Entries by Aashif

Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah: The Parameters of Respecting Differences of Opinion in Islam

What does it mean to have a difference of opinion in Islam? In Islam we have different opinions about things and those different opinions are based on the nature of Islamic law. We also have rules that indicate to us how we can live together, what things we need to agree upon and not differ […]

Prayer on the Fifteenth Night of Shaban – Muwasala

* Courtesy of Muwasala.org It is the practice of many of the pious people of the Ummah to recite Surah Ya Sin three times on the 15th night of Sha`ban. The first time they read it with the intention of being blessed with a long life spent in obedience to Allah, the second time with […]

Reflections on Isra’ (Night Journey) and Mi’raj (Ascension) – Habib Umar bin Hafiz

This article is sourced from Muwasala: Click here for the original post Every created thing longed to have its portion of Allah’s Beloved (Peace be upon him). It was not until he (Peace be upon him) made his Mi’raj that the heavens got their portion of him. — Al-Habib- Abdul Qadir Al Saggaf Importance of Isra’ […]

Becoming Muslim by Shaykh Nuh Keller

This article by Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller is a personal reflection on how he came to Islam. It is autobiographical in its approach to answering the questions of when, why and how. As such it details all the minutiae of place and time and people. Yet it ends with the quiet turning of the […]

No limits to how close you can be to Allah – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

The only thing that will save us is our love for Allah and His Messenger (Peace be upon him). In this beautiful Khutba Shaykh Faid gives us examples from the lives of the companions of the Prophet, blessing and peace be upon him, and how they attained closeness to Allah. Allah raised the Sahaba because […]

The Light of the Prophet ﷺ by Mostafa al-Badawi

“Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth . . . “[1] The Light is one of the ninety-nine Beautiful Names of Allah. Light is that by which things become known. Things may exist in the dark, but they cannot be seen. Light may be physical, such as the light of the sun […]

The Meaning of the Black Stone – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

In this deep and insightful talk, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad explains why does one turn to the Kaaba, when “Allah is with you wherever you may be,” and “Wherever you turn, there is the Face of Allah,” as Allah tells us in the Qur’an.   The Shaykh discusses the reality of the Closeness and Presence […]

The Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ Forbearance, by Imam Khalid Latif

In these dark and confusing times, Imam Khalid Latif reminds us how the best of mankind, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ responded to adversity. Zayd ibn San’an (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates: Once, God’s Messenger ﷺ borrowed some money from me. I was not yet a Muslim then. I went to him to collect my debt […]

True Hunger vs. The Greed of Our Stomachs, by Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa

Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa explains the meaning of true hunger where your body is truly calling for food rather than being driven by your desires. Resources for seekers Overcoming Greed, Opening Your Heart To Gratitude Ramadan: When Feeding Others in Need Supersedes Our Own Greed Habib Umar – Cautioning against greed and materialism Shaykh Hasan Le […]

The Secular and the Sacred in Higher Education, by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Dr. John Sexton and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf at New York University’s Global Spiritual Life on the world of religion in higher education, facilitated by Reverend Dr. Serene Jones. Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Dr John Sexton Q&A facilitated by Reverend Dr. Serene Jones Resources for seekers Building Communities of Learning and Mercy The Lost Tools of Learning – Dorothy […]