Complaining (shakawa) to other fallible humans has no part in our religion. Sincere advice (nasiha) does. What is the difference between the two? Imam Zaid Shakir explains. Usually, the complaint starts with what we describe as the first person, “I”. For example, “I don’t like…” “I don’t feel…” “I want…” “I think….” etc. Therefore, complaining is […]
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Click here to listen to the audio ‘O you who have believed, fear Allah. And let every soul look to what it has put forth for tomorrow…’ (Surah al-Hashr, Verse 18) In this audio, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad talks about the importance of attentiveness and self-awareness. He also describes the journey to full consciousness through […]
Click here for the original link In the Name of God, Most Merciful and Compassionate 1. Purification The author of The Ultimate Conspectus began his book with purification as this is the norm with books from the Shafi’i school of law. Some other schools start with the times for prayer. The reason we begin with purification is that […]
Click here for the original post The Fifteenth Night of Sha`ban, known in Arabic as Laylat al-Nisf min Sha`ban, literally “the eve of the middle day of Sha`ban,” is one of the greatest nights of the year. (In Islam the night precedes the day so really it is the night before the fifteenth day of […]
“An excellent, insightful podcast worth listening to if you want to manage your money in a purposeful, benefit-driven manner guided by Islamic values.” – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Do you run your money? Or does your money run you? Most people have a dysfunctional relationship with money. They try not to think about it because — let’s […]
Allah Most High says, “I am near – I answer the call of the one who calls upon me (2:186).” Yet, many of us wonder: Why isn’t Allah answering my prayers? Is there a certain du’a I have to read for each of my concerns? Do my du’as have to be in Arabic? […]
[Human Values] Harmony and cohesion in a society are directly proportional to its adherence to share moral values. A society that does not adopt common values and turns away from a higher moral path becomes self-centered, and, as a result, experiences deterioration both internally and in relationship to others. It may also adopt a negative […]
The following is the foreword to the booklet entitled, “Pursuit of Peace: 2014 Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies.” Click here for the original link [Spread Peace] The pursuit of peace is a most noble human endeavour. The Qur’an states, “Now if they incline towards peace, then incline to it, and place your trust in […]
For the original article: Click here [Who are Ahlul Bayt?] Yahya b. Mu‘adh Ar-Razi once visited Al-‘Alawi Al-‘Umari who asked him: What do you say about us Ahlul-Bayt[i]? He replied: What can I say about plants watered by the water of revelation, clay mixed with the water of Divine Message? Nothing will emanate from them […]
Allah Most High says, “I am near – I answer the call of the one who calls upon me (2:186).” Yet, many of us wonder: Are my du’as being answered? Is there a certain du’a I have to read for each of my concerns? Do my du’as have to be in Arabic? In this […]