“Tradition” in academic circles has come to signify old fashioned customs, archaic cultural practices, ossified ideas handed down from the past and articulated to the letter by naïve, simple minded neo-Luddites. In popular discourse, to be traditional is to adamantly cling in the past. Those espousing traditional values are often lumped into the same category […]

Imam Ghazali states in his work, The Beginnings of Guidance: The Proper Manners of Keeping Allah’s Company Know that the companion who never leaves you whether you are resident or travelling, whether asleep or awake, both in your life and after your death is your Lord, Master, Protector, and Creator. And whenever you make remembrance of […]

Eid Khutba on Bringing “Allahu Akbar” into our lives – Faraz Rabbani – Jame Mustafa (Mississauga, ON) – November 27, 2009 from Faraz Rabbani on Vimeo.

Al-Quddus means holy, transcendent above everything.  As such, Allah (Exalted be He) is transcendent.  He is beyond our sight and our hearing, beyond space and time, and beyond any imperfection whatsoever. This is in stark contrast to what we find in this world.  Imam ibn ‘Ata ilah mentions in his Aphorisms that the imperfections of this […]


It is said that the one who performs Hajj, or the ritual pilgrimage, comes back free of sins. But are mere actions enough? This story illustrates what makes a true Hajj. A man, whose life reflected no change after having performed Hajj, came to visit Imam Junaid al-Bagdadi. Junaid asked him: “Where are you coming […]

On the Heart, Wisdom and Knowledge Fath al-Mawsuli (Allah have mercy on him) said: Doesn’t a sick person who is deprived of food and drink die?… It is the same with the heart: if it is kept from wisdom and knowledge for three days, it dies….” Imam Ghazali (Allah have mercy on him) comments: He has […]

Four Keys To Successful Action Guaranteeing Success by “True” Conditions By Shaykh Faraz Rabbani The idea of striving for success is a central theme of both the Qur’an and Prophetic teachings. It is something ultimately sought by every human. But how is success achieved? Shaykh al-Islam Shabbir Usmani, one of the great Muslim scholars of […]

YouTube – The Role of Professionals Lecture (with translation) of the Habib/Omar Bin Hafeez during his trip to Australia for complete: http://www.alhabibomar.com/

YouTube – 1/3: Modesty in Islam – Ibrahim Osi-Efa   Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa was born and raised in Liverpool, England. He was blessed with the opportunity to study several classical disciplines at the hands of some of the holders of the tradition such as Murabit al-Haj, al-Habib Umar b. Hafiz and Shaikh Hassan al-Hindi. Initially […]