Entries by Yousuf Patel

COVID-19: Social Isolation in the Life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ – Ustadh Abdullah Misra

Social isolation leaves many of us wondering what to do with ourselves as we spend much of our time at home. Ustadh Abdullah tells us that while our social channels may be disrupted during social isolation, our connection with Allah remains and can grow stronger. He cites a number of instances we find in the […]

The Ramadan Habit: Self Study Option – Tushar Imdad

**SPECIAL OFFER – The Ramadan Habit – SELF-STUDY OPTION Ramadan Mubarak! — I hope you have had a brilliant start to the best month of the year. Perhaps, like many of us, you’ve been caught slightly off-guard and feel like you’re playing catch up. You’re so busy with work, it’s spilling into your ibaadah time. You […]

COVID-19: Recognizing Divine Control – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this lesson, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat reminds us of the need to look at the bigger picture. He encourages us to recite and reflect upon Sura al-Mulk (Qur‘an, 67), and looks at several lessons to help us deal with this crisis. 1) Have a good opinion of Allah and expect the best from Him, realizing […]

Covid-19: An Islamic Perspective – Shaykh Seraj Hendricks

In this essay, Shaykh Seraj Hendricks who is one of South Africa’s most respected scholars, provides clear guidance on Covid-19 and how Muslims should take confidence in the rich Islamic legacy which prioritizes the sanctity of human life and health. Throughout history various peoples and places have been afflicted by severe plagues and epidemics. Millions […]

Exemplars for our Time: Mini-Book Series of Modern Muslim Sages

EXEMPLARS for our TIME: A Ground-Breaking Publication & Unprecedented Collaboration, Needs Your Help. We need your support for EXEMPLARS for our TIME, a ground-breaking mini-book series led by internationally acclaimed British photographer Peter Sanders (Meetings with Mountains, In the Shade of a Tree, The Art of Integration) and American author Michael Sugich (Signs on the Horizons, Hearts Turn). Each book in the series […]

Video : A Perspective on the Pandemic – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

* Courtesy of Cambridge Muslim College The current pandemic has upended nearly every aspect of the world we live in. But is it unprecedented? Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, Dean of Cambridge Muslim College, shares his perspective on this humbling phenomenon, one which is not unfamiliar in our Islamic tradition. He also highlights the beauty and […]

On the Commemoration of Events in Islam – Sayyid Muhammad ‘Alawi al-Maliki

On the Commemoration of Events in Islam (What is in Sha’ban?) Translated by Shaykh Seraj Hendricks Of the accepted and established principles amongst the people of knowledge (ahl al- ‘ilm) is that a particular moment in time is made remarkable or auspicious by the events associated with it. The event, in other words, forms the […]

Adhering to the National Lockdown – Mufti Taha Karaan

* Courtesy of the Muslim Judicial Council In this video, Mufti Taha Karaan reminds the Muslim community of Cape Town to continue to adhere to the rules of the national lockdown. Mufti Taha emphasizes the strategic importance and benefit social distancing will have on the outcome of the Covid-19 pandemic. Additionally, he addresses the elders […]