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Characteristics to be Adopted: Controlling the Tongue – Imam Zaid Shakir

Article reposted, with thanks to NID and Imam Zaid Shakir Note: The following characteristic is especially relevant in Ramadan, as one of the objectives of the fast is to control the tongue. Ibrahim al-Nakha’i, on of the teachers of Imam Abu Hanifa, may Allah have mercy on them both, mentioned: “The people ruined before you were [...]

Ghazali on the Inner Manners of Qur’an Recital

Ghazali on the Inner Manners of Qur’an Recital Based on Imam Ghazali’s explanation in his Ihya’ `Ulum al-Din In the Name Of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful 1. One should understand the magnificent nature of the Qur’an. This is a divine gift from Allah, and a tremendous favor. One should bring to mind the favor [...]

SeekersGuidance Student Assembly – Term 3 2012

SeekersGuidance Student Assembly – Term 3 2012 Seeking Knowledge with Manners and Virtue Yesterday, students gathered online and at the SeekersHub in Toronto. Surrounded by our Teachers, we listened to their wise words and counsel as we approach the end of our studies for this term. Imam Afroz Ali, of SeekersHub in Sydney and Managing [...]

Study Questions for Understanding Works of Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas – Adi Setia

Study Questions for Understanding Works of Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas – Adi Setia The following questions are taken from a midterm examination of an ethics course taught by Professor Adi Setia at the International Islamic University, Malaysia. They provide a useful companion to the books of Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas and have been cr0ss-posted here [...]

On the Path to a Sacred Journey: The Courtesies (Ādāb) of Hajj – Nur Sacred Sciences

On the Path to a Sacred Journey: The Courtesies (Ādāb) of Hajj The Hajj has specific courtesies and actions that it is recommended to perform in order to ensure that one returns from Hajj with his or her pilgrimage both accepted and rewarded, inshāʼ Allāh. Among the recommended ādāb of the great pilgrimage are the following. 1)      It is recommended that [...]

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 [...]

Ten Good Manners for Hajj by Imam al-Ghazali – Translated Abdal Hakim Murad

Ten Good Manners for Hajj by Imam al-Ghazali trans. Abdal Hakim Murad There are ten good manners which the pilgrim should observe. Firstly, the money he spends must come from halal sources. He must strive, likewise, to avoid carrying on any business while on Hajj, such as would occupy the heart and distract his attention; [...]

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 [...]

Physical Descriptions of the Four Imams – ilmgate

An excellent detailed article from ilmgate on the appearance of the mujtahid imams. Visit ilmgate.org for more excellent articles on Islam and contemporary issues. Physical Descriptions of the Four Imams Collected from Imam Dhahabi’s Siyar A’lam an-Nubala Abu Hanifah an-Nu’man bin Thabit: Abu Yusuf said: “Abu Hanifah was well-formed, was from the best of people [...]

Helpful Organizational Tools for Muslims

Helpful Organizational Tools for Muslims This brief post is intended to highlight organizational tools that may be helpful to Muslims on a practical level. These tools are simple aids but they can do a lot to keep track of one’s deeds (muhasaba) and in seeing one’s progress there is immense motivation to continue and to [...]