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Archive for July, 2012
Three Signs of Righteousness – Dhu’n Nun al-Masri

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful   Three Signs of Righteousness (birr) Good character is the essence of virtue   Dhu’n Nun al-Masri said,   “Three things are distinguishing signs of righteousness (birr):   (1) righteousness to parents, by excellence in obedience; humility; and spending one’s money on them; (2) righteousness to [...]

Video: Fulfilling the Purpose of Ramadan – Imam Tahir Anwar

Video: Fulfilling the Purpose of Ramadan – Imam Tahir Anwar This is a recording of a full workshop with Imam Tahir Anwar covering: – Obligation & History of Ramadan – In Preparation of Fasting – How to Fast: Intention, Methodology & Exemptions – Benefits of Ramadan & Setting Goals – Connecting to the Qu’ran Fulfilling [...]

Kalam Jadid, Islamization & The Worldview of Islam: Operationalizing the Neo-Ghazalian, Attasian Vision by Adi Setia

Kalam Jadid, Islamization & The Worldview of Islam: Operationalizing the Neo-Ghazalian, Attasian Vision by Adi Setia Adi Setia is Assistant Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, Department of General Studies, International Islamic University Malaysia. Shared with permission from the author. Download: Kalam Jadid, Islamization and Worldview of Islam Kalam Jadid Islamization & Worldview of [...]

The Reality of Bad Manners – From Imam al-Haddad’s “Two Treatises” – Immersing in the Sea blog

The Reality of Bad Manners – From Imam al-Haddad’s “Two Treatises” Read this following today in Mostafa al Badawi’s Introduction to Imam Haddad’s text, “Two Treatises, Mutual Reminding and Good Manners, and thought it was a powerful, needed reminder for myself. Posting to help keep the lesson close at hand. “It is bad manners of [...]

Research on the Famous Hadith of the Virtues of Ramadan and Its Three Parts – Shaykh Bilal Ali Ansari

Research on the Famous Hadith of the Virtues of Ramadan and Its Three Parts By Shaykh Bilal Ali Ansari Question: There is a ḥadīth that divides Ramadan into three periods. Is this ḥadīth authentic? Reply: After a detailed analysis of all the corroboratory chains of theḥadīth in question, it can be concluded that it is of a [...]

Prophetic Supplications for Fasting

Prophetic Supplications for Fasting Download PDF: Prophetic Supplications for Fasting 1. Frequent supplication when fasting and breaking fast. The Prophet mentioned among the three whose supplication isn’t rejected by Allah: “the fasting person until they break their fast.” [Tirmidhi & Ibn Maja] Make a lot of supplication while fasting and at the time of breaking the [...]

Pornography, Respect, and Responsibility: A Letter to the Hotel Industry « Public Discourse

Pornography, Respect, and Responsibility: A Letter to the Hotel Industry « Public Discourse Pornography, Respect, and Responsibility: A Letter to the Hotel Industry by Robert P. George and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf A letter on pornography and business ethics written by two prominent public intellectuals—one a Christian, one a Muslim—sent to hotel industry executives last week. We write to [...]

Living With Islamophobia – Imam Afroz Ali Radio Interview

Living With Islamophobia – Imam Afroz Ali Radio Interview After 9/11, Muslims all over the world have had to deal with Islamophobia, a condition that has arisen from fear of terrorism and misunderstanding of the religion. We discuss the root of these misperceptions and the best ways to address it with Afroz Ali, founder of Al-Ghazzali [...]

Brief Prophetic Supplication (dua) for Difficulties

  Brief Prophetic Supplication for Difficulties   عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِك قال: كانَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيهِ وسَلَّمَ إِذا كَرَبَهُ أَمرٌ قال: {   يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّومُ بِرَحْمَتِكَ أَسْتَغِيثُ }   Anas ibn Malik (Allah be pleased with him) relates that if any distress befell the  Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), [...]

Certainty vs uncertainty: Thoughts on the Occasion of the Middle Night of Shaaban – Shaykh Jihad Hashim Brown

Certainty vs uncertainty: Thoughts on the Occasion of the Middle Night of Shaaban – Shaykh Jihad Hashim Brown Download as PDF: Certainty vs Uncertainty in Rajab and Shaaban Posted with author’s permission. By the Name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Compassionate Certainty vs. Uncertainty in the Preparatory Program of Rajab and Shaaban Jihad Hashim Brown [...]