Entries by Aashif

The Merciful & Compassionate: A Selection from Ibn Ajiba’s Commentary on al-Fatiha by Shaykh Abdul Aziz Suraqah

Click here for the original link Renowned for its unique style, Ibn ‘Ajiba’s commentry of the Qur’an, Al-Bahr al-Madid (The Vast Ocean) combines traditional exegesis with spiritual contemplation, exploring the inner meanings of the sacred text. In this companion volume to Al-Madina’s inaugural publication, Prophetic Grace, Ibn ‘Ajiba explores the outer and inner meanings of the most […]

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True Hope by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

True hope isn’t a fragile state of restless expectation. Rather, it is the coolness of certitude and the calm of contentment in knowing the Beauty, Mercy, and Generosity of one’s Majestic and Tremendous Lord. “So whoever hopes for the meeting of their Lord, let them perform righteous deeds, and associate none with their Lord in […]

Study Guide for Seekers of Knowledge

al Muntannabi said: he who seeks pearls, immerses himself in the sea. To be a successful student of knowledge, one should understand all aspects of studying, teaching, and learning. We have included links that will help seekers take their learning to the next level: Seeker’s Expectations – How to Seek Knowledge Steps to Success on […]

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Mockery by Imam Zaid Shakir

A special thank you to New Islamic Directions for this insightful article. The original article can be viewed here [What is Mockery?] Mockery: Behavior or speech that makes fun of someone or something in a hurtful way. Mockery of entire groups has effectively been criminalized in Western societies. One would think thrice before publicly mocking […]

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The Heart of the Qur’an: Surah Yasin Explained – with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Abu Hurayra narrates that the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, “Whoever recites Yasin at night, he will be forgiven.” [Musnad, Abu Ya`ala] Some versions state, “Whoever recites Yasin in the morning and night…” [Tabarani, Mu`ajam al-Saghir] Surah Yasin has tremendous benefits for the believer, being the heart of the Quran, surely […]