant community to come together. You definitely don't want to miss out on this :) See you tomorrow iA and don't forget to bring in some fruit! 😃🍌🍊🍎 ... See MoreSee Less
I hope you all had wonderful fall break. This week Sunnah In Action is about taking care of orphans. Please take a moment to read this beautiful post.
Sahl ibn Sa’d reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The one who cares for an orphan and myself will be together in Paradise like this,” and he held his two fingers together to illustrate.
We all have a common goal that we all seek and that is to enter paradise, and the prophet peace be upon him reassures us that we will be with him in the afterlife if we take care of the orphans in this one. Such an amazing reward for such a simple task. There are many opportunities for you to take care of orphans, most of them are very simple and easy, you can put a smile on their face, spend time with them, give them a gift, and much more. Fortunately you have the opportunity here at school to take care of them; we collect donations for the orphan drive every week after Jummuah and at all our events. Do not underestimate the reward you may receive even if it is but a dollar that you give. ... See MoreSee Less
Assalaamu alaykum everyone! There is a service committee meeting happening today at 2:30 pm in Damen 216! This is going to be an important as roles are going to be assigned for the semester at this meeting! Also the bagged lunch event is only 10 days away! Great way to get involved in service!!! 😃👌 ... See MoreSee Less
This week Sunnah in Action is one of the most important: Remembering our obligatory prayers! Please take a few moments to read this post and let's all try our best to fix any problems we have with forgetting or being unable to complete our obligatory prayers.
Narrated Anas: The Prophet said, "If anyone forgets a prayer he should pray that prayer when he remembers it. There is no expiation except to pray the same." Then he recited: "Establish prayer for My (i.e. Allah's) remembrance." (20.14).”
In Islam, one of the most important things to do is our daily prayers. It is one of the first questions a believer will be questioned about. As we all know being college students, it is sometimes difficult to keep up with our prayers. We tend to forgot about our prayers because we are in class or too busy studying for an exam. If you miss a prayer, as soon as you remember it go and prayer. Do not stop praying for the day just because you forgot one of the prayer. We have to remember that no matter what action we do in life, the most important aspect in our life is our relationship with Allah(swt). Prayer increases our faith, and through prayer we can remember Allah(swt) and seek forgiveness. It gives up the ability to connect with Allah(swt) and remember His blessings. It keeps us humble, washes away our sins, solve our problems, unites us together, and much more . This act of worship is our key to success in this world and in here-after. ... See MoreSee Less
Assalaamu alaykum all! I hope you are having a blessed day of 'Arafah! Please join the Brothers in the Musalla and the Sisters in Mundelein 620 at 6:45 pm for community iftars! Feel free to bring something to share if you'd like and we hope to see you tonight! ... See MoreSee Less
Assalaamu alaykum! If you attended the Lead with Mercy lecture last week or the My Life on Purpose workshop last year and are interested in receiving updates from Oaktree Institute, please fill out the form attached. ... See MoreSee Less
Sunnah in Action this week is about guarding ones tongue!! Please take a moment to read this post so we all can benefit from it Insh'Allah!!
Narrated by Anas bin Malik, The Prophet was not one who would abuse (others) or say obscene words, or curse (others), and if he wanted to admonish anyone of us, he used to say: "What is wrong with him, his forehead be dusted!" (Sahih Muslim).
Everyday, we deal with problems and experiences that test our patience. At times we, unfortunately (and sometimes, unknowingly), get caught in the moment and we’ll “diss” someone or throw out a cuss word. In some rarer situations, it can get physical as well. Let us try to be more conscious of our actions and language and avoid vulgar. Instead, we can say “La Hawla wala Kuwata illa b’illah” or “astaghfirallah” or “Alhamdulillah.” Subahanallah, just a word or a phrase and we can change that moment of weakness into a moment of righteousness and remembrance of Allah. Just look at what the Prophet PBUH would say, “"What is wrong with him, his forehead be dusted!" This is most likely a prayer for the person to prostrate to God (hence the dust) and, God willing, be guided onto the correct path. So let us try to imitate the Prophet PBUH by exercising self-restraint through guarding our tongue and instead using righteous language. ... See MoreSee Less
Assalaamu alaikum! As you may know, one of our biggest events of the year is Islam Appreciation Week. Last year, we had a wonderful week and to ensure this year is nothing less, we've got to start planning early. Please fill out this quick survey to help plan for #IAW2016. :)
Have you ever had any doubts about Islam? Have you ever thought, how can Islam be the true religion when it conflicts with so much of what we know and understand? Or does it?
On October 2-4, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi will be in town teaching a revolutionary class, No Doubt- God, religion, and politics in the modern world. To register, please visit Almaghrib.org/Chicago ... See MoreSee Less
I pray that you are doing some good since you're alive and all :)
Just a reminder that the Islam and InterReligious Dialogue will be taking place today at 3:30 pm on the IC 4th floor! Please refer to the flyer for more details and we hope to see you take part in the conversation, inshaAllah. SHOW UP yoo :) :) ... See MoreSee Less
When our speaker himself reaches out to us with his excitement for the event! #goals inshaAllah we hope to see you in Galvin Auditorium tomorrow at 6 pm! Pizza will be served so come hungry for knowledge and food!!! ... See MoreSee Less
This week Sunnah in Action is about forgiveness from Allah(Swt), written by Khaldoon Abourahma!!
On the authority of Anas, who said: I heard the messenger of Allah say: Allah the Almighty has said: “O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as its.”
This is a very beautiful hadith. This shows how vast Allahs mercy is. Allah will forgive any sin a person will make regardless of how much a person will commit them. Allah will never break a promise and He promises to always forgive a person if they realize what they've done and turn to Allah and sincerely ask for his mercy and forgiveness. ... See MoreSee Less
Tomorrow and Tuesday you can save THREE lives, help kids who are battling cancer with their blood transfusion treatments, and be entered into a drawing to win a #99 Lamarr Houston autographed football.
Stop by Rambler Room in CFSU Monday or Tuesday from 10:30 am to 5:00pm to donate blood!!! Catch y'all there ... See MoreSee Less
Assalaamu alaykum all! On Thursday, Sept. 17th, the Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage is hosting an Islam and Interreligious Dialogue event for our university. The event will take place on the 4th floor of the IC and will start at 3:30. We look forward to seeing you, inshaAllah. Several students from our MSA will be taking part in the event. ... See MoreSee Less
Salaam everyone! It’s that time of the semester again where you could be a real life hero! MSA is working with LifeSource to hold a blood drive next week, iA. Imagine with just 45 minutes you could save THREE lives! On top of that this blood drive is extra special. In honor of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness month, your blood would help 3 kids with their blood transfusion treatments. As a bonus every donor will be entered into a drawing to win a #99 LAMARR HOUSTON autographed football. Stop by the Rambler Room in CFSU Monday, September 14th or Tuesday, September 15th from 10:30am to 5:00pm and help save lives.
“…And whoever saves one - it is as if he had saved mankind entirely…” (Quran 5:32)
***walk-ins are welcome, however appointments are encouraged. Please refer to the flier on how to make an appointment***
CO-SPONSORS: Wellness Advocates, Pakistani Student Association, and the American Medical Student Association ... See MoreSee Less