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Archive for September, 2011
Mecca for the rich: Islam’s holiest site ‘turning into Vegas’ – The Independent

Mecca for the rich: Islam’s holiest site ‘turning into Vegas’ Historic and culturally important landmarks are being destroyed to make way for luxury hotels and malls, reports Jerome Taylor Saturday, 24 September 2011 Behind closed doors – in places where the religious police cannot listen in – residents of Mecca are beginning to refer to [...]

Rare Video of Habib Ahmad Mashur al-Haddad Reciting the Testification of Faith (tahlil) – YouTube

Habib Ahmad Mashur al-Haddad Tahlil – YouTube A rare clip of Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad, author of the great work on the testimony of faith, Key to the Garden: Photographed by Peter Sanders AL-HABIB AHMAD MASHUR IBN TAHA AL HADDAD AL-SAGGAF NOBLE DESENDANT OF RASULLULAH  صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم Al Habib Ahmad Mashhur bin Taha Al-Haddad, [...]

Video: Leaving inward sins of objection to Allah – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani at SeekersHub

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani @ SeekersHub Toronto : Concluding “Leaving sin outwardly and inwardly” – YouTube   Shaykh Faraz Rabbani concludes the explanation of the Qur’anic verse on leaving all sin [Qur'an, 6.120]–outward & inward, manifest & hidden, clear & subtle. This closing explains a critical concept: leaving the grave inward sins of objecting to Allah, consciously [...]

Leaving sin, outward & inward – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani at SeekersHub (www.SeekersHub.org)

Leaving Sin: Explanation of Qur’an: 6.120 – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani at SeekersHub (www.SeekersHub.org)   Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the Qur’anic verse on leaving all sin [Qur'an, 6.120]–outward & inward, manifest & hidden, clear & subtle. Allah Most High says, “Leave outward sin and inward…” [Qur'an, 6.120] This is part of the series on “Qualities of [...]

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf: God-consciousness After Ramadan (Eid Al Fitr 2011) – Zaytuna College on YouTube

Hamza Yusuf: God-consciousness After Ramadan (Eid Al Fitr 2011) – YouTube   Shaykh Hamza Yusuf offers reflections before the sermon and prayer on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, 2011.  Shaykh Hamza Yusuf is a co-founder of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, Ca: http://www.zaytunacollege.org/ For additional lectures and articles by Hamza Yusuf, http://sandala.org/    

Video: Cambridge Muslim College – featuring Sh. Abdal Hakim Murad, Sh. Hamza Yusuf, and others

The Cambridge Muslim College supports the development of training and Islamic scholarship to help meet the many challenges facing Britain today. The college is dedicated to maintaining academic excellence and pushing the boundaries of Islamic learning in the West. Drawing on resources and expertise in Cambridge and beyond, the college’s mission is to help translate [...]

The Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge – Nur Sacred Sciences

The Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge The Islamic tradition teaches us that both students of sacred knowledge and their teachers have lofty principles and refined codes of conduct that they must adhere to in order to ensure that they can truly achieve virtue through their knowledge and that God opens up for them (futūḥ) the full [...]

Video: Imam Zaid – A Legacy of Pride – Radical Middle Way

Video: Imam Zaid – A Legacy of Pride – Radical Middle Way Click here to watch Imam Zaid Shakir outlines the importance of making connections with our Islamic history and why it is important to be aware of how their steadfast nature and upright character serve as examples to Muslims across the world today. The [...]

Poem: The Would-Be Sufi and the Would-be Salafi by Novid Shaid

The Would-Be Sufi and the Would-be Salafi By Novid Shaid, 2011 www.novid.co.uk Once there were two neighbours who were locked in a rivalry, for one was a would-be Sufi and the other a would-be Salafi. “You’re a man of shirk and innovation!” argued the Salafi, “You’re an arrogant man,” smiled the Sufi, “You lack spirituality!” [...]

Ramadan in Somalia with Islamic Relief Canada’s Medical Team

Ramadan in Somalia with Islamic Relief Canada’s Medical Team Dr. Ikramuddin Syed is a Canadian doctor volunteering in Somalia with Islamic Relief Canada. Below are some of his reflections and thoughts on the current crisis. It was just the other day I realized that there wasn’t really any crying. There was unbelievable suffering but no [...]