fortifying faith

If I lost my memory and could only remember ONE productivity technique from the many learned over the years, then do you know which I’d choose? PRE-PLANNING. Out of the thousands of pounds invested in the last few years and the dozens of time management books I’ve experimented with, the practice of pre-planning is undoubtedly […]

In this series, Shaykh Shoayb Ahmed of South Africa will take us on a journey through the lives and biographies of some of the most celebrated and well known scholars of the twentieth and twenty – first century. These historical accounts will provide us with refreshing insights and lessons, and motivate us to follow in […]

Maulana Ebrahim Bham marks the beginning of the South African educational year. He offers justifications for why educational sciences flourished after the coming of Islam, before highlighting the core meaning of the Hadith “Seeking knowledge is an obligation for every Muslim.” In this vein, Maulana Bham explains which knowledge is compulsory—the religious knowledge required to […]

save us

* Courtesy of The Sila Initiative  وَإِذَآ أَنْعَمْنَا عَلَى الإِنسَانِ أَعْرَضَ وَنَأَى بِجَانِبِهِ وَإِذَا مَسَّهُ الشَّرُّ كَانَ يَؤُوسًا “When We bestow Our favors unto man he turns away and becomes remote. But when evil befalls he gives himself up to despair.” [17:8] Among the many thousands of spiritual disciples of Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi (d. 1943), […]

* Courtesy of Muwasala Habib Umar provides guidance on what helps us to lower our gaze The beginning of lowering the gaze is sincere resolve. If someone maintains that resolve then Allah will allow him to taste the sweetness of faith and thus assist him in continuing to lower his gaze. The stronger the believer’s […]

new year

* Courtesy of New Islamic Directions As we North American Muslims enter a new year it might be beneficial for us to ask ourselves some serious questions. A bit of soul searching has never harmed anyone. The type of questions I have in mind involve a set of challenges to some of the prevailing trends […]

fortifying faith

The Ultimate Hack in Islam Last week, we discovered that the greatest hack in Islam is undoubtedly the niyyah or intention. Today, I want to explore three innovative ways in which you can utilise this amazing gift from Allah. I’m pretty sure some of these techniques will be new to you. 1. Start intending for […]

ISTANBUL SUMMER 2020 IJAZA INTENSIVE  This program is especially designed for students of knowledge that want to build strong foundations in the basic Islamic Sciences in both rational and transmitted, such as Theology, Islamic Law, Sacred Legal Theory, Islamic Spirituality, Sciences of Hadith, Logic and others, in a manner that builds upon each other For […]

mentorship

* Courtesy of The Nur  Shaykh Faid reminds us that guidance is the greatest achievement. Allah teaches us through the Quran what to ask him, how to ask him and when to ask him. Focusing on what to ask him, Allah teaches us to ask him for guidance.

high school

It is upon each one of us, to be a source of strength and mercy, to ourselves, and to our fellow believers. Watching a kid pick up a new sport is fun. Watching an adult pick up a new sport is even more fun. I understood the latter, when I first started playing table tennis, […]