Beliefs & Teachings

How can we distinguish between tribulations that come as tests of our faith and those that come as punishments for our sins?
Along Allah’s names are al-Muqaddim and al-Mu’akhkhir -- the Expediter and the Deferrer. These two names go together.
The name al-Qādir (the Able) has two connotations: one is strength and ability; the other is giving measure and making determinations.
When we believe in our hearts that Allah is Self-Subsisting, needing no one but able to fulfill the needs of all, it becomes natural for us to turn to Him and pin our hopes in Him alone.