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Archive for June, 2009
Calling to Change: The Method of Giving Dawah

In this lecture, Shaykh Faraz discusses four considerations to take into account when calling to Allah (the Most Exalted): the call itself, the caller, the one called, and the way of calling. Download Options: (1) Download this talk here. (right click and “save”) or (2) Download podcasts directly onto your iPod by going to Seekers [...]

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf on Michael Jackson’s Death – Shock Dead Everybody’s Gone Mad

Zaytuna Institute & Academy On the newsEverybody’s dog foodBang bangShock deadEverybody’s gone mad… From “They Don’t Care About Us” by Michael Jackson As a little boy, Michael Jackson had an extraordinary charisma — as well as an absolute innocence — that was disarmingly charming. It captivated millions of Americans and eventually people around the world. [...]

The Virtues of Witr at the End of the Night

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Twenty-six): In this lecture, Shaykh Faraz discusses the virtues of Witr at the End of the Night. Jabir (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever fears not being able to pray at the end of the [...]

The Virtues of Lengthy Standing in Prayer

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Twenty-five): In this lecture, Shaykh Faraz discusses the virtues of lengthy standing in Prayer. Jabir ibn Abd Allah (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) was asked about which prayer is best. He replied (peace and blessings be [...]

False Spirituality – from Reliance of the Traveller

“Others claim to have attained to gnosis and contemplative knowledge of the Divine, to have passed through spiritual stations and states, and to have reached nearness to Allah, while they know nothing of any of this except the words. You might see one of them reiterating these terms, thinking it above the combined learning of [...]

Make Dua for Shaykh Walead Basyouni’s Son, Yusuf (4, diagnosed with leukemia)

Our Son Yousuf – An Urgent Call For Your Du’aa at Suhaib Webb Shaykh Suhaib Webb makes a passionate call for us to make dua for the four year-old Yusuf, son of Shaykh Waleed Basyouni of AlMaghrib Institute, who has been diagnosed with leukemia. Raise your hands and make dua for li’l Yusuf, and for [...]

The Virtues of Praying Between Maghrib and Isha Prayers

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Twenty-four): In this lecture, Shaykh Faraz discusses the virtues of praying between Maghrib and Isha Prayers. Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever prays six rakats after Maghrib–without speaking ill between them–shall have the [...]

Knowledge and Ethics in Islam

“… Allah will exalt those of you who believe, and those who are given knowledge, in high degrees;” (Surah al-Mujadila v. 11) In this lecture, Shaykh Faraz discusses the tremendous virtue of knowledge in Islam and explains how our knowledge of the deen should not consist of mere factoids and to-do-lists but should be a [...]

The Virtues of Prayer at Night

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Twenty-three): In this lecture, Shaykh Faraz discusses the virtues of praying at night. Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “The best of fasting after Ramadan is in the Month of Allah–Muharram. And the best [...]

The Virtues of the Voluntary Prayer at Home

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Twenty-One): In this lecture, Shaykh Faraz discusses the virtues of praying while in ones home. Jabir ibn Abd Allah (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “If one of you prays at your mosque, then leave a [...]